Ice Cube takes a tour of a Charles and Ray Eams designed home and proves to be an apt guide on modern architecture in this Pacific Standard Time video about the Eames architect legends.
Something he should know about seeing that before he became a rapper, he studied architectural drafting.
Strolling around the Eames House in Pacific Palisades, he lovingly strokes the windows of the home and later exclaims, “they was doing mash-ups before mash-ups even existed.”
The Eames where a husband and wife duo of American designers, who worked in and made major contributions to modern architecture and furniture. They also worked in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art and film.
In an interview with the New York Times, Ice Cube said he jumped at the chance to be a part of Pacific Standard Time’s sprawling campaign to promote Southern California art. “What was appealing was showing off Los Angeles to people who think they know what Los Angeles is all about… Everybody who comes here thinks they got the place figured out, but you can never get this place figured out.”
Driving down Inglewood Boulevard in South LA, the rapper also breaks down “the good, the bad and the ugly” about art and architecture in Los Angeles. Things that make his good list: the Forum, 5 Torches, Cockatoo Inn and Watts Towers.
Ice Cube’s video is the third in a series of artist/performer collaborations for Pacific Standard Time.