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|1. Pushin' Weight|
|2. Check Yo Self [Remix]|
|3. We Be Clubbin'|
|4. $100 Dollar Bill Ya'll|
|5. Once Upon A Time In The Projects|
|6. Bow Down [westside connection]|
|8. You Can Do It|
|9. You Know How We Do It|
|10. It Was A Good Day|
|11. Bop Gun [One Nation] [Radio Edit]|
|12. What Can I Do? [Remix]|
|13. My Summer Vacation|
|14. Steady Mobbin'|
|15. Jackin' For Beats|
|16. The Nigga Ya Love To Hate|
|17. In The Late Night Hour|
Few rappers have capitalised on their own notoriety as efficiently as Ice Cube. As a solo artist, he pursued a black radical agenda as well as indulging in ghetto fantasies and developing a parallel career in films. Nowadays, he may be better known for the Fridaymovies, but much here proves his surly but oddly elegant rhyming, classic funk samples and hard-edged beats can still impress.
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Top Customer Reviews
If you're really want to experience Cube's best work, check out his first three solo albums. But this collection is a good place to start if you're just getting into him.
After walking out on seminal gansta' rap godfathers NWA in 1989 following a royalties dispute, Ice Cube embarked on a trio of albums that are amongst the best ever to emerge from the streets beneath LA's elevated roadways. 'Amerikkka's Most Wanted' made Ice Cube's manifesto abundantly clear: raw beats and hard-hitting, often militant, social commentary. Cube was turning the tools of his and Dre's gangsta creation - the first-person violent narratives - into politicised commentary on the increasingly decaying LA communities that surrounded him.
Crucially, it was the production genius of Public Enemy beatmakers, The Bomb Squad, that brought these urban tales into sharp focus. And, in many ways, Ice Cube's combination of sunny Clinton funk and crackling violence makes even better bedfellows with the Sadler/Shocklee sound than Chuck D's pointed political rhyming. For a while, Ice Cube was Chuck's dark cousin.
With 'Death Certificate' and 'The Predator' he didn't win himself any fans in the Jewish, gay or feminist communities and largely compromised the power of his political position with NOI and right-wing prejudices. Both were, however, unparalleled works of innovation and drama and remain largely unsurpassed in the West Coast hip-hop canon. As complete concepts - particularly 'Death Cerfificate' - they make Dr. Dre's 'Chronic' sound like a couple of singles and a lot of filler.
Things started to go wrong with 'Lethal Injection', by which time Snoop was becoming a global star of unprecedented proportions in the hip-hop world and G-Funk was bumping out of every car on every street.Read more ›
1. Pushin Weight F/ MR. Shokhop- not bad tune. 3/5
2. Check Yo Self Remix F/ Das EFX- pretty good. 4/5
3. We Be Clubbin'- Crazy track. 4.5/5
4. $100 Bill Y'all- love it. 4.5/5
5. Once Upon A Time In The Projects- Love it. 4.5/5
6. Bow Down (Westside Connection track)- 4.5/5
7. Hello F/ Dr Dre & Mc Ren- Too bad Easy E didnt live to see this one. R.I.P. Easy. 5/5
8. You Can Do IT F/ Mack 10 & Ms Toi- 4.5/5
9. You Know How We Do It- not bad. 3/5
10. It Was A Good Day- Classic track. 5/5
11. Bop Gun F/ George Clinton- 2.5/5
12. What Can I Do?- 3.5/5
13. My Summer Vacation- 3.5/5
14. Steady Mobbin- 4/5
15. Jackin For Beats- 4.5/5
16. The Guy you love to hate- 4/5
17. In The Late Night Hour F/ Pusha T Of Clipse- 5/5
Most recent customer reviews
This is actually a decent collection of one of the best rappers ever, but of course it could have been better. Read morePublished on April 27 2004 by H3@+h
THIS IS PRETTY GOOD, BUT IT'S ALSO MISSING SOME VERY GOOD SONGS FROM ICE CUBE. WHERE IS;
''STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON''
''WHO'S THE MACK? Read more
Let me start off by saying that I think that 99 percent of hip hop today is pure and utter crap.However,there is that 1 percent of truly talented and good rappers out today. Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2003 by Edgar Sanchez
This deseves 5 stars.We're talkin about the rapper who brought us amerikkaz most wanted.We're talkin about one of the greatest rappers ever comin from N.W.A. Read morePublished on Oct. 18 2003 by Charles J. Wawa
What is with people saying this album isnt five star material. yeh songs such as check yourself degrade the whole album. Read morePublished on July 15 2003
As with every "Greatest Hits" in history, this is almost as good as it could have been. Do we really need mediocre NEW songs taking up "hits" disc space? Read morePublished on May 27 2003 by H3@+h