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Ice Cube Sets Date For Raw Footage, Debuts New Video

Ice Cube has set August 19th as the release day for his highly-anticipated album, Raw Footage, featuring the politically-charged track “Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It.”

The former N.W.A. member’s 8th studio album will feature collaborations with Young Jeezy–it was recently announced Cube and Jeezy would be partnering together for a movie, as well–The Game, WC, and Musiq Soulchild. The remix to “Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It” featured guest Scarface and Nas. Maestro (Lil Wayne), Da Beatsmith, and others contributed production to the project.

The album’s first single, “Do Ya Thang,” was recently released to radio and the video clip premiered today on the rapper’s personal Web Site.

Cube is scheduled to hit the road later this month for an international promo run before returning to the states in August and September to tour.—LaTisha Robbins

Ice Cube tour dates are as follows:

July 2008

11 – Leipzig, Germany – Splash Festival
12 – Frauenfeld, Switzerland – Openair Frauenfeld
14 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
15 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
16 – Amsterdam, Holland – Melkweg
18 – Dour, Belgium – Dour Music Festival
19 – Stuttgart, Germany – MTV Hip Hop Open
21 – Stockholm, Sweden – Kagelbanan
23 – Helsinki, Finland – Helsinki Icehall
25 – Copenhagen, Denmark – KB Hallen
26 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller Music Hall

August 2008

21 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
22 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
24 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
26 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
27 – Bakersfield, CA – The Fox
29 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
30 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

September 2008

1- West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
2 – San Diego, CA – 4th and B
3 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
5 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
6 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
7 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
9 – North Kansas City, MO – Harrah’s North Kansas City/Voodoo Lounge
10 – St. Paul, MN – Myth
12 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
13 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
14 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
16 – Mt. Clemens, MI – Emerald Theatre
17 – Johnson City, NY – Magic City Music Hall
19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore at Theater of Living Arts
21 – New York, NY – The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza

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