WHEN ANGELA DAVIS INTERVIEWED ICE CUBE IN 1991, BEFORE ‘DEATH CERTIFICATE’S’ RELEASE

 

YouTube is a content goldmine; one can spend countless hours on the most popular video sharing site, where over 1 billion videos call home. Typically, I’m searching for something very specific, and after finding and watching whatever that is, another video recommended by YouTube catches my attention, and, curious, I watch a second video… and then a third, fourth, fifth, etc, and an hour later, I realize that I’ve deviated so far from what I initially searched for, and sometimes even forgotten what that was.

And that’s how I came across this video featuring Angela Davis interviewing Ice Cube – something I don’t believe I already knew (before today) actually happened. Of course I watched it. It’s very short, so they don’t cover much; the conversation we hear in the 3 minutes is mostly focused on Ice Cube’s growth from “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted” – his debut studio album – to “Death Certificate” – his second studio album released on October 29, 1991 by Priority Records.

As I learned after doing some digging, it’s a tiny piece of what was a 2-hour conversation between them, that took place at Ice Cube’s Street Knowledge business offices. Unfortunately, the full conversation doesn’t exist online (at least, I couldn’t find it; if you have better luck, let me know).

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