Ice Cube and and director John Singleton took some time to reflect on the classic NWA album “Straight Outta Compton” on its 30th anniversary.
The two were interviewed on Beast 1 for a special set to air on Wednesday.
In The Pharmacy Presents: Straight Outta Compton 30th Anniversary, Ice Cube recalled, “When we first recorded it, we just felt like it was going to be an underground record. We knew it was going to be hardcore, but it was going to be underground. We never anticipated the record doing what it’s doing now. Just being this staple.”
Singleton talked about the importance the album had in his life.
“It meant everything to me. It was like you got to remember then we didn’t have no movies. We listened to albums like they were movies. And we were visualizing,” he said. “We sit up and think about how what were listening to sonically what it would look like. And for me that album was like everything that I had grown up in and saw. So it was a revelation for me.”
The Pharmacy special will air Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET on Beats 1.