ICE CUBE CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF ‘DEATH CERTIFICATE’ WITH ANNIVERSARY EDITION + THREE NEW SONGS
We all know Ice Cube is an house hold name when it comes to the music and film industry so there much that hasn’t been said already. Yes, he’s more family guy than firecracker these days, but the days when he was quite literally considered the most frightening Black man in America have not left him.
Never was it more evident than in his sophomore album, Death Certificate. Recorded in 1991 and shortly after the brutal beating Rodney King received from the police. The album was known primarily for his commentary on the flammable relations between the Black and Asian communities in Los Angeles (“Black Korea”) and his harsh take down of then-enemies N.W.A on “No Vaseline.”
While this album turned 25 years in October 2016, Ice Cube is commemorating the album today (June 9th) with a commemorative edition, thanks to a new deal at Interscope Records. As well as the album’s original 20 tracks (yes, some classic albums were lengthy back in the day), the album now boasts three new tracks: “Only One Me”, “Good Cop Bad Cop” and “Dominate The Weak.” Listen below courtesy of iTunes.