Quote of the Day: Ice Cube on Smartphone Cameras in 1980s Compton

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Rapper and actor Ice Cube in a tense interview with the New York Times Magazine upon the release of his N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton." The kinds of images he references are archived here.

"Do you think that having smartphones in 1980s Compton would have made a difference? No. There’s photography from the 1800s of lynchings. People went to picnics, and they’d take pictures with somebody burnt to death up there. It doesn’t matter."

Source: New York Times Magazine, "Ice Cube Might Have Dinner With the President," Aug. 6, 2015.

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