Rapper Ice Cube told Bill Maher on his “Club Random” podcast there is an important connection between the hip-hop music industry and private prisons were they use “social engineering” to encourage criminality.
Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, has begun questioning the left-wing dogma and the inner workings of the music insert.
Maher observed the excesses of woke ideology and the “Mean Girls” mentality where people blame others for not using updated racial terms like “Latinx.”
“It’s weird how the names always change every so like 20 or 30 years. Somebody wants to put a new label on the same thing,” Ice Cube said.
The rapper also suggested that petty debates are used to divide people and prevent them from questioning the real problems.
“It’s just done to really keep us bickering and chasing these words, so they’re not really getting to the root of the issues, which are most of the time very common, if we really go down to the root of it,” Ice Cube said.
Maher asked Ice Cube to identify the culprits for dividing society by design.
“Who benefits and profits of our bickering and division?” Ice Cube asked rhetorically. “Follow the money.”
“I don’t know their names Bill, but if you follow the money, you go high enough, you start to see,” he added.
The rapper then used the record industry as a “broad example of how people at the top can manipulate what’s going on with the people who are bickering and fighting.”
Ice Cube then asserted that the “same people who own the [record labels] own the prisons,” adding, It seems really kind of suspicious, if you want to say that word, that the records that come out are really geared to push people towards that prison industry.”
“But they didn’t make you write those lyrics,” Mayer countered.
“It’s not about making somebody write the lyrics; it’s about being there as guardrails to make sure certain songs make it through, and certain songs don’t,” Ice Cube responded.
He later claimed, “some records are made by committee,” where a record company micromanages the lyrics and ideas to “push a narrative.”
The rapper said this method was an example of “social engineering” and ensuring “prisons stay full.”
Ice Cube calcified that prisons are not directly running the record labels but have financial interests in them.
Maher further analyzed Ice Cube’s theory that “the kind of stuff in rap lyrics works as a funnel to get people inspired to do the kind of things that would get them in prison.”