Today In Hip-Hop: Ice Cube Releases ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’

On this day, May 16th, in hip-hop history... 1990: Money issues towards the end of 1989 between Ice Cube and N.W.A.'s manager Jerry Heller lead to Ice Cube leaving N.W.A. Ice Cube—who wrote most of the lyrics to Straight Outta Compton and Eazy-E's solo album, Eazy-Duz-It—wasn't having it and a beef between N.W.A and Ice Cube began. Out came AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, Ice Cube solo debut album. The album was a huge hit, both critically and commercially. AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted was an eye level view of what really happens in the inner city that boasted both raw emotions and frightening details. Just listen to "Endangered Species (Tales from the ...

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