After this album, Cube would go on to full gangsta mode and not focusing too much on political commentary. Throughout 1996 He would ride with the West Coast in the escalating East/West war and collabed with Westsiders Mack 10 and W.C. to form the Westside Connection. The trio would take on all comers. Coming at the whole East Coast, Common Sense, Cypress Hill, and many others. It remains as one of the hardest hip hop albums to date.
One of the most popular practitioners of hard-core rap music, Ice Cube rages against societal ills by making albums that straightforwardly depict the problems present in poor, black communities. Though his music has been assailed for its inflammatory lyrics, it has sold wildly and received acclaim for its quality as well as for being an integral cultural product. Ice Cube has deflected criticisms that his songs are misogynist and racist by stating that he is merely mirroring a troubled society and speaking to disaffected youth in terms they can understand. He began his career with the rap group N.W.A., who were known for their controversial album Straight Outta Compton, but soon broke off to pursue his solo career. From his first individual release, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, he has established himself not only as one of the most popular and enduring rap artists but also as a talent with the ability to maintain a strong presence in the film industry. He won accolades for his role in John Singleton's Boyz N the Hood, 1991, and after acting in other projects, became a writer, director, and producer himself. In 1998 he cemented his reputation as an all-around media mogul when he wrote, directed, produced, acted in, and produced the soundtrack for The Players Club. Later that year, he released War and Peace Volume I (War); it was his first full-length original solo album in five years and the first volume of a two-CD set. Volume II (Peace) appeared in 2000.
Love from spain and thank you for this reminisce moments ( and sorry for my bad english ). I love 88-92 ice cube. The king of rap at that moment to me. Maybe i like more death certificate or even amerikkkas most wanted but the predator is a very solid album. No doubt about the greates hit on this , it was a good day sounds so good like the first time i hear it. 24 years later i enjoy more and more who got the camera one of the sickest intrumental ever. Thanks for your work man.
By this point Cube was a full-time member of N.W.A along with Dr. Dre and (to a lesser extent) MC Ren. Cube wrote Dr. Dre and Eazy-E's rhymes for the group's landmark album, Straight Outta Compton, released in 1988. However, as 1990 approached, Cube found himself at odds with the group's manager, Jerry Heller, after Heller responded to the group's financial questions by drafting up a new arrangement. As he explains in his book, since Cube wrote the lyrics to approximately half of both Straight Outta Compton, and Eazy-E's solo album, Eazy-Duz-It, Cube was advised of the amounts he was truly owed by Heller, and proceeded to take legal action, soon after leaving the group and the label. In response, the remaining N.W.A members attacked Cube on the EP 100 Miles and Runnin, as well as their next and final album, Efil4zaggin (\"Niggaz4life\" spelled backwards).
In the 1988 Public Enemy release \"Party for Your Right to Fight\" rap nationalist and lead lyricist Chuck D ushered in a new moment in Hip Hop history when he defiantly stated: \"Power, equality and we're out to get it, I know some of you ain't with it. This party started right in '66, with a pro-black radical mix ...\" (1) As a trailblazer of the consciousness movement within rap music, Chuck D claimed his legacy as the political progeny of the Black Panther Party. The Black Panthers, remembered by the Hip Hop generation as righteous revolutionaries, are deified and belong to an elite class of politicized \"prophets of rage.\" They are black nationalists whose standard for black manhood is preserved and emulated. In fact, Chuck D told a Toronto Sun reporter in May 1998 that when he and his friends from Adelphi University entered the \"rap game,\" they did so in a deliberate manner. \"We wanted to be known as the Black Panthers of Rap, we wanted our music to be dissonant.\" (2) With songs like \"Party for Your Right to Fight,\" \"Fight the Power,\" and \"Power to the People,\" these pioneers of rap nationalism purposefully invoked the rhetorical and political styling of the Black Panther Party and the Black Power Movement of the late 1960s, complete with its envisioning of black nationalism as a politics of masculine protest. Like their idols, Chuck D and his crew believed that they were the representatives of a \"revolutionary generation,\" a group of endangered young black males considered by the state to be \"Public Enemy #1.\" And as Public Enemy, Chuck D argued that it was black men's responsibility to \"get mad, revolt, revise, realize\" for black liberation; (3) for, as he stated on their 1990 album Fear of a Black Planet, \"it takes a man to take a stand.\" (4) 1e1e36bf2d