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War & Peace Vol.2 Explicit Lyrics


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  • Audio CD (March 21 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: EMI Music Canada
  • ASIN: B00004I9SP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,404 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hello - (featuring Dr. Dre and MC Ren)
2. Pimp Homeo (Insert)
3. You Ain't Gotta Lie (Ta Kick It) - (featuring Chris Rock)
4. The Gutter Shit - (featuring Jayo Felony, Gangsta, and Squeak Ru)
5. Supreme Hustle - Ice Cube
6. Mental Warfare (Insert)
7. 24 Mo' Hours
8. Until We Rich - (with Krayzie Bone)
9. You Can Do It - (featuring Mack 10 and Ms. Toi)
10. Mackin' & Driving (Insert)
11. Gotta Be Insanity
12. Roll All Day
13. Can You Bounce?
14. Dinner With The CEO (Insert)
15. Record Company Pimpin'
16. Waitin' Ta Hate
17. Nigga Of The Century

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Is it too obvious to note that there's little peace to be found on the second volume of Ice Cube's would-be conceptual set? Throughout The Peace Disc, Cube and guests return to the theme "Keep it gangsta"--which at least partly means projecting an image of embattled, weary, but proud warriors at every turn. While strongly produced and delivered, the songs generally don't signify much that we haven't heard before. A few party tracks ("You Can Do It") and the somewhat softhearted "Until We Rich" stand out, but there's little here really worth mentioning in the same breath as Cube classics as far afield as "It Was a Good Day" and "When I Get to Heaven." --Rickey Wright

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By A Customer on Jan. 5 2003
Format: Audio CD
This album almost redeems WAR; now you could make a good single-CD compilation off of the 2 albums. This album leans very heavily on the "peace" side of the equation, though of course it has enough gangsta posturing to stand on its own.
The most obvious "peace" element is the NWA-reunion on the song "Hello" which begins the album. The song itself is only ok, but the reunion itself dramatizes the whole making-peace concept, especially when you consider how heavily Cube slammed Dr Dre, MC Ren et al in "No Vaseline", the last track from DEATH CERTIFICATE (or a later album where Cube yells "Yo, Dre! Stick to producin!"). Working with Dre and Ren on this track is a powerful statement.
The other "peace" tracks are the excellent "24 Mo' Hours" and "Until We Rich". The album includes dancefloor numbers like "You Can Do It" and "Can U Bounce". It also includes some humor - which WAR was almost completely missing - in the somewhat funny "Pimp Homeo" insert and "You Ain't Gotta Lie (Ta Kick It)", and the hilarious "Mackin' & Driving" insert and "Roll All Day", my personal favorite song on the album. The cautionary "Dinner With The CEO" / "Record Company Pimpin'" round out the meat of the album with the words: "Mommas, don't let your kids grow up to rappers. Unless you tell em if they're gonna get in this business they betta lern this business. Or they're gonna get .... Simple as that."
Good stuff. It doesn't have the power of Cube's early stuff, but it proves he still has things to say - maybe different things, now that he's grown up a little. It's enough to make me look forward to another album, where WAR almost made me think Cube might be done as an interesting artist.
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I have to admit, when I first put this CD in I listened to a few seconds of each track before skipping to the next one. My first impression was that the beats were redundant and the mood was typical of Cube. I thought it was a waste of money.
Fortunatly, I didn't throw the poor thing away. For whatever reason I revisited the CD and the songs not only grew on me - but I thought they were pretty damn good!
What is unique about Cube is that he continues to evolve in both style and spirit. Like the late Tupac, he has a confused lyrical approach that mixes violent reality with hopeful optimism. I'm almost certain that the former is reflective of his need to give listeners what they want. The latter is reflective of giving listnerers what they NEED. Songs such as "Until We Rich" probably demonstrate Cube at his best - as well as his true feelings about the Black Populace.
Many of today's rappers lack the depth that Ice Cube brings to his art form. Cube's (and this CD) irony is that, very often he seems beyond the "Gangsta" mentality. Sometimes I feel as if still trying to rap about Guns, ...and Weed trivializes his true character. Simply stated - he walked that path and it's time for him to move beyond it.
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By Tim Martin on April 14 2001
Format: Audio CD
I am a Cube fan and I am not giving this CD a good rating just because it is a Cube cd. I gave his last cd, War and Peace Vol. 1, 2 stars. This cd is way better than volume 1. The cd opens up with one of the best songs on the cd entitled "Hello." Everybody does good on this, and it's great to see Dre, Cube, and Ren doing a song together again. "You Ain't Gotta Lie" is awesome, and it looks like Cube copied 2pac's "You Ain't Gotta Lie" from his cd R U Still Down. But Cube's version is alot different, with a way different background and the comedy of Chris Rock. "The Gutter S***" is pretty good, but it doesn't have a very good background. "Supreme Hustle" is ok, but it isn't as good as any of the previous tracks. "24 Mo Hours" is a typical Cube song and it's better than Supreme Hustle. The next track, "Until We Rich," sounds like a remix of Cube's "You Know How We Do It" song from his 1994 album Lethal Injection. In my opinion, this is the best song on the cd. The next track, "You Can Do It," was previously on The Next Friday Soundtrack. This is one of the best songs on the cd. It sounds a little bit like "We Be Clubbin," although not as good. "Gotta Be Insanity," has a different background than other songs on this cd. This song is awesome though. "Roll All Day," is ok, but it's the worst song to come yet on the cd. The next track, "Can You Bounce," I don't like. The background is not good. "Record Company Pimpin'" is also not very good, with another bad background. "Waitin Ta Hate" has the same background of an old EPMD song. Waitin Ta Hate is alot worse than the EPMD song, though. I don't even like it.Read more ›
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What can I say to sum my thoughts up other than this album is VERY dissapointing? Overall, Ice Cube is my favourite rapper of all time, and if U can't understand that then U only gotta study his first albums (ameriKKKa's most wanted, death certificate, predator...): they are amazing - his flow, his voice, his beats, his attitude, and more than anything his meaningful, hard-hitting lyrics.
I don't like to hate about Cube, and if War & Peace vol. 2 was ANYONE else's album I'd have given it 3 stars, but i could only give it 2 cos I know how much better Ice Cube could do. Oh, and if it wasn't for the few hits (you can do it, hello, until we rich) which i did think were kinda phat, with HALF decent rhymes, I'd of given it just 1 star.
But maybe its not all his fault, I mean, he can hardly rap about the stuff he used to now he's got money on a huge scale. But neither should he rap about the stuff he does! Ice Cube's a legend in the rap game and it's a real shame to see what he's reduced his style to. I dunno if he's still got talent or if he's just lost all he had, but I can't somehow imagine that's the case.
Ice Cube the rapper is deteroriting album-by-album, and I'd rather he retired now, retaining the legacy he has built for himself, than released another album like this one and went out like a sucker. DON'T buy this album. Sorry Cube man.
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