By Chuck Barney
Contra Costa Times (MCT)
A long, ghastly nightmare. That's how we Bay Area devotees of the Raiders regard the 13 years our nomadic football team wasted away in Los Angeles.
Ah, but for hip-hop artist and filmmaker Ice Cube, those were the glory days — a period in which he not only formed a lasting bond with the Raiders, but also helped to make the silver and black culturally viable to a new generation and demographic.