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Ice Cube
Laugh Now, Cry Later

Coming 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 ...

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