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Death Certificate Explicit Lyrics, Original recording remastered
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Ice Cube ~ Death Certificate
With benefit of hindsight, we now understand that most rappers are indeed earnest, but few intend their words to be taken with the same weight as a heartfelt proclamation by a guitar-strumming folkie. Ice Cube's third solo release, taken the wrong way, is a hateful tract full of misogyny, anti-Semitism, homophobia, and violently prejudicial remarks toward just about every other ethnic group; anyone missed in this skein was an oversight. However, with the exception of some choice words for NWA's former manager, Cube's remarks are best seen as caricatures--well, OK, grotesques--rather than perspectives. His spoken intros and the way in which the songs broke into episodes broadly hinted at Ice Cube's move into film. Years later, it's easier to ignore the hateful spew and admire the formal innovations featured on this recording, which helped make Ice Cube into a multimedia star. --Martin Johnson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Musically, the record is on point, with great beats and samples. I thought this CD showcased a little more funk in the music than AmeriKKKa's, which was a nice touch. The addition of How to Surive in South Central makes this album essential for 90s hip hop fans.
Album Highlights: The ENTIRE album, even the skits are worth listening to.
Production: Thumbs up.
Lyrics and Subject Matter: Thumbs up, he came politically correct on this one.
Originality: Thumbs up.
The Last Word: Ice Cube had the West Coast ON LOCK with this album in 1991, even more so than N.W.A. at the time with the release of their lackluster album NIGGAZ4LIFE (by the way, check out the BRUTAL dis of N.W.A. on this album entitled "No Vaseline"). Overall, another STRONG RECOMMENDATION on this album, one of the greatest sequels EVER in hip hop. You won't be disappointed if you purchase this.
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Which is good because unlike the other re-releases , this 2015 re-release doesn't have remixed song on it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kratos
i orderd the cd and the cd came to my house like it was supposed to after i paid for it. thank youPublished on Aug. 4 2009 by M. Harris
It is hard to say if DEATH CERTIFICATE or AMERIKKKA'S MOST WANTED is Ice Cube's best album.
This album has so many good tracks on it I probably could list them all -- some... Read more
FIRST OFF I WANNA SAY F''C BEN FOR SAYIN THIS CD WACC ON A REVIEW BELOW BUT ONE THING DID DISAPOINT ME DAT SOME OF THA SONGS R SHORT AZ F''C BUT ITZ NOT WACC. Read morePublished on June 8 2004 by BG Dresta
Ice Cube spews forth the most hateful, vulgar, sexually debasing, racially antagonistic stream of filth I have ever had the displeasure of hearing.Published on June 7 2004
THIS ALBUM IS WACK, pathetic lyrics, no upsides, it is worth 0 stars dont waste time or money on this trash... Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2004 by Ben