Cube is an icon in the Hip Hop scene, well respected in the movie industry as well but with all of his legacy, he’s often ignored on the Forbes list.
Ice Cube has an empire worth over $150 million, but his accomplishments aren’t celebrated within the coveted Forbes lists that hip hop artists hope to find their names on.
Cube on a recent interview with Nick Cannon said that he doesn’t mind because “that shouldn’t matter.”
“It ain’t all about what I got, it’s all about what I can give you,” he said. “What I can produce that you can be a part of?…Do it make you happy? Do it make you feel good? Did it make you feel like you didn’t waste your time and waste your money?
To me, that’s what it’s all about. It’s not about how much this one got or that one got, or this one don’t got or that one don’t got. How much product are they producing? What are they doing that’s dope? How many things are they leaving on the earth when they’re gone that will still be here to entertain people? That’s really what it’s all about.”
Ice Cube also revealed that he always felt out of place bragging about his wealth as other artists did because he knew that most of his fans would never be able to relate. “Hip hop is a braggadocious, boisterous-type of…,” he said. “I thought it would make me seem out of touch with my audience.
Even though I know everybody wants those things, everybody don’t have those things. I’m the kinda dude where you gotta notice me wearing it, but I’m not about to tell you I got it on.