Ice Cube family comedies to undermine gangsta culture
RAPPER Ice Cube’s family comedy film Are We There Yet? is to be screened in schools in a bid to make ‘gangsta’ role models unappealing.
In the PG-rated comedy Cube, considered one of the founding figures of the ‘gangsta rap’ movement and whose albums include Death Certificate and The Predator, escorts his girlfriends’ sassy but loveable kids on a road trip peppered with comedy incidents.
Youth outreach worker Tom Logan, who will be touring the film around urban schools, said: “We’re showing kids that gangsta rappers can be the opposite of cool in the hope that they’ll aspire to becoming doctors or teachers instead.
“Ice Cube once rapped that ‘the nigga you love to hate can still kill at will’. However in Are We There Yet? he struggles to defend himself from a fake reindeer that’s repeatedly kicking him in the face.
“In its sequel Are We Done Yet? the humiliation is ramped up to a new level as Cube falls through a roof while chasing an animatronic raccoon.”
Logan added: “Cube once wrote that ‘I’m platinum bitch, I didn’t have to sell out’. However if you look closely during a scene where the rapper is pelted with egg by a dog, you can see a gassy blob appear above his head.
“We think that’s his soul leaving his body.”
If successful, the scheme may be extended to include Ice T’s appearance in Leprechaun 5: Leprechaun in the Hood and some footage of Kanye West being himself.