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Often, when our favorite artists get popular, their come-up gets obscured behind their explosion onto the scene. But the truth is, your favorite artist was hustling long before their “overnight success.” In The Ed Lover Show‘s “Behind The Hip Hop” segment, you get a close look into the hustle of hip hop’s hottest artists and how they worked to make a name for themselves.

Click on the audio player above to hear about Ice Cube‘s come up, from his beginnings as a songwriter, to the forming of N.W.A, to his exit from the group and solo albums, to his acting career. Find out how Ice Cube made hip hop history; in this exclusive clip from the “Ed Lover Show.”

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