Ice Cube
AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted


5.0
classic

Review

by thecreative0ne USER (50 Reviews)
December 17th, 2012 | 19 replies | 1,201 views


Release Date: 1990 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Before Ice Cube was in movies, he was "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted".

4 of 7 thought this review was well written

Critical Responses:
Allmusic: 5/5
The Austin Chronicle: 5/5
Robert Christagu: B-
Entertainment Weekly: B-
Rolling Stone 1990: 2.5/5
Rolling Stone 1992: 3.5/5
Rolling Stone 2004: 5/5
The Source: 5 Mics
Uncut: 4/5

If you have never heard this, the first 2 follow ups to this, or Straight Outta Compton, than you probably know Ice Cube as a family friendly actor, that plays in family friendly movies. If you are one of the aforementioned people, than you probably could never picture Ice Cube as an MC, that was a controversial figure, that stirred up a lot of controversy, and has a song called, "F**k Tha Police" with a group that has the "N" word in it's name. Well, HE WAS!

Picture N.W.A, a group with the power of Ice Cube, Dr Dre, Eazy-E, and MC Ren. Ice Cube, who had a successful solo career, and a successful acting career as well. Dr Dre, who has easily had the most successful solo career, with 2 classic albums, and an IMMENSELY successful headphone company. Eazy-E, who DID have a successful career, but tragically, died of aids (it's still unknown how he got aids). Then there's MC Ren, he released 1 album (correct me if I'm wrong), then suddenly disappeared. However, never mind the fact that Dr Dre was the most successful, Ice Cube was by FAAAAR the best MC, and released the best albums.

The production for this record, was handled primarily by the Bomb Squad. Yes, that's right, the same Bomb Squad that handled Public Enemy's production. You may be wondering how that came to be. Well, Ice Cube moved to New York (I guess he's no longer Straight Outta Compton) so that they could do the production. The only thing (not even a bad thing) is that the production here isn't as good as the 2 best Public Enemy albums ("It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back", "Fear of a Black Planet"). Now for the track by track review.

1. Better Off Dead: Just an intro, therefore I can't rate it. This track has been sampled in, "Who's F*****g Who?" by Compton's Most Wanted, "Last Wordz" by 2Pac, "F.A.Y" by Masta Ace, and other songs.

2. The N***a Ya Love to Hate: This song has Ice Cube rhyming about how people love to hate him. Classic song. This song samples, "A B***h Iz a B***h", and "Gangsta Gangsta" by N.W.A, and other songs. 5/5

3. AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted: This song has Ice Cube basically rhyming about how much of a criminal he is, and how he IS "America's Most Wanted". Classic song. This song samples, "*** the Police" and "Straight Outta Compton" by N.W.A, "My Philosophy" by Boogie Down Productions, and other songs. This song has been sampled in, "Coffee, Donuts, and Death" by Paris, and other songs. 5/5

4. What They Hittin Foe?: A short but classic song. This song has been sampled in, "F**k Em" by Lord Finesse, "Gimme the Loot" by Notorious B.I.G, and other songs. 5/5

5. You Can't Fade Me/JD's Gafflin: Classic song. This song has been sampled in, "Mutha Ain't Mine" by UGK. 5/5

6. Once Upon a Time In the Projects: This song has Ice Cube telling a story, about a day in South Central, L.A. Classic song. This song has been sampled in, "Jersey Yo!" by Redman, "Ol English" by the Game, and other songs. 5/5

7. Turn Off the Radio: This song has Ice Cube rhyming about his distaste with the radio. Classic song. This song has samples, "Straight Outta Compton" by N.W.A, and other songs. 5/5

8. Endangered Species (Tales From the Darkside): This song features Chuck D, and has Ice Cube and Chuck D, rhyming about the riots that went down, and the whole Rodney King situation. With this, Ice Cube predicts that his neighborhood will be a flash point for violence. Classic song. This song samples, "F**k Tha Police" by N.W.A, and other songs. This song has been sampled in, "Blows to the Temple" by Ice Cube, and other songs. 5/5

9. A Gangsta's Fairytale: This song has Ice Cube making a play of generally innocent children's cartoon character, and telling them in a hardcore Ice Cube way, and in a really clever way. Classic song. 5/5

10. I'm Only Out For One Thing: This song features Flavor Flav, and has Ice Cube and Flavor Flav rhyming about what they are out for in a woman. Classic song. This song has been sampled in, "Can't C Me" by 2Pac, and another song. 5/5

11. Get Off My D**k and Tell Yo B***h to Come Here: A shorter, but classic song. This song has been sampled in, "Mutha Ain't Mine" by UGK, "Groupie Therapy" by Pharcyde, "Can't C Me" by 2Pac, and other songs. 5/5

12. The Drive-By: Just an interlude, which has Ice Cube committing a drive-by. This track samples, "Intro" by De La Soul, and "Bust a Move" by Young MC.

13. Rollin Wit the Lench Mob: This song has Ice Cube rhyming about how he rolls with the Lench Mob. Classic song. This sonng samples, "Gangsta Gangsta" by N.W.A, and other songs. This song has been sampled in, "Growin Up In the Hood" by Compton's Most Wanted, and other songs. 5/5

14. Who's the Mack?: This song has Ice Cube rhyming about how he is a mack. Classic song. This song samples, "The Humpty Dance" by Digital Underground, and other songs. 5/5

15. It's a Man's World: This song features Yo-Yo (a female MC), and has Ice Cube and Yo-Yo rhyming about how hip hop is prominently a male's genre of music. Classic song. This song samples, "(Prelude) Still Talkin" by Eazy-E, "A B***h Iz a B***h" by N.W.A, and other songs. This song has been sampled in, "I Ain't the N***a" by the Coup. 5/5

16. The Bomb: Classic song. This song samples, "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)" by Beastie Boys, "Welcome to the Terrordome" by Public Enemy, and other songs. 5/5

Overall I give this 5/5.

3 Best Songs:
1. A Gangsta's Fairytale
2. Once Upon a Time In the Projects
3. The N***a Ya Love to Hate

3 Weakest Songs:
1. Get Off My D**k and Tell Yo B***h to Come Here
2. What They Hittin Foe
3. I'm Only Out For One Thing



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Comments:Add a Comment 
YoYoMancuso
December 16th 2012



10104 Comments


This song features Yo-Yo


interesting

Calc
December 16th 2012



10832 Comments


pos'd

bloc
December 16th 2012



34489 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This guy was in Black Ops

Digging: Gamma Ray - Empire of the Undead

sideburndude
December 16th 2012



2782 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You have the most creative reviews
these review formats I have never seen

americanohno
December 17th 2012



1592 Comments


uhhh...
COMPTON REPREZENT

breakingthefragile
December 17th 2012



2935 Comments


thecreative0ne with a review that has 3 pos's and no negs, what? Has the world gone insane?

Captain North
December 17th 2012



6743 Comments


Pretty sure he got aids through having sex. It's how most people do

BigPleb
December 17th 2012



28407 Comments


Love Cube's flow, tight

alachlahol
December 17th 2012



7422 Comments


today i didnt even have to use my ak

DotEight
December 17th 2012



5434 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is a massive review.

YankeeDudel
December 17th 2012



9290 Comments


ha i been meanin to listen to this album for a while now. ice cube has just become so preoccupied driving kids around in station wagons and yelling at coors light cans that its hard to take his older stuff serious now. but he was a badass at one point.

Digging: Shape of Broad Minds - Craft of the Lost Art

ronburgandy
December 17th 2012



243 Comments


Seriously, learn how to fucking use commas.

MO
December 17th 2012



17352 Comments


run on sentences whooooo

Digging: Soundtrack - Turok 2: Seeds of Evil OST

bloc
December 17th 2012



34489 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

today i didnt even have to use my ak

So today was a bad day...?

thecreative0ne
December 17th 2012



78 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

@Captain North: But there are accusations that he was injected by needle

YoYoMancuso
May 6th 2013



10104 Comments


dude where did you go? I miss your creativity.

demigod!
May 6th 2013



40970 Comments


yeah, you wrote some killer hiphop reviews.

anyways i should listen to this. Death Certificate is baller.

YoYoMancuso
May 6th 2013



10104 Comments


that one's his best but this is worth checking too

LambsBread
September 16th 2013



2283 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Rolling Stone 1990: 2.5/5
Rolling Stone 1992: 3.5/5
Rolling Stone 2004: 5/5

lol



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