Ice Cube’s Top 10 Greatest West Coast Rap Songs

Snoop Dogg “Who Am I? (What’s My Name?)” (1993)

In case you didn’t get the memo on The Chronic, Snoop followed up with this debut single off his Dogggystyle album to announce his arrival. If you weren’t saying his name before hearing this hit, you were definitely singing it after.

Ice Cube “It Was a Good Day” (1993)

Cube’s description of what goes for a good day in the streets of L.A. is a classic song that relates to people in ‘hoods the world over.

  • jburg

    No, “Still DRE”? “Fuck wit Dre day”? “Next Episode”?

  • gaddic

    That Fuck the police is fuckin funny
    Raw real classic!
    !
    Cube colder than any west coast rapper

    2bad 2pac wasn’t alive to get his ass whipped and then Cube would get the undisputed GOAT of the West crown
    Dead rappers always get off easy

  • Anonymous

    Ice Cube is one of the most underrated rappers of all time!!! If he would have been killed in the mid nineties, heads would be worshiping this cat!! Sheeit, i bet most of ya’lls first rap cassette was Kill at Will or Amerikkka’s most!!! Death Certificate is a classic! I bump that shit all the time, and it never gets old. While he hasn’t been relevant (musically) in 10 years or so, Ice Cube started this gangsta shit! BOW DOWN BITCHES!!!!

  • B DOGG

    Ice Cube is one of the most underrated rappers of all time!!! If he would have been killed in the mid nineties, heads would be worshiping this cat!! Sheeit, i bet most of ya’lls first rap cassette was Kill at Will or Amerikkka’s most!!! Death Certificate is a classic! I bump that shit all the time, and it never gets old. While he hasn’t been relevant (musically) in 10 years or so, Ice Cube started this gangsta shit! BOW DOWN BITCHES!!!!

  • The Decatur Dictator

    Ice Cube’s music set the pathwway for artist to say what they want (may not be good), but he set the standard. When NWA came out, errbody was bumping it. I lived in New York (at the time) and they was fighting it, but Ice Cube’s music could be heard in almost every Jeep that came down Murdock Blvd.

  • zayzkidd

    This Is How We Do It? No, you can’t be serious.

  • stickup

    Pac was the best west coast rapper period. I don’t care where he was born. He was a westside nigga.

  • Jon Dog

    Spice 1? Mc Eiht? SCC? Cypress Hill? Ant Banks? Richie Rich? DPG? Shit, TQ? But Montell Jordan made the cut. This ain’t a list by Cube, fuckin’ liars.

  • Q461

    All these joints are dope. Montell Jordan though? What about :

    MC Eiht-Str8 up Menace
    Dr Dre-Dre Day
    2pac-How do you want it
    Spice 1-niggas got no heart
    Too Short-Gettin it
    Warren G-Regulate
    Yo-Yo-Westside Story

    Nothing from Xzibit, Game, , E-40, Dogg pound, King Tee, Ras Kass?

    Crazy how the West doesn’t have as much of presence today as they used to. Them niggaz used to have the game in the chokehold.

  • bgtre

    All you motherfuckas are lame cube shit is still hard and relevant today, just cause you gay asses aint banging that shit, dont mean other people arent. And yes the west had the game in a choke hold and its still hard mc’s on the west, but when you have a nation that listens to garbage ass down south music and radios flooding the air waves with that shit brainwashing the youth, its impossible to here the real music from the west and east!!!

  • Anonymous

    lmfao*******hear*********
    and he called us “gay asses”

  • Anonymous

    **** THA POLICE IS THE HARDEST TRACK OF ALL TIME

  • Lord Maximus

    I would probably replace Montell Jordan with Regulate by Warren G but to be honest it’s solid other than that. Still DRE is great but it’s not top 10. Nuthin’ but a G Thang helped change rap. Showcased Snoop’s lyricism back in the day and was probably the funkiest track of the Chronic other than Let Me Ride. Dre’s best song by far. 6 in the morning laid groundwork so it’s definitely important and damn good even though colors is clearly a better choice. But other than that, list is on point but who cares, it’s Cube’s personal opinion lol

  • Pimp Daddy

    Good list. I’d try and get 93 til infinity & regulate on here though.

  • El Tico Loco

    Good list, but Montell Jordan? Replace that with Freaky Tales or Boyz n da Hood or even Dopeman.

  • BeerGangsta

    Everyday I was in a good move when Cube came out with good day. What’s my name by Snoop. Was the shit that put him on the map. 2 awesome jams back to back. West Coast is the best Coast!! That’s coming from a Miami man!!

  • hmmm

    how tha hell montell made the list n no spice 1 no E-40 no DPG or mac dre, plenty others out insted of montell, wat.

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  • icecubealdaway

    ice cube da best fuckers who think he aint