Ice Cube On Eames: "They was doing mashups before mashups even existed."

Who knew that the famous rapper was a fan of midcentury modern architecture. He describes the Charles and Ray Eames masterpiece:

Got off-the-shelf factory windows, prefabricated walls, They was doing mash-ups before mash-ups even existed.”

He tells the New York Times:

I had learned about them when I was studying architectural drafting. Back then, I didn’t know I was going to make money. So being that they put together a house in two days and used discarded materials — something about their style caught on.

He learned a lot of lessons from studying architecture, like that it takes planning.

What I learned from architectural drafting is that everything has to have a plan to work. You just can’t wing it. I can’t get all the materials I need for a house and just start building.

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