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JiggaGenious
10-12-2011, 04:23 AM
How do you rate Cubes solo discography?
'90-'92 was his prime, AmeriKKKa, Kill at Will, Death Certificate and The Predator are all solid classic albums that i used to listen to alot.
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Never listened to Lethal Injection and War & Peace 1/2 all that much, just remember there being a questionable collaboration with Korn or some other nu metal band.

Laugh Now Cry Later and Raw Footage i kinda enjoyed, despite all the criticism of him being soft and still rapping about being hungry and trying to feed his kids when he has plenty of money. imo he's earnt his spot in the game and i respect that he's a family man, he still raps about political and social issues which with his storytelling was his strongest point. It's a bit hit and miss on the albums, whether it be lyrical direction or beat selection, for example Go to Church and Urbanian i thought were stupid, I Am The West had only a couple of tracks i liked but Laugh Now Cry Later and Raw Footage i would say were mostly decent.
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Also say what you want, but i don't see Cube on tracks with Katy Perry and Kreayshawn.....

theheavens
10-12-2011, 05:20 PM
what wu tang music video is that with Ghost holding the waffle?

anyway, Cube was probably the leading MC in the early '90s for a while. definitely the best MC to come out of NWA. first two albums are great, never listened to the others, except I Am the West, and that was only because I liked the art cover. it was decent.

the dudes at Allmusic call him one of the greatest storytellers in hip-hop history, but he doesn't even make my top five in that category. I'll be damned if I can even name a "story song" he did off the top of my head. but whatever, I'll take their word for it.

racist randy
10-12-2011, 05:28 PM
what wu tang music video is that with Ghost holding the waffle?


wow. I'm seeing too many niggaz ask this question. It from the joint with U-God from SC

food for thought
10-12-2011, 05:31 PM
lol yea everyone should know that goofy video imo ^^


am i the only person who never liked ice cube?

Socrates92
10-12-2011, 05:31 PM
Cherchez LaGhost isn't it, I'm surprised heads are asking too.

Socrates92
10-12-2011, 05:32 PM
^^ yeh

If I die in Iraq, ain't nothing to it, Gangsta Rap made me do it

djskillz
10-12-2011, 05:50 PM
what wu tang music video is that with Ghost holding the waffle?

anyway, Cube was probably the leading MC in the early '90s for a while. definitely the best MC to come out of NWA. first two albums are great, never listened to the others, except I Am the West, and that was only because I liked the art cover. it was decent.

the dudes at Allmusic call him one of the greatest storytellers in hip-hop history, but he doesn't even make my top five in that category. I'll be damned if I can even name a "story song" he did off the top of my head. but whatever, I'll take their word for it.

you're an idiot. you've heard his first two albums but can't name any storytelling songs by him? once upon a time in the projects? bird in the hand? my summer vacation? alive on arrival? i wanna kill sam? seriously dumb statement.

theheavens
10-12-2011, 05:57 PM
you're an idiot. you've heard his first two albums but can't name any storytelling songs by him? once upon a time in the projects? bird in the hand? my summer vacation? alive on arrival? i wanna kill sam? seriously dumb statement.

what am I, doing an A&E biography on the nigga? when I think of Cube, "storyteller" isn't the first thing that pops into my head

djskillz
10-12-2011, 05:58 PM
then you clearly haven't listened to him. half of the material on his first two albums incorporate story telling in some form.

Mcthuggin99
10-12-2011, 06:01 PM
if you cant at least think of It Was A Good Day, then you havent listened to him enough

or Ghetto Bird, also, he wrote Boyz N The Hood, one of the best storytelling songs ever IMO

MaskedAvenger
10-12-2011, 08:42 PM
Never listened to Lethal Injection and War & Peace 1/2 all that much, just remember there being a questionable collaboration with Korn or some other nu metal band.


The WAR disc is actually a good album, the Peace disc is rubbish though.

djskillz
10-12-2011, 08:44 PM
^yea ghetto vet is one of my favorite cube tracks.

MaskedAvenger
10-12-2011, 08:44 PM
the dudes at Allmusic call him one of the greatest storytellers in hip-hop history, but he doesn't even make my top five in that category. I'll be damned if I can even name a "story song" he did off the top of my head. but whatever, I'll take their word for it.

the problem I have with young cats and hip hop

main_man
10-12-2011, 09:24 PM
am i the only person who never liked ice cube?

no.
white people, jerry heller, eazy-e, cypress hill, common, kam & a few others didn't like him either.

personally i think amerikkkas most,kill at will, death certificate, predator & bootlegs and b-sides shit on 97% of all rappers discographies.

classic hip hop at its finest.
leaving nwa was the best thing that happened to cube.


and like dj skillz said, ice cube was mostly a storytelling mc.
i'd even say he's a top 5 storytelling mc of all time.
his shit was very clear & precise. very few painted a audio visual picture better than ice cube.

theheavens
10-12-2011, 10:21 PM
if you cant at least think of It Was A Good Day, then you havent listened to him enough

or Ghetto Bird, also, he wrote Boyz N The Hood, one of the best storytelling songs ever IMO

It was a Good Day came to mind, but again, Cube and storytelling don't resonate with me. when I hear storytelling, I think of Ghost or Slick Rick or Raekwon

OntheHorizon
10-12-2011, 10:27 PM
How can anyone say Cube wasnt a storyteller???

That was his specialty I always thought.........My Summer Vacation, Ghetto Vet, Boyz N Tha Hood

Not to mention he BODIED everybody he battled in his prime, Cypress Hill is one of my favorite groups and I never looked at B Real the same way again after King Of The Hill, I wont even go in to No Vaseline...........

I could go on and on about Cubes Credentials, Dude in my opinion is one of the cats that his greatness shouldnt even be up for debate

Maybe people just mad at him for Anaconda and Ghosts of Mars or summin, lol

JiggaGenious
10-12-2011, 10:33 PM
haha yeah, been a while since i seen Anaconda.
He was good in Friday, Boyz n the Hood and Higher Learning at least.
Even the two Friday sequels i laughed a few times despite them being technically bad movies, Pinky and that African cat with the broken CD in Next Friday and Terry Crews and Katt Williams in Friday After Next.

OntheHorizon
10-12-2011, 10:44 PM
haha yeah, been a while since i seen Anaconda.
He was good in Friday, Boyz n the Hood and Higher Learning at least.
Even the two Friday sequels i laughed a few times despite them being technically bad movies, Pinky and that African cat with the broken CD in Next Friday and Terry Crews and Katt Williams in Friday After Next.

SMH, homie you more dedicated then I am because after Next Friday I couldnt talk myself into sittin through the third one, lol.......... How come no one seems to remember Three Kings, I loved that one

check two
10-12-2011, 11:47 PM
Check ya self

No mention of the Natural Born Killers song?

lol @ Ghetto Bird

Mcthuggin99
10-13-2011, 07:54 PM
Check ya self

No mention of the Natural Born Killers song?

lol @ Ghetto Bird
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and @ main_man sayinh leaving NWA was the best thing that coulda happened to him... I completely agree. i mean look at Yella now. directing porn, and MC Ren, dropping an album and no one even knows

check two
10-13-2011, 08:00 PM
Eazy E put out strong material

djskillz
10-14-2011, 03:04 AM
cube was always the heart of nwa. niggaz4life was good but it was nowhere near straight outta compton. they became a parody of their former self.