How the West Was Won Review

By Adam Sarsfield & Rina Weaver 

Rapper, producer, and filmmaker, Ice Cube headlined a once-in-lifetime event in Mountain View. He is one of the most well-known and popular rappers in hip-hop music. He was formerly a part of the renowned rap group N.W.A. Many other recognized artists in hip-hop, such as E-40, B Real, DJ Quik, Xzibit, and Celly Cel, also gave electrifying performances on How The West Was Won. DJ Quik kicked off the show by telling everyone to get on their feet. With phones glowing and cameras flashing in the crowd, the hardcore rapper thought it would only be suitable to begin his set by taking it back to the 90s. Next up was the man himself, Xzibit, performing songs from his 1996 debut album At The Speed Of Life, spitting lyrics from his single “Paparazzi.” Now with the crowd revved up, E-40 took the stage and dropped “Tell Me When To Go,” “I Don’t F*ck With You,” and “Choices.” The crowd eagerly awaited the next performance when Ice Cube’s image flashed on the projector, sending the entire crowd roaring. Ice Cube gave the crowd what they came for, performing hit after hit, taking them back to the N.W.A era, as the West Coast legend entered the stage performing his hit, “Boyz-n-the-hood.” With his performances of “Check Yourself” and “Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It,” Cube undoubtedly demonstrated why he is known as the King of the West Coast. Ice Cube then closed his set with “Today Was A Good Day,” his go-to cookout tune.