Before Ice Cube became a rapper, he studied architectural drafting at the Phoenix Institute of Technology, so he has some interesting things to say in this short appreciation of Charles and Ray Eames.
They was doing mashups before mashups even existed. It’s not about the pieces, it’s how the pieces work together. You know, taking something that already exist and making it something special. You know, kinda like sampling.
Update: The NY Times has an interview with Ice Cube about the video.
Q: How are your drafting skills these days?
A: You don’t want to live in nothing I draw. I got a certificate. For a year. In ‘88. I don’t think I picked up a T-square since.