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Predator [Original recording remastered, Explicit Lyrics]

Ice Cube Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
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1. The First Day Of School (Intro) ()
2. When Will They Shoot?
3. I'm Scared (Insert)
4. Wicked
5. Now I Gotta Wet 'Cha
6. The Predator
7. It Was A Good Day (Album Version)
8. We Had To Tear This Mothafucka Up
9. Fuck 'Em (Insert)
10. Dirty Mack
11. Don't Trust 'Em
12. Gangsta's Fairytale 2
13. Check Yo Self
14. Who Got The Camera?
15. Integration (Insert)
16. Say Hi To The Bad Guy
17. Check Yo Self (Radio Remix) ()
18. It Was A Good Day (Remix) ()
19. 24 Wit An L
20. U Ain't Gonna Take My Life

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It's true that Cube's third solo album lacked the righteous fury and sonic assault of AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted and the visionary social scope of Death Certificate, but calling it his third-best album is hardly a consolation prize. It remains the last great album that Cube released before giving in to his gangsta-god complex on later efforts. From a political point of view, Cube doesn't bring a whole lot of new ideas to the plate, but musically the album sounds as good as ever with its dark and aggressive beats. Cypress Hill's DJ Muggs lays down some thick, rolling bass lines for "We Had to Tear This Muthaf---er Up," while DJ Pooh jacks a smooth '70s soul loop from the Isley Brothers for "It Was a Good Day," leaving Cube himself to handle the beats on songs such as "When Will They Shoot," with its stomping beat and flinty edge. --Oliver Wang

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3.0 out of 5 stars The start of the end March 17 2004
Format:Audio CD
Ice Cube - The Predator (Priority, 1992)
After AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, Kill At Will EP, and Death Certificate, all classics, this album was a step down. Cube didn't really bring it like he did in the past. Ironically, this is the one of his most successful albums due to his singles "Wicked" and the the smash "It Was a Good Day". There are other good songs on here such as "Now I Gotta Wet'cha" and "Check Yo' Self" (the original, which is better than the more popular remix). Whatever fans Cube lost with this album, he sure gained a lot more. -EJR
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ice Cube The Master June 5 2004
Format:Audio CD
este album , es sin duda el mejor de Cube, ya que contiene producciones de Dj Muggs (de Cypress Hill) en canciones como el clasico Check Yo Self y mas....y el super single Wicked, este rapero ah sido influenciador de otros como W.C., B Real, Everlast, MC Eith, KoRn, Deftones, limpbizkit, Zack de la Rocha, etc
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4.0 out of 5 stars There is no DVD!!! Check yo' Self Amazon! March 14 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is just to tell all wondering what is on this bonus DVD that THERE IS NOT A DVD! I finally got tired with hunting around trying to find out what is on it, bucked -up and ordered it last month from Amazon. Just as I suspected - there is no DVD. I think they mixed up a version of the Greatest Hits CD with this one - you can buy both the Greatest Hits CD and DVD packaged together. Anyhow - there is no DVD packaged with the Predator.
As for the CD itself - no it is not Amerikkka's Most or Deathe Certificate, but it still has a lot on it (though I agree the Gangsta's Fairytale sequel is maaaad weak. When Will They Shoot is bangin' Who Got the Camera? is bangin' - the last reviewer thought Lethal Injection was better than The Predator? Ridiculous! Ghetto Bird, You Know How We Do It, Make it Ruff? Those are - and Lethal Injection is the absolute WORST original [meaning not G/H or compilation releases] album of his career. But that's another review. The Predator has Cube falling a few steps backward, but with enough hot tracks to bury the few weak ones. "Lethal" is another story. Open your ears, loc.
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4.0 out of 5 stars CUBE'S LAST GREAT ALBUM Jan. 25 2004
By Balogun
Format:Audio CD
Calling THE PREDATOR Cube's third best can hardly be seen as a compliment; yes, the sharp lyrics are still there, and the production is still as aggressive and chaotic and funky, but it pales in comparison to the lyrical and sonic assault of AMERIKKA'S MOST WANTED and the thematically sound DEATH CERTIFICATE. Also, Cube's wit, perhaps drowned by his anger, is gone here; and says hardly anything new here--racist cops (e.g. "Who's Got the Camera", "Say Hi to the Bad Guy", "We Had to Tear This Mutha***** Up") white supremacy, racial oppression, the usual. What's new, however, is the theme that the album is built around in. It was 1992, at the time of the L.A. riots, and Cube sounds off charactistically about the outcome of the trials of the four officers accused of beating up motorist Rodney King (in "We have To Teal This Mutha***** Up") and providing inserts about reactions from various people, thus providing valuable insight into what everyday people thought about race and the horrible incident. Cube also displays his storytelling skills in cautionary tales ("Don't Trust 'Em" and "Gangsta's Fairytale 2"). Also check out the superb "Wicked" and some of that Das-EFX flavor in "Check Yo Self". By the end of the album, where a cop is viciously shot and the words "What kind of a cop killer are you?" echo again and again as it fades away, one can't help but think that THE PREDATOR's theme was centered around racist cops, as an arm of white supremacy and oppression in America, and that this recording, despite its third-rate status next to Cube's two previous recordings, was indeed a valiant effort. Sadly, it would be his last great one, as he would eventually drift away from the socio-political edge that defined him as one of rap's captivating and engaging performers.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not his best work Jan. 4 2004
Format:Audio CD
Ice Cub changed his rap style on this album when his old one was just fine. The tracks on this one were mediocre. I recommend Ice Cube's earlier albums, "Death Certificate" and "Amerikkka's Most Wanted", which are hip hop classics.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Never change your style Dec 30 2003
Format:Audio CD
Ice Cube came out with the single wicked which was a different style than "Classic Cube". Note: Anytime a rapper changes his flow or style can be dangerous. Any rapper changing it to a tongue twisting style is just a recipe for disaster. Should have stayed the same but polished his flow. We'll always have death certificate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT ALBUM BY ICE CUBE. Nov. 10 2003
Format:Audio CD
Ice cube along with ice t are probably my favorite rappers of all time.All the songs are great and the beats are amazing.He raps about alot of things instead of only limiting himself to the tired bling bling rant of todays rappers.Amongst the hip hop genre he is truly original when so many are not and simply following trends.I cannot recommend this cd enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ice Cube "Top Five Rapper Of All-Time" Sept. 2 2003
Format:Audio CD
First he was Amerikka's Most Wanted, then he gave us his Death Certificate, now the Predator. On all my reviews so far, I have given him 5 stars and if you don't know about Cube, better ask somebody!! The intro starts off this captivating CD with prisoners getting checked in prison. Then he had me sporting black boots on When Will They Shoot. Today Was A Good Day was a cruising song in the car and not worrying about the police. Now I Gotta Wet Cha', The Predator, and Say Hi To The Bad Guy shows the dark side of the gansta Cube. Don't Trust'em, Check Yo Self, Who Got The Camera, 24 wit the L, and U Ain't Gonna Take My Life are the message songs Cube gives us on every CD that he has made. My favorite song is Dirty Mack, this song was made for haters who were hating on other peoples game. Ice Cube is on fire on his third album and is sitting on top of the highest order of rap. Now if you wanted to be a great rapper, Ice Cube is a rapper you had to study. The king apparently wasn't treated with that same respect on the source which gave it 4 mics. Maybe they didn't want him to get three 5 mic CD's in a row or something. Maybe a misprint because this definitely deserved 5 mics. If you don't have Ice Cubes first three CD's and you are a huge rap fan, you need to cop them!!!!!
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