Father Cube

Ice Cube on child-rearing and Family Values.

In the meantime, Cube is offering up War and Peace, which balance social exposes like "3 Strikes You In" and "Ghetto Vet" with "War and Peace" and "Limos, Demos and Bimbos," the last two featuring samples by No Doubt and the Police, respectively. (Puff Daddy would approve.) There's also "Fuck Dying," to which Korn contributed after the completion of "Children of the Korn." Cube implies that the combination of these songs and the Family Values tour may result in an album-length teaming between him and the band. "I want to do something so good that the hardcore rap fans are going to love it and the hardcore rock fans are going to love it, too," he says.

That's a tall order, but Cube believes that it's within his grasp. He admits, however, that perfecting the synthesis of rock and rap isn't as important to him as who's waiting for him at home at the end of the day. "My biggest challenge in life is to take the position that I'm in and expand it to where I can benefit my family, and my kids' kids, and their kids' kids. I'm the only person in my family who's been in the position that I'm in, so I want to take full advantage of every opportunity that I have to make sure that my kids don't have to worry about what I had to worry about."

And to be certain that they know the difference between a glock and a pimp.

Family Values, with Korn, Rammstein, Ice Cube, Limp Bizkit and Orgy. 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, McNichols Arena, $27.50-$30, 303-830-8497.

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