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    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.



    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.



    Also say what you want, but i don't see Cube on tracks with Katy Perry and Kreayshawn.....
    She talked, I listened, She listened I spoke
    We walked arm-in-arm and split a Cherry Coke
    Spit religion and politics, Sega and chess
    Roots and culture, hip-hop, skunk and sess
    She caught me sneakin' peeks at her breasts
    While frontin' name droppin' connects


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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theheavens View Post
    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

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    lol yea everyone should know that goofy video imo ^^


    am i the only person who never liked ice cube?
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    Cherchez LaGhost isn't it, I'm surprised heads are asking too.

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    ^^ yeh

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    Quote Originally Posted by theheavens View Post
    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by djskillz View Post
    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

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    then you clearly haven't listened to him. half of the material on his first two albums incorporate story telling in some form.


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    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


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    Quote Originally Posted by JiggaGenious View Post

    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.





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    ^yea ghetto vet is one of my favorite cube tracks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by theheavens View Post
    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





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    Quote Originally Posted by food for thought View Post

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcthuggin99 View Post
    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

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