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Ice Cube's 'Straight Outta L.A.' Documentary Premieres On Espn

11 May 2010 5:54 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

Rapper directed film about the 1980s Oakland Raiders and their influence on hip-hop culture in South-Central L.A.

By Jayson Rodriguez, with reporting by Rahman Dukes

Ice Cube

Photo: Columbia

When it comes to Ice Cube's place in hip-hop history, he'll be remembered for three distinct things: his scowl, his jerry curl and his black Los Angeles Raiders cap.

Specifically, the legendary N.W.A. lyricist made the brooding football team's logo — an eye-patched pirate adorned in silver and black with crossed swords in the background — a symbol in rap lore, long before Jay-z did the same years later with the Yankees fitted hat.

And in Cube's documentary, "Straight Outta L.A.," the veteran Mc combines his two loves, rap and the Raiders, and delivers an insightful examination the tangled rise of two multimillion-dollar franchises, the Raiders and gangsta rap.

"Nothing impacted my life more than the Raiders moving to L. »

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