• The '80s was brand new. It was AIDS. It was gangbanging. It was starting to become big dope-dealing, and crack was starting to flood the neighborhoods. And then you had hip hop, which was something new, other than what we were doing, which was sports, playing football, basketball, baseball. And I was excited.

    "Ice Cube Says Hollywood Isn't Cool Enough, Adds: "I'm Ready to Run a Studio"". Interview with Stephen Galloway, February 25, 2016.