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V1 War And Peace War Disc Explicit Lyrics


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  • Audio CD (Sept. 1 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Priority Records
  • ASIN: B00000DFRV
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,520 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ask About Me
2. Pushin' Weight
3. Dr. Frankenstein
4. **** Dying
5. War & Peace
6. Ghetto Vet
7. Greed
8. MP
9. Cash Over ***
10. The Curse Of Money
11. The Peckin' Order
12. Limos, Demos & Bimbos
13. Once Upon A Time In The Projects 2
14. If I Was ******' You
15. X-******
16. Extradition
17. 3 Strikes You In
18. Penitentiary

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Review

Ice Cube propulsively combines Cali cinemania and New York verbal dexterity into Southern bass booms that'll combust your woofers. -- Entertainment Weekly

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Nearly a decade into his career, Ice Cube remains at the forefront of gangsta rap--but when it comes to manipulating sounds, he sometimes seems one-dimensional, especially when compared with the likes of Snoop Doggy Dogg (who had a lot of help in that department from Cube's old N.W.A. mate Dr. Dre) and sample master Sean "Puffy" Combs. But on War & Peace, Vol. 1, Cube's first album in five years, the hip-hop renaissance man reestablishes himself as a kingpin in the studio as well as on the street. Every song is surrounded by minor-key melodies and moody flourishes that enhance the effect of the intimidating lyrics, and the overall sound of the mix is rich and deep. Cube doesn't stop there, however, adding touches such as a No Doubt sample loop on "War and Peace" and a queasy guitar riff on "Fuck Dying," compliments of neo-metal marauders Korn. Ice Cube plans to follow up The War Disc with The Peace Disc, which he says will be mellower and more ethereal, but for now, Cube remains the hardest in the game. --Jon Wiederhorn

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "nuttzo" on May 13 2000
Format: Audio CD
Is this the same man who was one Amerikkas Most Wanted? I don't think so. This cd is pure garbage just like everything he's put out since Lethal Injection. The only thing decent he's recently done is Children of the Korn and that wasnt even on his album. The man has totally lost it. Whats up with those dumb a@# interludes thats pretty sad that u gotta put 10 seconds of Master P talkin nonsense to sell your album. If you have 15 dollars to blow give it to a bum instead of buying this.
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Positives: Most of the songs are pretty good and Ice Cube is tight on this one. This album is a lot better than the second part of War & Peace. Cube is a living legend in the rap game and you can see why with this album sometimes. My favorite track is "Ghetto Vet" cause it's got a really phat piano part in the beat. Cube isn't the best lyricist ever but he does rap about a little bit more than the usual gangsta. Not many other rappers would make a song about being paralyzed and pissing through a tube. Track 15, "X--------" is one of those songs you can dedicate to all your ex-girls and that's something I enjoy to do every now and then.
Negatives: You get the feeling that the album could be better. Westside Connection fans are probably let down a little by the War & Piece set cause Cube just isn't quite as hardcore gangsta as he was on Bow Down. Cube talks too much about being a veteran in this game for my taste. In my opinion he should focus on staying in it instead of bragging about lasting so long. In all fairness though he was a member of NWA and he did start "gangsta rap".
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The first half of this album is full of bangin' beats and vocals that are off the hook. The second half, for some reason, seems to lose something. The production isn't as good and the lyrics seem kind of limp. However, the first half outweighs the second half, so the album gets four stars instead of three. Tracks such as PUSHIN' WEIGHT, GREED, and THE CURSE OF MONEY exemplify the outstanding production and vocals, while ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE PROJECTS 2 and 3 STRIKES YOU IN just fall off and leave the listener scratching their head and wondering what happened.
People have been saying that Cube has sold out with his Don Mega persona. I just have one question: shouldn't rap be evolving? If MCs keep the same style throughout their careers, they risk falling off. Cube has evolved from an angry teen to a man who distrusts labels and management and who is now successful in and of himself. It's his prerogative to change to match his personality. Why give him beef over that? To me, this new Cube is more sophisticated and can say a lot more on more levels in his songs. This is what makes this album good.
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By Balogun on March 30 2000
Format: Audio CD
Sad. Just when one thought that Ice Cube would return with the social-political wit and fiery delivery that characterised his best works in the early 1990's...My goodness, his new moniker--Don Mega--is inspired by Italian organizations that never respected blacks. There are little explosions in the War Disc, although the minor-key, polished production is noteworthy, and Cube does redeem himself by the end of the record--"3 Strikes You In" and "Penitentiary"--but nothing else quite lives up to his potential. Now all he talks about is women, money, and other mundane stuff, making him sound just like most of the rappers in this Platinum Age. And his flow is so stiff and cold he occassionally sounds like an old man, who abandoned his revolution. Hard to believe that this was the same guy who brought us the classics AMERIKKKA'S MOST WANTED and DEATH CERTIFICATE. Once one of the best rappers in the scene. Once captured the frustrations and chagrin of a generation. No longer.
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By A Customer on Feb. 13 1999
Format: Audio CD
I happen to be a BIG fan of Ice Cube; he is my favorite rapper apart from Tupac and Biggie. That is why my review of his latest opus has to be as plausible as I can possibly make it - "War and Peace, Vol. 1" is an enjoyable album. It is his most experimental album yet, boasting of mesmerizing guitar-playing and screaming violins, and lovely piano playing as in "Ghetto Vet". And Ice Cube has managed to maintain his strong, authoritative voice and even given his lyrical skill more eclectism. Unfortunately, I miss the old Ice Cube, and this fact deeply affects my review. The War Disc contains less grit and funk than his previous records. Gone is the captivating storytelling, although "Ghetto Vet", one of my favorite tracks on that album, is an exception. Sometimes some songs like "Cash Over Ass" make me feel that Ice Cube has descended into an abyss of materialism that plagues the commercial world of hip-hop today. Remember the socio-political conscious Ice Cube of the early nineties? But I have realized that the hip-hop world of today is different from the one a decade earlier, and just like many, Ice Cube had to change his formula in order to fit in. It is far better than most of those hip-hop releases out there. To me, presently, it is not as good as his previous albums. But probably, after a time of further listening, I might be able to place it on a higher pedestal.
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