Ice Cube is thawing out some new lyrics for a new album. The hip-hop vet has been doing more acting than rapping lately but is ready to get back into the game. In doing so he says he’s sticking to the formula that works for him. He tells MTV fans can expect “Hardcore, West Coast hip-hop.” It’s what he says he does best and what his fans expect from him.
Cube’s still working on a title for his new set but says he’s leaning toward something like “Everything’s Corrupt.” The rapper’s last album, “I Am The West, ” was released in 2010. Since then, Cube has added three more films and a TV series to his acting resume. He recently appeared in the big screen comedy “21 Jump Street,” playing the role of the police captain supervisor for Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.

And here’s the news everyone and they mama been waiting for. MTV reports Ice Cube is almost done  with his latest installment to his follow-up to the 1995 original comedy “Friday”. Cube plans to write produce and star in another installment of the film, which he’s titled ‘LAST Friday’ and has been in talks with Tucker to reprise the role of Smokey.

Tucker was originally hesitant about returning in the film, and once cited his religion as a contributing factor in his decision NOT to do previous sequels.  His character “Smokey” was all about pot smoking, but judging from the photo above, it’s looking like he may be on board to return. Ice Cube  says:

“I’m still writing [the screenplay]. I’m still in the process, I’m deep into it…[the title is] Last Friday,” he noted.  “I want [Chris Tucker] to be in it. He’s given us every indication that he’s gonna be in it. Until he shows up on set, you never know. That’s really how it goes.” —  “I’m almost finished with the script, so as soon as we can finish the script, fast motion on it,” he said.

And that long-talked about biopic about N.W.A. is also “full steam ahead,” with director and frequent collaborator F. Gary Gray at the helm.

“We’re excited about him being part of the project,” Cube said of his friend. “The script is getting tighter and tighter, and once the script is tight as sweaty butt cheeks, we’ll put it out, and we’ll start working on it.

Movies aren’t the only projects on Ice Cube’s tray: he’s also been helping to develop a TV drama for FX called “Eye for an Eye,” where he’ll play an ambulance driver with a vendetta.

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