Today In Hip-Hop: Ice Cube Releases ‘The Predator’

On this day, November 17, in hip-hop history... 1992: Ice Cube's third solo album, The Predator, bubbles over with the simmering rage of the 1992 L.A. Riots that ravaged the city a few months before the LP's release. Ice Cube serves a potent potion of righteous indignation and justified hostility at the racially oppressive system that led to his city devolving into a cauldron of violence. Working as a timely work of social protest, The Predator is one of Cube's most impressive and arresting albums to date. Starting with the marching stomp of the impressive "When Will They Shoot?," Cube puts a ...

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