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EXCLUSIVE: Ice Cube Explains Why Playing A Police Officer On Screen Doesn't Contradict NWA Beliefs

30/06/2014 17:48 BST | Updated 01/07/2014 10:59 BST

Considered one of rap's greatest storytellers, and called out by no less a luminary than Snoop Dogg as 'the greatest MC of all time', Ice Cube has also made his presence felt on the big screen.

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Ice Cube talks his latest role alongside Kevin Hart

One of his latest film outings is in 'Ride Along'. This comedic cop caper finds him paired with stand-up stalwart Kevin Hart, his wannabe brother-in-law who wants Ice Cube's veteran copper James Payton to educate him in the ways of the street.

Ice Cube sat down with HuffPostUK - see above - to discuss where this latest project fits in with his illustrious career, and why playing a police officer on screen doesn't contradict his NWA beliefs. Plus, he shares some real love for Kevin Hart...

'Ride Along' is out now on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Pictures (UK).