To be completely honest, gangsta rap sucks. Hardcore. However, thats merely in todays society where the gangsta lifestyle has been glamourized. While Ice Cube may have been rather affluent, it's almost impossible to deny this albums absolute amazingness. Cube is one of the most passionate rappers of his day with a sick flow yo, and the production on this album is still nearly untouched to this day. Quite possibly the best hip hop album of all time.