|Posted by Anna H. on June 21, 2014 at 1:50 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? I just got around to posting some Rap Music. I've already said in the past, that I listen to several other musical genre besides mostly Rock.
Earlier this week, I dreamed about being back in school and attending a school assembly. Do you remember attending those boring school assemblies throughout your youth? I don't know if I was back in high school or college in my dream. Well, DanniDarkness was in my dream, along with Ice Cube. In fact, Danni and I had to attend the school assembly together. Ice Cube was our public speaker. As he gave his speech, I interrupted by asking, "Hey, Ice Cube! Is there any chance of you returning to Rap Music? Please come back. Today's Rap Music sucks ass!" After I interrupted Ice Cube, he stared at me as if he was thinking, "What the hell?! Can't you see I'm in the middle of giving a speech?!" That was a very strange yet hilarious dream, when I think about it. LMAO!
Yesterday, I went onto DreamMoods.com. If you have never visited the site for a dream analysis, I recommend it. Yesterday, I searched the words, "actor," "assembly," "celebrity," and "speaker." Here's what DreamMoods.com said for each:
Actor- "To see an actor or actress in your dream represents your pursuit for pleasure. Your admiration of a particular celebrity may lead to a desire to have some of their physical or personality traits. Consider also who this actor/actress is and what characteristics you associate with her or him. These may be the same characteristics that you need to acknowledge or incorporate into yourself. The dream may also be a pun on her or his name...To see a particular actor or actress in your dream look at the role they are playing. Even though you may not know them on a personal level, how you perceive them or the characters they play can provide understanding in how it relates to you. See also Celebrities."
Celebrities- "To see a celebrity in your dream represents your beliefs and understanding about her or him. Consider what the celebrity is famous or known for and how you relate to that quality. Something in your waking life has triggered these similar beliefs and feelings. It is not uncommon that your obsession with a certain celebrity may carry over onto your dream world. Celebrities are often seen as heroes and all that is mighty. Also consider any puns within the name."
Assembly- "To dream that you are at an assembly suggests that you are learning to accept and integrate the various aspects of yourself. The dream may also be telling you that you need to schedule a meeting. There is something that needs to be discussed."
Speaker- "To see speakers in your dream indicates that you are demanding to be heard. The dream may be telling you that you need to project your voice. Your opinion matters."
Based on these analyses and what I already know about Ice Cube, I've always admired his acting, rapping, and writing skills. He's mostly famous for rapping, acting, record producing, screenwriting, film producing, and directing. I recently discovered that Ice Cube's birthday is literally 1 day after mine. This means he turned 45 the day after I turned 32 years old, last weekend. Ice Cube and I are somewhat similar. Like him, I was also controversial and demonized (in high school and college), worked in entertainment (during college), and collaboratively wrote a Japanese script and co-directed it with classmates/partners for a Japanese project exam. I currently have several blogs, my own website, and I sometimes write my own short stories. I can't say that Ice Cube inspired me to do any of these things because I already decided most of my future, when I was 14 years old. LOL!
I'm constantly experimenting and learning new things about myself. I never expected to own and create my own website, until last September. I never imagined these things for myself, over the last 2 decades. With technology constantly advancing, some technology is much easier to use and create compared to years ago. I'm very fortunate to have It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns, and I take pride in knowing, that I created my own website without having a Computers or Graphic Arts/Design Degree. LOL! When I'm not reading articles, I'm sometimes YouTubing tutorials. Then, I try applying that knowledge to whatever I decide to experiment on.
Since I've talked about my dream with Ice Cube public speaking at a school assembly, I might as well explain a little more about him. As I said earlier, I would like to see Ice Cube back in music. He has such a long history in entertainment stemming back to being in Gangsta Rap groups such as C.I.A., N.W.A, and Westside Connection, collaborating with artists/groups such as Del the Funkee Homosapien, Kam, Da Lench Mob, Tupac Shakur, Ice-T, David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, KoRn, Paul Oakenfold, etc. I can forever list Ice Cube's music history, although I won't.
It's amazing to see how involved Ice Cube is regarding overall entertainment. My youngest aunt used to record his interviews on Rap shows, when she was a teenager. She remembers when Ice Cube claimed he didn't want to act in movies. Suddenly, he was acting in Boyz n the Hood. I remember when Ice Cube was on MTV's shortly lived music show, SuperRock. He expressed his dislike for Rock Music with the exceptions of Nirvana and Nine Inch Nails. Then, Ice Cube collaborated with Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, KoRn, etc. I still like Ice Cube as an entertainer. Meanwhile, he's a sell out for not always staying true to his own views. This can possibly explain why Ice Cube fell out with past group members from N.W.A. and Westside Connection, along with his Gangsta Rap listeners diminishing. I think over the last 23 years, Ice Cube has acted, directed, and produced more movies than he has worked on albums and soundtracks. You can always research Ice Cube online, whenever you have the chance. Even though he's a constant flip flopper regarding his entertainment views, I respect Ice Cube for his writing skills. Some can possibly argue, that he has become more open-minded about entertainment over the years. Ice Cube has highly influenced and continues to influence entertainers in numerous musical genre and films. He also has the ability to tell stories in his songs and movies. Storytelling seems to be lacking in most mainstream music today, including Rap Music.
Well, it's Song Saturday. I would've posted some Old School N.W.A. and Westside Connection. However, locating their music videos and Ice Cube's older music videos are the equivalents of performing oral extractions. LOL! Today, I have 5 Ice Cube music videos and 1 of them features KoRn. He has collaborated and toured with them more than once, during the late 90's. I'm sure all the original band members of KoRn squealed like little school girls, when they had the opportunities to collaborate and tour with him. They're die hard N.W.A. and Ice Cube fans. LOL! Anyway, here's some of Ice Cube's music videos throughout these last 2 decades.
1) Ice Cube "It Was A Good Day" The Predator (1993)
2) Ice Cube "Check Yo Self" The Predator (1993)
3) Ice Cube "Friday" Friday Soundtrack (1995)
4) Ice Cube Featuring KoRn "Fuck Dying" War & Peace Vol. 1 [The War Disc] (1999)
5) Ice Cube "Everythang's Corrupt" Everythang's Corrupt (2012)
Categories: Song Saturday