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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Rapper Ice Cube makes film to promote Los Angeles' architecture

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

The former member of NWA, 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 "was doing mash-ups before mash-ups even existed". He added of the classic piece of architecture: "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."

He adds: "The Eames made structure and nature one. This is going green 1949 style, bitch. Believe that."

Watch the film below:

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