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Ice Cube
Laugh Now, Cry Later

cubecover.jpgComing straight outta Compton in the late ’80s, Ice Cube first made noise as a founding member of N.W.A. But when bad blood started brewing within the crew, he went solo on that ass and released his critically acclaimed 1990 debut, AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted, which boldly tackled poverty, racism and social issues head-on. Continuing to release quality material throughout the early ’90s, the hip-hop pioneer solidified his position as a lyrical menace, but slowly transitioned into a successful movie career. Now he’s more likely to be seen on Hollywood soundstages than on SoundScan. But Cube looks to prove he hasn’t lost touch with his gangsta roots on his seventh solo disc, Laugh Now, Cry Later.

After six years away from the mic, Cube returns with a set that is at times agitated, obnoxious and even poignant. The centerpiece of the album is the reflective “Growin’ Up,” where the OG recounts some career peaks and valleys—including his a cappella audition for Dr. Dre before joining N.W.A, forming Westside Connection with WC and Mack 10 and regrets about not having the chance to reconcile with Eazy-E before his passing. Over a sampled loop of Minnie Riperton’s “Memory Lane,” he asserts, “Just because I’m acting/A nigga never stop rappin’/It’s in my blood, homie/I keep the party crackin’.”

Elsewhere, Cube revels in the provocative lyrics that made him the self-proclaimed “nigga you love to hate.” On the Scott Storch–produced “Why We Thugs,” he rails against the prison system over looming organ chords and crisp hand claps. Then “Child Support” finds O’Shea Jackson staking his claim as a gangsta rap forefather while offering his views on beefing rappers, moneygrubbing record labels and crooked cops. But it’s the somber “The Nigga Trapp” that offers up some of Cube’s most antiestablishment bars. After taking aim at President Bush and the lack of AIDS awareness in the hood, he says, “Flavor Flav with a White girl, that’s wack/Gotta put that nigga in the back of my Cadillac/Take him to the hood where it’s action packed/Let him know that the target’s still on his back.”
Clearly, rhyming with a political edge is still Cube’s strongpoint, but at times his nigga-witta-attitude posturing falters. Take the plodding “Doin’ What It ’Pose 2Do,” where he delivers an Andy Milonakis–style clunker: “Ice Cube, reflect like chrome/When I’m in the hood, I run it like Rome.” The braggadocious “The Game Lord” is afflicted with the same level of wackness, thanks to lines like, “Oooohhh, it’s a dog-eat-dog world/You a nut, I’m a squirrel, baby/Can I get you in my world, baby?/Can you grease up my curl, baby?”

Laugh Now also suffers from several lack-luster beats that weigh down Cube’s strident flow. Awkward heavy metal guitars drive “Click, Clack—Get Back” into rock-rap purgatory, and the dissonant Swizz Beatz synths of “Stop Snitchin’” are just plain grating. Even Lil Jon drops the ball creatively here, on “Holla @ Cha Boy,” which rehashes the same warped horns from Usher’s 2005 smash hit “Yeah!”

Cube redeems himself toward the end of this daunting 20-track disc with “Spittin’ Pollaseeds.” A fantastic voyage of top-down carnivalesque funk featuring WC and Kokane, the song is a perfect example of the Cali-centric hip-hop that Cube is adept at crafting. Reaffirming his OG status one more time, he spews, “Think you know the culture/You a fuckin’ vulture… Sayin’ what you don’t like/Who deserves five mics/Who deserve two/But the nigga that got two can still serve you.” Yay-E-Yayeee!—BRETT JOHNSON

  • 50 Cent

    When my cd comes out it better get a XXL! Or no more lotion for you!

  • Big Chop

    Fifty is through and that’s it let’s move on and get New York creative again and become the trendsetters they use to be.

  • http://myspace.com/getthebloodmoney Def

    This album has to be at least an XL it’s CUBE seriously…

    myspace.com/getthebloodmoney

  • BOL

    HI IM BOL, IM LAME, JUST LIKE THIS REVIEW, I KNEW CUBE DESERVED XXL OR AT LEAST A XL, BUT SINCE IM GAY AND SO IS THIS MAG, I SAID FUCK ICE CUBE. SORRY HIPHOPFANS IM A FAG. ELLIOT, MARRY ME!!!

  • Shad

    Ice Cube is one of the best emcees in hip-hop history. His first two albums (“AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted” and “Death Certificate”) are the perfect balance of social commentary and no-holds barred emotion ever captured on wax. Not to say that his skils on the mic haven’t slipped a bit on his more recent releases, but from some of lyrical excerpts from this review (i.e. “The N**** Trapp” and “Memory Lane”) I am looking forward to “Laugh Now, Cry Later”.

  • Keith

    ice cube DEFINATLEY deserves xl or xxl, i mean, it is ice cube,

    G-Unot

  • http://yahoo big shod

    ICE CUBE IS ONE OF THE BEST MC’S TO EVER PICK UP A MIC. I DON’T CARE WHAT NOBODY SAYS COME JUNE 6TH I WILL BE THERE TO PICK UP THE CUBE ALBUM AND THE GAME YA DIG. ITS ALL ABOUT THE WESTCOAST. GGGGGGGGG-UNOT

  • come on fam

    L? even yayo wack ass got a XL. i’m pretty sure this album ain’t that bad.

  • coolc

    I was expecting a high review for this album but forgot xxl only gives good reviews to eastcoast artists.
    Come on even Tony Yayo got an XL & his album was rubbish.

  • Shad

    REVISED
    Ice Cube is one of the best emcees in hip-hop history. His first two albums (”AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted” and “Death Certificate”) are the perfect balance of social commentary and no-holds barred emotion ever captured on wax. Not to say that his skils on the mic haven’t slipped a bit on his more recent releases, but based on some of the lyrical excerpts from this review (i.e. “The N**** Trapp” and “Memory Lane”) I am looking forward to “Laugh Now, Cry Later”.

  • leo

    ya’ll gonna give lil kim a xxl but not cube, and da same 4 t.i he got a xl for KING that deserved a xxl

  • http://hotmail.com bullion cube

    I sure hope the DON MEGA comes through.
    been listening to cube since i was a little dude, growing up in L.A.

    I don’t know if the “Are we there yet?” actor can still get raw…I sure hope so!

  • AV

    Listen fam…it doesn’t matter what reviews xxl or the sorce give the artists. All true hip-hop fans know whats real. No matter what, we all gonna be out there coping that new ice cube (i know i am). It pisses me off too when true hip-hop artists get slept on, and bitches like yayo, mike jones, kanye (yes i said kanye), and all those other muthafuckas gettin put on blast. When real hip-hop artists get slept on (i.e. slim thug, bub-b, chamillionare, i-20, david banner, st.lunatics, soulja slim (r.i.p.) and many more..). Its all good though, b/c when they sell 40,000 or go gold, they know thay got a fan base; and they stay on the grind. And thats a real ni**a.

    ~AV

    @v music
    coming soon….

  • http://myspace.com/chitownclassic MiNtA

    Ya’ll gave cube an L? what the fuck is wrong with you mutha fuckas you gave tony yayo a XL and that album was wack as fuck the only track worth listening 2 1 time was drama setter thanx 2 EMIN3M and Obie but check it ya’ll is turnin out 2 b like the source with your bullshit ass reviews but check it regardless of what ya’ll say true hip hop fans know what it is don’t get it twisted ya magazine is decent i like it but ya album reviews is str8 up bullshit. Get ya mind right fellas!

  • Babyboy

    how come Kaney got xxl and laugh now cry later got an L? u cats crazy

  • Rammy

    None of you have heard the new album so shut up and don’t talk until you do hear it.

  • LBDII

    Listen everyone I love Cube Ive listenind to his first four ablums like no other artist but even though XXL can have fucked up reviews yes like Tony Yayos album but there not grading Cubes History or impact in the game there not reviewing Lethal Injection or any his first album AMERKKKAS MOST WANTED they are reviewing Laugh now cry later so dont hate on them for saying that it isnt it good untill we here it and we all no that his last two albums have been dissapointing more like he is trying to fit in with the new cats I hope he doesnt do that on this one thats what made him so good in the Early 90′s.

  • Jasiya

    I cannot believe u nigga’s.How in the fuck do cube get a large, and u give bullshit like tony yayo’s album an XL.Even you mothafucka’s know his shit was garbage, XXL stop dick riding and lets see if anbody under shady/aftermath/g-unit recives less then an XL this year.

  • Joshua

    Hold up, I cannot believe my eyes. I know u nigga’s didnt give (the nigga u love too hate an L)..WHAT?..Oh but Paul Wall, and Mobb Deep get XL’s huh?Damn Ive been reppin you’ll for the past four years and now im starting too see what everyones talking about.Why is it that the west coast albums dont get the ratings they truley deserve, and Im not counting 2001 either bitches.Games got an XL, 213 got a L, Xzibit only got a L, and now Cube…I hope you dont still think U hip-hop on a higher level, cause a, the BIBLE is reserecting thr game….

  • bluebluntz

    just a L?? U gotta be jokin’! if Ice Cube wasn’t in the game, there wouldn’t be any of these other fools saying gangsta rap( 50 cent, g-unit,etc..). everyone who is a true hip hop head knows that cube influenced the whole genre that is still evident today! not to mention put out some of the most historic diss records ever ! so with that you gotta give him the benefit of the doubt and give at least an XL! i’m losing faith XXL! Cali iz Active!

  • Stifle

    Ya’ll reviews are getting crazy, cube only gets a L? His worst album wouldn’t get a L. But I got 50 bucks that says Curtis Jackson gets an xxl.

    P.S- I want it in dimes & nickels

  • 50 Cent

    Hell yeah 50 Cent gets a XXL, he does run Interscope Records and XXL is ran by Interscope. They will deny it, but you know it’s true, hey but get a life. Ice Cube’s washed up anyways.

  • marmar

    i think that what yall doin at xxl is the truth. but to give cube an l is really out of yall character. when 50 cents album was crap yall gave him a xl and when yayo dropped that disapointing thoughts of a predicate felon you gave him an xl. I just think that cube deserves a little more, after all he started this gangsta shit, and this the thanx he get. otherwise keep doin what yall doin for the hiph op game.
    one!

  • WATKINS

    cube is still the shit

  • jon longway

    ya guys magazine reviews dont mean shit anymore. it stopped meaning anything right when chronic 2001 got only 4 mics. but ya i do agree this album is good cube still does his thing!

  • wimpye

    1.)IceCube is the first gangsta rapper
    2.)He’s the first gangsta rapper to star in a movie
    It wouldn’t be no goddam 50cent or no other muthafucka’s in the game had it not been for him.See most of you “lil” young sucka’s dont know where hip hop done came from cause ya”ll wasn’t even born until “91″and “92″.Dont ever sleep on IceCube’s generation them the real killa’s.Oh yah dont they got the most”Doe”? Jay-Z,Russel,Sean Combs,Dre,Busta,Mary j.So keep on talk’n shit he made more money XX2 then most of ya”ll niggaz can dream about.Even my broke azz

  • http://www.myspace.com/hoodsenator JohnCash

    Its Cube!!!!! Nuff Said!!

  • 50 Cent

    wimpye

    No Ice-T was the first gangsta rapper, get your facts straight. And Ice Cube came on with NWA, so wouldnt that mean all the members would have been the first gangsta rappers?

  • Fatal Locote

    From NWA TO WESTSIDE CONNECTION CUBE’S HAS BEEN AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME IN ANYTHING HE HAS DROPPED. PEOPLE AT XXL NEED TO STOP LETTING YAYO N 2 QUARTERS KEEP ON DOING U DOGGIE STYLE NEED TO LISTEN TO THE ALBUM AGAIN MUTHATFUCKERS. THE WESTCOAST IS BACK MUTHAFUCKERS REPRESENTING THE REAL GANGSTA HIPHOP. THAT “W”. GUNOT. XXSMALL SUCKS BIG TIME

  • P P

    fuckin cube should of got a xxl what teh fuck are you guys thinkin when wack ass people like kim and kanye got higher than that

  • Nick Chainy

    really? i always thought KRS was the first gangster rapper…though he will never admit to it.

    i havent heard this cube album in its entirety yet, but i have heard why we thugs and child support, and judging from the way the review described some of the other thought-provoking songs, this shit should definately be more that L…that shit just dont look right next to Cube’s name…not for what this album is shaped to be…i can understand for the shit he was making in the late 90′s/early 2000s…but not this one, i just cant believe it.

  • big p

    yo cube is aii, but watch wen game drops his new album gonna set the tone for the westcoast!!!!!!1

  • Adam

    Ice Cube Is The King Of Rap.

    All You Suckaz better recognize.

  • LSD

    Cube, L get the fuck out of here, not with that shit 50 is getting xxl for. It was said above ill say it again he started this motherfucking gangsta shit and this is the motherfucking thanxs he gets. The roots to Hip Hop came from this nigga.

  • Knuckz

    I am a Cube fan from day one so this review doesn’t sway my opinion. If you are not a part of Dre’s camp and you’re from the West, it is dawn near impossible to get an XL. It’s like Cube said, the industry tries to discredit the veterans, praise these garbage MCs.

  • http://www.myspace.com/real_n8 Brandon

    Yo cube’s been holdin’ it down with the real, though he may’ve not been the very first gangsta rapper, he was a pioneer 2 tha industry, and is ten times harder than any of theze half baked, up in tha club, in it fo’ nothin else but to take tha money rite out yo pocket. Rappers like fifty an tha game are still tight, but foolz gotta pay ya dues, Ice Cube ain’t neva fell off, jus like Too $hort, Scarface, Dr. Dre, an all those otha cats… fool

  • erocjones

    U fuck gave Tony Yayo Xl rating, and that shit was wack, what the fuck.

  • The Game aka chuck taylor aka the doctors advocate aka hurricane

    My balls itch from all that sex i’ve been having with e-40 and ice cube… go cop my album THE DOCUMENTARY guys i made that album back when i was sucking 50′s cock but he dumped me so now i’m on Dre’s…yup i’m dat gay….but i’m compton so i’m gangster with my gun under the louis vaton in my 64 impala and my white air force 1′s and dres says that’s gangster…umm well bye guys i’m gonna miss u guys holla at yo boy cuz i like boys and i’m am The Game aka Hurricane aka doctors advocate aka………………………..

  • roMEGA!

    Yo wassup,

    Im Ronald from the netherlands and me and my 2 bros are down with cube from day 1.I dont give a fuck how magazines rate cubes cds or other westcoast artists for that matter cause there all on the eastcoast dick.
    Cubes music has never disapointed me and from what i heard so far from his new cd i think its gonna be the shit.
    Cube keeps it real,westside for life!
    And for all the haters and critics…….fuck yall!

  • http://www.cdbaby.com/kchiphop K.C.

    look here, cube is the man. there’s only few mc’s that can stand the test of time. (ll. cool j, e-40, scarface, jus to name a few.) you people gotta understand. he is established already. all the gangsta rappers now, give him his jus do! if he wasn’t relevant, and still a threat. don’t u think g-unit would have tried to tart somthin? come on peeps. its cube?

  • STOP

    Has anyone here heard the entire album?

  • Amir

    whats up XXL i am writing to you from sydney australia (downunder)and i have been down with hip hop since the 80′s and just wanted to say Ice Cube is one of the top emcee in the game. The only reason pepole don’t think that cause he is not dead or shot or some bullshit like that. he has been spitting fire since the N.W.A days and after 6 years he is back and still Shitting on these wack ass motherfuckers, you all gave yayo Xl and that was rubbish i think cube deserves XXL Cube you do your thing Yay-E-Yayeee!

  • Crown

    ^ I have heard the album snippets and it DEFINITELY deserved more than what this review gave it. The hip-hop industry in New York (not the people) have a grudge against the way L.A. rappers have reinterpeted hip-hop and changed it. Put it this way a west coast nigga got to be damn near Jesus on the mic to get ANY love from the hip-hop industry! REAL TALK!

  • Trigga

    Hey, brothaz, it’s cool!!! Calm down… Cube iz one of the greatest rapperz ever. Nobody can say no bullshit about him. I agree wit Amir. If he’z not shot that doesn’t mean he’z wack. He’z a LIVIN’ LEGEND, knahmsayin…
    MY DEEP RESPECT 2 CUBE
    the game without Ice Cube would be real bullshit

  • blackman

    You guys most be some of the dumbest brothers out.This guy at xxl gives his opinion of Ice cubes new album and your taking it as fact. What you need to do is go listen to the album yourself before writing your opinion because he at least has heard the album to make his judgement.That’s why we as the black community is lost today because we let our emotions get the best of us. Many of you are hating on other artist(kanye,50cent)just because someone at xxl likes their music or could be a fan of their music.Therefore if you are an Ice cube fan go buy his album and support him if your not stop bitching and moaning.

  • Y-Be

    Yo,yo,yo what eva yall got to say keep it to ya face cause Ice Cube is ding his thing in the game an’ Hollywood so lets give ‘em to claps now cha-cha now!

  • http://www.coolwater.jukeboxalive.com Cool Water

    Well,

    I see we have a bunch of lovers and haters. The truth is there is only a few Mc’s still shiten on niggas. 50cents is good at writting hooks, but does not have the whole story telling package. Cube is an has been an inventor of styles from day one. Most of the cats who listen to hip hop think Dem franchise boys and D4L are real hip hop. Ice Cube hopefully will bring some substance to the game so a nigga can sleep well at night!

  • Fernando

    Rap is sooo subjective and is left up to the listeners mood/ taste that reviews dont even matter anyomore. With that said, XXL is almost on the level of Source for having the most ass-backwards reviews ever. Source lost all cred years ago but I thought XXL had a little more sense than to ride the D of bullsh*t eastcoast circus music. NOBODY in G-UNOT deserves more than an L for anything they have ever done. They have a few Dre beats and a few commercial songs and the rest of their albums are TRASH. GET OFF THE D. Commercial success does not equal dope MC / dope album. Use your ears next time. Try and get ahead of the curve and listen to what the streets are bumpin, NOT what area code 90210 is. GET ON THAT MAC DRE, PIMP C, DEVIN, E-40, 8-BALL. East coast fell off when the WU-Tang, bootcamp, and other sick groups were replaced by 50, lil kim, diddy, and all that other circus-beat weak shit. “I dont bump mainstream I knock underground, all that other shit is watered down” E-fizzle. YAY AREAAAA

  • A.T.S.

    All you chump change as niggas better jump off the east’s dick. Don’t forget who gave birth to this game. I got nuff respect due for the west pioneers but where the fuck is the west now and where the fuck have they been since the chronic? Aftermath’s whole roster is east coast! Think about it. And why the fuck do you think game is recruiting east coast MC’s? Before you fucks ever hate again on the east, compare the 2 coasts fuckin track records and keep it movin. And, I’m sure Cube’s album is dat shit.

  • http://myspace.com/keepeace16 Josh Peace

    50 you cool…..just stop being so damn cocky….but ur rich im not…..i can i cant…..but stay on ur grind

  • Fernando

    The Game recruits eastcoast MC’s because every tight MC in CAlI hates him! He is just another overhyped 50 cent dickryder. The east has been weak for years. I grew up on the quality eastcoast rap in the 90′s, not the BS they put out now. 50 could sell 10 million records and he would still sound like a retard. This aint a money contest. Their records sell because every media outlet is out there. All their corny DJ’s only play thier own eastcoast shit and promote ANYONE hollerin BX. All the east MC’s that were tight in the mid 90′s SUCK now; ex..(fat joe, nas, busta). OH yeah, why does the eastcoast have to produce thirty new emcees every year?? All the weak ass female MC’s in NY gotta go! They are all terrible, and yet everybody on the east sweats crap like remy-ma, lil kim, rah digga etc. That shit dont fly out here on the west. Here and there you might hear a female rap but not like the B.S NY be puttin out. BRING BACK BOOTCAMP CLICK, SHYHEIM, OLD MOBB DEEP, RAKIM, and anything else before Diddt ruined it. HOLLA!! YAY_ ARREEAAAA

  • Fernando

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    55555555 5555 CENT

    IS WEEEEAAAAKKKKKK

  • http://www.da-don.co.za Da Don

    all you Cube haters betta lay low,at least The Don will bring some dope ass lyrics to the table unlike the rappers of today….. Yeyeyah!Westside!

  • 50 Cent

    Todo usted aborrecedores tienen no vive, y necesita cerrar el jode arriba.

  • jay-cup

    All i got to say is that cube is on tour across the county right now.Check out the show..he brings it like nobody else on stage..and he dose about 4 new songs from the new album…The Westside is back…please belive

  • The Real

    You people are crazy. Just cuz its ice cube doesn’t mean he has to get xxl or even xl. if its wack its wack. and what drugs do you have to be on to say the st. lunatics are slick them BUMS are terrrible.

  • tuned2it

    L THATS IT…THAT ALL. HMMMMMMMM YOU KNOW I STOPPED PARTICIPATING IN ANOTHER MAG THAT CAME WITH THE WACK REVIEWS. SO WHAT I AM ASKING XXL TO DO IS PLEASE REVIEW THE REVIEWING PROCESS HONESTLY AND OBJECTIVELY. I KNOW UR PAID, MONEY AINT A THANG AND UR MAG IS PROBABLY THE BEST OUT NOW, BUT COME ON….I MEAN COME ON. TRUE FAN HERE KEEPIN’ IT REAL, I JUST PICKED MY NOSE AND WIPED IT ON MY CHAIR JUST NOW REAL.

  • tuned2it

    OH YEAH ALL U 50 HATERS… I FEEL U BUT WHAT BOUT DFB THEY SUC AND WHATS THE OTHER GROUP THAT BIT THEM WIT LAFFY TAFFY? THEY SUC TO. LET’S SPREAD THE HATE EVENLY.

  • tuned2it

    PEACE TO LUPE

  • buttcheekz

    ((RIIGHT))
    shits spokin of… seriously tho *much luv 4 cube* your readers have already spoken….the “L” rating is
    -BULLSHIT- n’ya know it..c’mon lil kim,kanye, AND COUNTER FIFTY?? *fake azz bitch*!! really tho jus tryin to help YOU out…TRYTA KEEP IT GANGSTA!!
    cuz the magz are pilin’ up next to my baby sistas teen magazinez!!-nuff said..kenichiwa betchezz!!

  • CamRan

    You guys are still talking about this?

  • A.T.S.

    I’m done with these reviews. Every fuckin review I read another one of you wack ass punk muthafuckin haters keep bringin up 50. 50 is handling his. G-Unit is killin it right now, love it or hate it. So is Dipset. So is D-Block. And fuck all the albums that come out. Those are put out to please a commercial audience who don’t know what the fuck they listening to. The game is fucked up right now and it AINT because of the east. Peep the mixtape game kid. Tell me who’s killin it. That’s where MC’s earn stripes. You wanna talk true meaning? You wanna talk true lyrical content? Let’s talk Rakim, Wu Tang, Nas, Jay-Z, B.I.G., KRS, Public Enemy, EPMD, The LOX, man it’s too many to name but you feel me. And I aint hatin on the west because some true legends came up out the west. Shout to Cube, NWA, Snoop, etc. Fernando, it ain’t a chick in the game fuckin with KIM. Damn how her record sounded, she will commit lyrical homicide on any bitch in the game. Remy and Rah Digga run a close second. Do your homework on the lifespan of a fem c in the game then see who still on top. Oh yeah, I’m not even gonna honor you with an argument about what you said about Fat Joe, Nas, and Busta. You cut your own throat being ignorant. If you took money away from every rapper, 80% of em would’nt have shit to talk about. There would’nt be rims, grills, ice, cars, clothes or none of the other bullshit being used as a gimmick to make record sales. The east always had this shit on lock. NY STAND UP. And before any of you haters disrespect my coast again, tell me somebody to match PAPOOSE……………

  • http://Dav_homesglen.com Ron Da Bomb

    I ripped cube in a freestyle battle, when he came down to melbourne australia, he was wack. hola

  • Prodigy

    Yo duns, i done heard the bootleg, this shit was average at best.

  • http://Dav_homesglen.com Ron Da Bomb

    I dont give a fuck MC hammer and chingy were the best who ever did it, if you dont like it fight me, hola

  • MUSIX

    AHHHHHHH FINALLY!!! IM FUKING TIRED
    OF RAPPERS FLOWING ABOUT BOOTY AND BLING!!! ABOUT TIME SOME ONE REAL COMES IN WITH A NEW ALBUM!!! GO ICE CUBE =]!!!

  • Robert Gomez

    Okay! Let me start off by saying EVERYONE knows Cube is not the same Cube that hit us with the N.W.A. slash Amerikkka’s Most slash Death Certificate type shit etc,etc.But he is also not washed up,cuz on his worst track Cube sounds better than 90% of the watered down mc’s of today.Let the truth be said movies or no movies Cube can still come back and be more creative and talented than alot of fakeass fools out right now!!!And the record reviews is based on what ONE journalist thinks,and fuck what he thinks cuz everyone gets the right to their own opinion…So CUBE keep ridin for the WEST!

  • WESTCOAST HEAD

    IT’S FUNNY THE TWO SONGS THAT XXL MAG LIKED IN THE REVEIW WAS “GROWING UP” & SPITTIN POLLYSEEDS THEY WERE BOTH PRODUCED BY LAYLAW & D-MAQ,THE WESTCOAST HITMAKERS,THEY DID CUBE HIT RECORD “TADOW HOW YOU LIKE ME NOW” LAYLAW INVITED G-FUNK,AND WITH D-MAQ HAS MADE HITS FORE 2PAC DR. DRE AND OTHER,I WISH CUBE GO BACK TO HIS ROOTS WITH MORE WESTCOAST PRODUCERS HE’S AT HIS BEST WITH CATS LIKE LAYLAW & D-MAQ…
    AND YOU SHOULD HAVE GAVE HIM A XXL

  • gluvnast

    it’s funny that ice cube only gets an “L” on here. I personally think this have been the biggest inaccurate rating since scarface’s “the fix” was given a “L”, and before that, mobb deep’s “murda muzik”!

    the source gave it 4 mics, and the source is back to their unbiased ways. even Vibe magazine rated it highly and they don’t do that with most albums.

    overall, the majority of critics said it’s a dope album, no classic, but it’s a well executed album by cube, and I personally heard some snippets from there and I do agree that this should be at least an XL

  • Young Twon

    Cube deserves a fuckin XXL because he was one of the muthafuckas that started this gangsta rap shit. So tell the nigga that reviews the albums for XXL to suck a dick no homo. Dipset you cocksuckas.

  • Jessica

    I thought Tupac started all that Gangsta Rap stuff not Ice Cube. Ice Cube is not all that good is he? My fav. rapper is Eminem, he is one of the greatest rappers like ever.

  • ASSHOLE

    WTF? Tony Gayo got xl, yayo aint shit, fuk that g-unit pop bullshit, fuk ll cool j, the todd smith album sucks ass. pop shit is killin the music we love, west coast is whats poppin.
    -L? cube started this gangsta shit, and this is the muthafuckin thanks he gets?
    -keep it reel muthafuckas!

  • ASSHOLE

    JESSICA uz a dumbass retard, eazy, ren, dre & cube started this gangsta shit. yeh no shit, em is one of the greatest.
    - i think ice deserves to be named the #2 greatest mc of all time, after 2pac and before B.I.G

  • Dre

    thats bullshit because im listening to his album and it really does deserve XXL because its Ice Cube enough said he’s a legend and i love cube(no homo)and that click clack song is fucking crack,i only got snippet of his songs but they’re fucking fire and i got other ones that leaked already and the song with krazyie bone “until we’re rich” nice calm beat and his flow is right on point so fuck this mag if yayo fuckin got XL and his album was SHIT!!!so they dont know shit bout hip-hop

  • You kno the side, world muhfuckin wide

    Kanye got an XXL, Paul Wall got an XL, Common got an XL, Lil Kim got an XL,Remy Ma got an XL, even Tony Gayo gets an XL, how da fuck do you grade these things? out of all this i understand kanye cuz he is unique…. but the others are awful. They would have to pay me to get the album. Now Ice Cube, Chamillionare, Alkaholiks, etc. all get L or worse. One question. Is S the best and XXL the worst? think about it. You guyz are loosin readers but as long as you got 50 cent and g unit behind you i guess its ok.

  • L.A. FOE LIFE

    Yo went to the Slauson Swat Meet the other day and got me dat bootleg copy of Cube’s new LP. That shit is ridiculous cuzz! This nigga deserves at least an XL! Ya’ll must be smokin’ some shit that I ain’t heard about cuzz Cube killed it. How da hell u give Yayo an XL but don’t give Cube the same? Bow down to one of the greatest MC’s ever!

  • slizzy

    H-MAN says:

    “Ice Cube can spit. Damn, Loosin Ice Cube is a great loss to us all, but he will live 4ever. RIP ICE CUBE

  • 3rd infintry

    this rating is a crock or horse shit. Just from the 10 song advance copy this album is amazing..

    This is the reason i never purchase xxl.

  • http://diplopanchyahoo.co.uk G-am-not

    at long last one of the originaters of rap is back in ice cube a real rapper this album will probably be the best we hear this year N.W.A 4EVER

  • Tikie/WSO

    Beinging one of Ice Cube bigggest fan. Watching hime grow from NWA as an young man to one of the biggest rap stars, producer, director, this album by far is the best. This man deserve five mics and an XXL. So for those who decided to give the Cube an L you are all just haters!

  • Foe Life Aggin

    Okay I was reading the Little review about Ice Cube and everyone’s comments. For one I have to say that Cube Album is a classic. Because who do you know that changes up his style. For all you so called fans really look into your Ice Cube library take a hard a long look into it. Cube touches on everything that goes on inside the head of a young black male. And now that he’s older he talks about a older black male that is trying to teach the youth. Yeah some songs are out of character but were raw We be Clubbin that You can do it. I mean talking about some stuff that is just raw. But go to your Ice Cube library and Cube never does the same song twice. Unlike most rappers out today. How many songs can you talk about selling drugs, killing someone or your deady homies, or some ass shaking. Wack ass Rappers. Oh yeah let me teach all you youngters your roots. The Last Poets is the first “Gangsta rap group” The First Gangsta Speakers were Martain, Malcolm, Huey, Fred Hampton, and countless others, Even Richard Pryor. You people talk a good game but don’t know the history of a damn thing. So I’m here to break it down. Now lets fast forward it. Gangsta rap started in L.A. and was influenced by East Coast Rappers. Like The Message by Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five. That is a damn land mark right there. Then you got Public Enemy, KRS-One and Rakim the Triple OG’s. Now to the West Coast Ice T, NWA, CMW, MC Eiht, DJ Quick, Lench Mob, Too Short and Hammer yes I said Hammer Dammit Brothers hang on that’s some Gangsta ass shit. And for you people from the south mainly Houston. Now ya’ll know better. Houston been on the Map since NWA years 1989. I’m originally from Houston and haven’t been in touch with Houston scene in a minute. But I tell you something. I’ve been down since Geto Boys the only one that can claim to be the kings. And Willie D is the best out of any of them then Scarface, Big Mike and Bushwick Bill. Can’t believe some of the wack ass shit be out of Houston. but we can’t forget them Geto Boys. Now what else to say hmmmmmmmmm lets see. June 6 All the Laughing Stops and don’t listen to a review till you hear it for yourself. Get the Sampler at http://www.dubcnn.com its a sick album Cube has the Laughing and the Crying on it. And the Beats are hard hitting but aren’t shit without cube on them. 666 Scary though. LOL But anyways learn your history b/c we are bound to repeat it.

  • JIMMY CASH A.K.A. PIRY LOCO

    i got i say one love to my nigga cube this album is the shit this nigga is one of my first favorites mc´s cube and chuck d are my first greatest!

  • http://MINDSTATELA.COM ARSANIC

    “YOU CANT FUCK WITH THE CRIMINAL RAPPING OVER GANGSTA SHIT”

    ICE CUBE WROTE THE ENTIRE EASY E CLASSIC L.P HE HELP BUILD A SUPERGROUP HES HAD A MINK COAT ON STAGE IN THE LATE 80S WHO THE FUCK DO YOU KNOW WHO HAD A MINK COAT ON STAGE IN 88 BESIDES SLICK RICK PRICKS HE WAS SAYING SHIT LIKE HES GOT THE “411″ BEFOE J BLIGE HE HAD HIS FIRST SOLO L.P PRODUCED IN NEW YORK CITY “SKY SCRAPERS AND EVERY THING”
    HE WAS THE ONLY MUTHAFUCKA WHO WAS A LITTLE RACIST AND DIDNT GIVE A FUCK WHO KNEW MY TYPE OF “G” HE HAS THE ABILITY TILL THIS DAY TO END YOUR RUN IF YOU SAY SOMETHING SLICK TO HIM. A STR8 UP ICON SO SHUT THAT HOLE IN YOUR MOUTH.

    “YOU HAD A HOT YEAR HE HAD A HOT CAREER”

  • ROBBASS

    ICE cube not even on you homies level he’s top he has to get a xxxxxxxl . we now it’s ice cube new album of 2006 so ya wait on 666 and see what the best album. Ice cube is a srong lyricaly rapper of the westside that’s wherwe i’m from too. SO you betta save your money and don’t bye other wackass rapers album why we thugs that’s a banger let see you cant mess wit the west coast westside for life peace out to all you hATERS OUT THERE .

  • WI$EGUY g-reign entertainment

    WHOEVER DID THE REVIEW DON’T KNOW A DAMN THING ABOUT MUSIC!!! AND IS A LAME ON THE LATE TRAIN! WHEN IT COMES TO THE PURPLE THAT ICE CUBE IS SMOKING! ICE CUBE IS ON POINT LIKE A MUTHAFUCKA,FROM DAY MUTHAFUCKIN 1, HE WROTE ALL THE FIRST CLASSICS THAT THE WEST EVER HAD,FROM ”FUCK THE POLICE” AND SO ON ADD LIKE 20 MORE HITS BETTER YET HOMERUNS TO THAT…WHOEVER DID THE REVIEW IS GONNA BE A LAME AND MAKE ME SCHOOL YOU ON THIS MATTER!?!??? WTF???,I DON’T WANT TO HAVE TO FINISH RAISING YOU WHEN IT COMES TO THIS HIPHOP AND WHATEVER GENRE OF HIPHOP MUSIC WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. OK I’LL HAVE SYMPOTHY AND GIVE YOU A COUPLE YEARS TO LEARN ABOUT WHAT KIND OF PURPLE WE ARE SMOKING NOW! AND WHAT TYPE OF BALLERIFIC LIFE WE LIVE….YOUR BRINGING DOWN THE MAGAZINE YOU CHUMP! how does donald trump say it?..oh yeah YOUR FIRED!!!!!!! p.s AND DONT YOU DARE SAY OR THINK THAT IM BIAS LIKE YOUR ASS!

  • WI$EGUY

    WHO THE FUCK LET CARLTON FROM FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR WRITE FOR THIS AT 1 TIME MARVALOUS MAGAZINE! GO BACK AND WRITE FOR BENZINOS NEW MAGAZINE!!! YOU LOP! WHOEVER THIS GUY’S BOSS IS, GET AT ME A.S.A.P! YOU GOT MY E-MAIL,IM SERIOUS!THIS DUDE IS A LAME AND A HALF,HE WRITES ABOUT ICE CUBE LIKE HE IS JUST SOME AVERAGE DUDE ”HE’S ONE OF OUR (hiphop) MUSIC’S MODERN FOUNDING FATHERS!,AYE ASSWIPE IF IT WASN’T FOR ICE CUBE YOU WOULDN’T HAVE SOME GUY GIVING YOU A CHECK YOU DON’T DESERVE!.WHO DID YOU USE TO BE A WRITER FOR? BENZINO?!…LOL..LMFAO!!!! YOU OL PUPPETMASTER MINDED COWARD!YOUR TALKING ABOUT CUBE AS IF HE’S A NOBODY AND HE’S A DAMN ICON AND A HALF!….YOU HUSTLE SLOW ASS MUFUCKA DO YOU NEED A WATCH THAT WORKS? BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS!!

  • WI$EGUY

    whoever wrote this review,your momma should have swallowed you!!!!!!!! you HATER OR YOUR JUST DUMB!

  • WI$EGUY

    YOU OL YES MASTER WHATEVER YOU SAY MASTER! MUFUCKA LOOK MASTER LOOK WHAT THE WROKERS ARE DOING THEY’RE NOT WORKING MASTER ASS FAKE ASS WANNABE WRITER ASS MUFUCKA.50CENT’S LAST ALBUM WAS LOSING MONEY SO THEY HAD TO RE-RELEASE IT WITH A DVD JUST FOR YOU TO BUY IT BECAUSE HE WAS ON SOME OL PRETENDO! INSTEAD OF THE KUSH HE WAS SMOKING FOR GETRICH OR DIE TRYIN HIM AND YOU GOTTA BE PUT IN THE RESTROOM! 50′S NEXT ALBUM BETTER BE BANGING OR HE’S WASHED THE FUCK UP BECAUSE HE FORGOT WHERE THE FUCK HE CAME FROM!!! …TO THE WRITER THAT WROTE THIS, HOW 50 SAY IT…I’LL WOOP YOU HEAD BOY!!!!!!!!!!! G’Z UP !!!!!!!!!

  • Rob

    Cant Wait till i can buy and hear Cube’s new album . I’m a 100 % sure its gonna be GREATTTT!!!!!!!

    R.I.P. Tupac

  • gluvnast

    I LISTENED TO THE ALBUM FOR MYSELF AND I’M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT THIS REVIEWER IS FULL OF SHIT!!!!

    if you don’t believe me? ice cube is leaking his entire album for a preview listen on clearchannelmusic.com

    you can listen for yourself!!!!!

  • WI$EGUY

    LIKE THE MAN B4 ME SAID,BRETT JOHNSON YOUR FULL OF SHIT!!! OR MAYBE YOU NEED SOME MORE LONG-JOHNSON!? I KNOW YOU! THEY WROTE THAT MOVIE ”MALIBU’S MOST WANTED” AFTER YOUR POSER ASS! LIKE YOUR LAST NAME SAYS YOUR STILL A SON! NOT A G OR A GOD!!! ”LISTEN TO THE LYRICS AND THE BEAT AND THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF EVERY SONG U NUT WIPE.I FEEL LIKE WE GOTTA MAKE OUR MUSIC NOW DAYZ TO IMPRESS THESE (POSEURS) check the definition of that word ,FUCK THAT!….I THINK WE NEED TO GO BACK TO THEM WUTANG CLAN DAYZ AND START SERVING THESE WRITERS AGAIN WITH SOME ASS BEATINGS…

  • doug

    fuck you 50 cent u suk on dik ice cube pisses on all other rappers period! ice cube got sumtin 2say and most other rappers dont care all they say is “awww ummm im guna bust a cap in yo ass” punk motherfucker

  • Nigga Wid an Attitude

    Cube Is One of the Best Niggas in the Game

  • Supremewun

    New heat fa ya @$$! Should be minimum XL! Real Talk! Recognize…name a an album/cd that can F*ck with Amerikkkas Most Wanted or Death Certificate. There are very few artist who have put out albums/cd’s that you can play without skipping or fast forwarding. Pac (got a couple), Biggie (nope plenty of joints to skip over), NWA (Straight outta Compton) oh yeah but Cube was on that too. Who else?

  • TATE

    Nice Album Gangsta Shit.

  • http://www.myspace.com/mafiamami305 erika

    Well i checked out this cd and i’m really feelin it. Its a big debate whether Cube can still make gangsta music because of his family movie roles….look when a couple million paycheck come your way are you going to say no? okay…so let my man Cube breath a little.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hylianpimp hylianpimp

    yall i heard like 5 songs off this and cube deserves atleast an xl, if not an xxl. also yall just hatin on eastside shit cuz yayos wasnt that bad(it didnt deserve xl tho. maybe an l) and 50 cents the massacre was an xl in my opinion. naw i aint just a fan of mainstream rap shit niether i listen to good rap whether its on the radio or not..only the preppy rich white bitches listen to what evers on the radio. some white peoples (like me) actually like rap even when its not on the radio. fuck yall sayin g-unot and fuck yall dissin cube and fuck the lyrics of most dirty south rappers(like dem franchise boys) dirty south beats is good but t.i., young bu ck,stat quo and ludacris…..

  • http://www.myspace.com/hylianpimp hylianpimp

    oops i didnt finish it like a retard….i meant to say t.i., young buck, stat quo, and ludacris the only good lyricists from the south. (sorry bout dat yall)

  • LBDII

    Fuck this album deserved an XL so I dont understand why it got a L. Well yea you guys are trying to compare it to 94 cube when were never going to have that again I Accept that but this Album deserves XL.

  • http://www.myspace.com/weedmaneentertainment SoulJAH P

    for one mane i done had this album like 2 weeks before it released, i been slappin in it since and still til this day. this is the realest shit Ice Cube known for now i do agree some of the girls tracks werent all that but they surely didnt weigh down the album but really should of been XL straight up.

  • West_Coast_2_North

    I GOT THIS CD FIRST DAY IT CAME OUT N I CAN TELL U THIS IS THA BEST CD HE EVER MADE HE RAPS BOUT HOW CORRUPT THE GOVERNMENT IS IN SUM TRACKS BUT ITS WORTH GETTING HE WORKED WIT PRODUCERS LIKE LIL JON, SCOTT STORCH, DJ GREEN LANTERN, SWIZZ BEATZ, AND HIMSELF GET THIS CD ASAP!!!! HES A LIVIN LEGEND FUCK THA REST O AND GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG-UNIT1!! FUCK GAME! PEACE..

  • santa

    PAC,BIG,JIGGA,CUBE, not exactly in that order but he is definately one of the best to ever do it. Scarface,Rakim,NAS,KRS-1 they can all argue their way in to,but that is it. Dont sleep by the time it is over GAME will be considered one of the best to do it trust me. West coast to north needs to kill that shit the only cat over in that camp that has love for the art is lloyd banks the rest of them cats is ass. Lyrically GAME is very talented.( just weird as hell)but that is alright. The Drs.Advocate stand by…

  • santa

    Oh yeah Death Certificate can still fade ni99az albums one song from that cd couls smash one of 50′s hole cd’s

  • Reddclaw

    This album is hot whether people choose to recognize or not. Yeah he did have a couple of tracks that were like…ehhhhh I don’t know. But you gotta recognize too, that there are 20 tracks, not the the average 12 to 15, so your not gonna love every one. I definitely would like to have seen some tighter West Coast production. I mean I didn’t understand why Dre was like nowhere, and Lil John was like everywhere with recycled beats, but I digress. And I can respect him, the album, and the hustle even more now, because he did put himself out there on the mainstream level, and has been a huge success, so he has a lot more at stake, or at least some people would think. But he is still gangsta as hell, he is still saying F*ck You, F*ck You, and F*ck You whos next? He’s still speaking about the establishment, the lack of leadership, and speaking on the condition of the “Nigga Trap” and how niggas revel in reaping the immediate benefits now no matter what the cost, and the law makes sure that you “laugh now cry later” by locking us up in their human warehouses. That takes balls! No one can deny that he is a classic storyteller and that he has shared that gift since album #1. Glad to at least see that he didn’t change up the formula in that respect! Much love Cube!

  • Joshua

    XXL c’mon, are u serious..How the fuck do Yayo get and XL but Cry Later gets a large, that shit is banging, OH MY GOD I swear your magazines gonna go out of bueiness soon, cause everyone knows that thats some bullshit

  • smoke

    i got the cd it is hot azz hell for you not to give it a xxl your weak

  • KhalBone

    Man wat tha fuck did u critics even listen to tha album that shit is hard aint nobody spitin like cube.this is the year for west watch wat i tell ya..”U Squarez”

  • Wumpus

    I am still traumatized by the wack War And Peace. That is when I was happy he decided to be a full time actor. As for being the first gangsta rapper, hardly true. I hope he is back with a vengence.

  • http://google 007

    Ice Cube should have got a xxl. Tony Yayo punk ass shit should have got a L. That wack ass magazine don’t know shit.

  • http://google snip 7

    that ice cube album is the shit that why we thugs song is the shit. tony yayo is a weak ass mc and needs stick to kissing 50cent ass and weak ass G-unit.

  • http://google rapper Yuong C

    That nigga ice cube album is da bomb and Tony Yayo album suck 50cent nuts. Tony Yayo should have got a l and Ice cube should have got a xxl Dat magazine don’t know shit.

  • http://google rapper Yuong C

    Tony Yayo is a scary hoe. Ice Cube can run circles around dat punk ass nigga Yayo

  • the game

    ice cube is the best mc in the motherfucker world gggg-unot el reegeton es una puta mierda quieren copiar el estilo de vida de los real niggaz son una cagada aint ganstas bitches gggggggg-unot
    fuck 50 cent

  • the game

    ice cube is crazy n.w.a 4life real riggaz and my nigga the game is better than 50 shit bws 4life

  • the game

    eazy-e,tupac,proof,big pun r.i.p
    fuck bad boys killaz

  • santa

    XXL yall triiiipppin “laugh now cry later” is one of CUBES FINEST CDS the shit takes you back to Americas Most the title track reminds me of once upon a time in the ghetto, and i was litterally stuck on the budda produced “smoke some weed”, then he smacks you with “child support” I swear I was listening to thoughs songs for 2 days straight and dont even talk about the lil john produce “stop snitchin”. I am from Los Angeles and have been a Westcoast Supporter from the get go and I am tellin yall this cd contains social commentary. brass ball lyrics, and some bangin ass beats. Then he is lettin 50 and game know how stupid they really are lil bad ass kids. Basically this cd deserves and XL atleast and you could have gave it and XXL and felt good about yourself and your job “all you rap bastards tryin to make classics keep yo dumb ass out of a casket”. The minute i heard the whole cd i got on my chirp and started hittin everybody I know thank god that the gangsta back anyway XXL get it right that cd is way better than a Large especially when it is coming from a region that has been pretty quiet except for game and E-40 next up Too Short, and The Drs.Advocate I think the my coast is about to come back strong with a bunch of 40 year old ni99az puttin these young cats over they knee and spankin they bad asses. Watch when Snoop next cd comes out his shit is going to be phenominal. Im out oh yeah dont forget about the Mike Epps skit that cat is truly hilarious.

  • Stotle

    “go to church” w/ lil jon & snoop is one of the best tracks of the album and probably lil jon’s hottest produced track this year along with “snap ya fingers.” The beat is dope, the lyrics are fire, Cube is tearin shit up. “why we thugs” is dope too. and people…its Cube…cop this shit right now.

  • H-Man

    stop snitchin. Go cop dis CD. Its all good product. yeah yeah

  • THE MAD BLACK WOMAN

    i can’t believe this bullshit. you all are some straight up stupid muthafuckas. who the fuck you think you are giving ICE CUBE THE MUTHAFUCKING DON MEGA, THE GANGSTA, THE HUSTLER AND ALL THAT SHIT AND THEN SOME a sorry ass L!!!!!!!!! HE is a fucking legend no fuck that he is a muthafucking myth. This fucking album is a fucking classic. I copped 3 of them shits. one for the car, one for the crib, one for the plastic cause that shit is definitely a classic. he spit some shit on there that make you think and feel you stupid muthafuckas. i can’t believe this bullshit. it’s all about politics. you fucking guppies. he’s the big fish in this rap game. when your stupid ass wants to be in a movie don’t look at CUBE he’s the muthafucking greenlight of hip hop in hollywood. i can’t believe that them dumb ass niggas in G Unit got XL and XXL and 50 FUCK YOU!!!!!!! I CAN’T STAND YOUR STUPID ASS. SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!!!!!!!! AND HOW IN THE FUCK DID THAT TRICK SHAWNA GET AN XL???? WHAT SHE FUCKED YA’LL AOR SOMETHING?????????

  • allnice

    This album actually had some good production. Ice Cubes lyrics are really garbage sometimes though. He had some really good songs, but then he had some really baaad songs or songs that he didn’t elaborate on enough. I think he had alot to say, but he didn’t straighten out his thoughts clearly so he ended up forcing shit and it came out sounding garbage. Overall, if you from the west coast or like west coast hip hop, this album is a must listen.

  • D

    thank god cube is back in the game. aint never been a better mc than him. never. so fuck them g-unit fake ass bitches and that stupid ass game. this is what rap is all about so fuck that L. this is definetly worth of an XXL. Ice Cube is the king. no doubt.

  • lawrence

    PERSONALLY ID GIVE THIS A XL RATING BECAUSE EVENTHOUGH SOME OF THE PRODUCTION COMES OFF AS LAZY(SWIZZ AND SCOTT STORCH FOR EXAMPLE)ITS CUBE’S LYRICS THAT KEEP YOU ENTERTAINED THROUGH THE CD

  • st8outtacompton

    this is the return of the westcoast!!!
    we got this dope shit game’s shit comin dpg comin and cashis on shady
    WESTSIDE!!!

  • Escobar

    Wow, you guys on this site seriously don’t listen to anything that’s not played on MTV, do you? This album isn’t a classic, by any means, but it was a decent album from a legend. An L rating is pretty harsh, but I wouldn’t have gone any higher than XL.

    It pains me how little most of the readers on this site know about hip-hop – or the english language, for that matter – however.

  • http://xxlmag.com murda187man

    YO NO QUESTION CUBE ALBUM SHOULD HAVE RATED XXL!!! NAME ONE RAPPER DEAD OR ALIVE THAT LYRICALLY IS FUCKIN WITH CUBE AND I’LL CALL U A MUTHAFUCKIN LIAR!!

  • PHARO

    HOLD UP!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    THIS RATINGIS WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CUBES ALBUM IS ONE OF THE BEST FO THE YEAR , NOT ONE WACK TRACK!

    EVERT TRACK IS HITTI HARD, BANGING AND HIS LYRICAL SKILLS ARE WAY ABOVE THE REST!

    I THINK THIS ALBUM COMPETES WITH THE CLIPSE!

    PERSONALLY I WOULD GIVE THIS 5 , BUT IF NOT IT ATLEAST DESERVES 4!

    XXL YOU NEED TO REVIEW YOUR RATINGS!

    THIS IS NOT FAIR! ICE CUBE HAS BEEN UNDERATED FOR YEARS!

    REVIEW THIS ISH AND CORRECT IT!

  • http://xxl Cash Mo

    This album straight deserves an XXXL or at least XXL. Its one of the hottest albums of the year (2006).Its all there lyrics, beats, club bangers what fucking more do you want on a album?
    Ice Cube Da Don Mega!!

  • WestSide Fo Life

    yo FATAL LOCOTE said it rite xxsmall iz WACK. U FAGZ HATIN ON THA GREATEST LIKE CUBE AND NAS(HIP HOP IS DEAD REVIEW) AND GIVIN ALL THESE WACK AZZ RAPPAZ XL AND CUBE ONLY GITZ AND L. MAN F*** DIS SHIT. IM TRYNA READ THESE TRYNA GIT SEE SOME GOOD ONES MAN DIS SHIT IS WACK. CUBE SHOULD GET XL MUTHAFUCKAZ. XXL COULD EAT A BIG FATAZZ DICK.

  • Alan Martinez

    Laugh Now, Cry Later should desreve a XL review instead of a L review. It lets people know that he could still rap and he didn’t go hollywood. He is the father of gangsta rap. Get this album and let me know if I’m wrong or right. This is his best album since Amerikka’s Most Wanted and Death Certificate. ICE CUBE MUTHAFUCKAS!!!!!!!!!!