For those of you that have his "Laugh Now, Cry Later" CD, you will be feeling the déjà vu kicking in. Entire lines lifted from it.
But either way, at least he's consistent, and the album is pretty good from beginning to end.
As with a good deal of the OG rappers out there, Ice Cube is bringing God into the mix. Nothing ruins a "hardcore rap/gangsta rap" album quicker than going all religious. A song about shooting other people sits only a couple tracks away from a song about questioning people's motives for shooting other people. Huh? It's like Snoop ending his CD with a Christian Gospel song... please, it's just sad. You want to sing about God? go do a Gospel CD.
Minus one star for mentioning God on your gangsta rap CD: that's not gangsta, and that's certainly not "Westside". But the rest of the CD is good.
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Explicit Version. Raw Footage is the 2008 album by rapper Ice Cube. This is Ice Cube's eighth studio LP. The first single, "Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It", has been released with a music video appearing on his MySpace page. Ice Cube has revealed that the album is more political than his previous release Laugh Now, Cry Later. The second single is "Do Ya Thang" He remains one of the most visible West Coast rappers, having helped originate Gangsta Rap. He is particularly well-known for his incendiary Raps on political topics, social relations and ethnic discrimination, particularly the mistreatment of African Americans.