Ice Cube and Common Mend Their Differences on Super-Sincere ‘Real People’

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Hip-hop recording artist Common (L) and rapper Ice Cube pose at the after party for the premiere of Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures' "Straight Outta Compton" at the Microsoft Theatre on August 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Ice Cube and Common have carved up their well-aged rap beef and set down a new joint track, “Real People.” It comes via the soundtrack to upcoming movie threequel Barbershop: The Next Cutwhich stars both rappers-turned-actors as well as Cedric the Entertainer, Nikki Minaj, Eve, and Tyga.

Of course, it’s been a long time since Cube and Common actually had a problem with each other — they talked to Complex about burying the hatchet, and they posed for a chummy photo at the premiere of Straight Outta Compton last year (see above). But “Real People” is their first go at setting the musical record straight.

“It’s a good day when me it’s me and O’Shae / It’s like the times we cheered for O.J.,” Common raps over a funky, throwback beat. Below, find two giants of the game rhyming about love and respect.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=G0Ihai6DG6A

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