Ice Cube Defines "Rock & Roll"
Minutes after MC Ren told the world to get used to rap music, his N.W.A partner Ice Cube took it a step farther. "Are we rock & roll?" he asked. "I say, 'You goddamn right, we rock & roll.' Rock & roll is not an instrument; rock & roll is not even a style of music. Rock & roll is a spirit. It's a spirit. It's been going since the blues, jazz, bebop, soul, R&B, rock & roll, heavy metal, punk rock and yes, hip-hop. … Rock & roll is not conforming to the people who came before you, but creating your own path in music and in life. That is rock & roll, and that is us."