December 8, 2011 19:37

Rapper Ice Cube makes film to promote Los Angeles' architecture - video

The former architecture student says The Eames House is 'going green 1949 style, bitch'

Rapper Ice Cube makes film to promote Los Angeles' architecture - video

Photo: PA

Rapper Ice Cube, has made a short film about his love of the architecture in his hometown Los Angeles.

The former NWA member, who once studied architectural drafting, pays tribute to The Eames House in Pacific Palisades in the film for Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980.

"A lot of people think LA is just eyesore after eyesore… so what? They don’t know the LA I know," says the rapper, real name O'Shea Jackson. "One man's eyesore is another man's paradise."

Ice Cube says husband and wife design team Charles and Ray Eames, who built the Eames House in the 1940s were "doing mash-ups before mash-ups even existed", adding: "It's not about the pieces, it's how the pieces work together, y'know, taking something that already exists and making it something special… kinda like sampling."

"The Eames made structure and nature one. This is going green 1949 style, bitch. Believe that," he said.

Watch the film below:



Read More On This Artist

More News
Bat For Lashes unveils new song 'Skin Song' - listen
Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire: ''Futurology' is one of our most...
The Vines share video for new single 'Metal Zone' - watch
Azealia Banks reportedly 'free' from Interscope recording contract
Zach Braff discusses Coldplay and Bon Iver-featuring soundtrack to new movie Wish I Was Here
Limp Bizkit at Glastonbury? 'I doubt we'll ever be invited'
Mick Jagger laughs off claims he is to blame from Brazil's 7-1 World Cup defeat
Robin Thicke album 'sells less than 54 copies' in Australia, according to reports
Poll result: NME readers do not want to see pyrotechnic flares banned from music festivals
T In The Park weather update: Warm and sunny to begin with before longer spells of rain
Sinead O'Connor replaces Bobby Womack as Womad headliner
Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno teams up with Noel Fielding for second series of 'Luxury...
Nick Cave to perform live at Barbican screening of '20,000 Days On Earth' documentary
Sonisphere organisers 'shocked' by festival attack which left 21-year-old male...
Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt to produce indie film
N-Dubz confirm plans for 2015 reunion and vow to 'come back like Black Eyed Peas'
Courtney Love lists sex as her 'favourite obsession'
Ellie Goulding breaks up crowd fight at Eden Project gig
Sum 41's Deryck Whibley says Iggy Pop is supporting his recovery from alcohol addiction
Burzum's Varg Vikernes found guilty of inciting racial hatred
Bruce Springsteen debuts short film for 'Hunter Of Invisible Game' – watch
Justin Bieber sentenced to anger management and community service for egging neighbour's house

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today