I don't know what my favorite Ice Cube album is, but "Death Certificate" is a masterpiece in rap and hip-hop. Ice Cube carries on from his excellent "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted" with more anger, and especially in the excellent closing track "No Vaseline," he's venting his rage against his former group members in N.W.A.
Some of the best tracks on this album are the afformentioned "No Vaseline," "Steady Mobbin'," "The Wrong Nigga to Fuck Wit," "Givin' Up the Nappy Dug Out," and "I Wanna Kill Sam."
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Personnel includes: Ice Cube (rap vocals). Producers: Sir Jinx, Ice Cube, The Boogie Men. Includes liner notes by Alan Light. Audio Mixers: DJ Pooh; Daryll Dobson; Ice Cube; Sir Jinx. Audio Remasterer: Kris Solem. Liner Note Author: Alan Light. Recording information: Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA. Photographer: Mario Castellanos. Once a member of N.W.A., Ice Cube has consistently put out hits and, throughout his music and film career, has remained admired by the hip-hop community. Rough and rugged, but true and to the point, only Ice Cube can address certain issues facing black, urban America, and he does just that on DEATH CERTIFICATE. DEATH CERTIFICATE is co-produced by Ice Cube with the help of The Boogie Men and Sir Jinx, and the beats they come up with are hard, funky and fast, resembling Cube's own energy. George Clinton's "Atomic Dog" is revived through "My Summer Vacation" and, along with Cube's threatening lyrics, gives the track a funky, gangsta-party appeal. Ice Cube sums up his values and ... Song List: Disc 1 1. Funeral 2. Wrong Nigga to Fuck Wit 3. My Summer Vacation 4. Steady Mobbin' 5. Robin Lench 6. Givin' Up the Nappy Dug Out 7. Look Who's Burnin' 8. Bird in the Hand, A 9. Man's Best Friend 10. Alive on Arrival 11. Death 12. Birth 13. I Wanna Kill Sam 14. Horny Lil' Devil 15. Black Korea 16. True to the Game 17. Color Blind 18. Doing Dumb Shit 19. Us 20. No Vaseline 21. How to Survive in South Central (bonus ...