On this day, March 21, in hip-hop history...


2000: On March, 21, 2000 Ice Cube dropped his sixth studio album, War & Peace Vol. 2: (The Peace Disc). As the followup to his 1998 LP, War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc), which peaked at no. 7 on the Billboard 200, this record was a continuation of Ice's musical journey into rap-rock and peaked at no. 3 on the Billboard 200 and went no. 1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The Peace Disc featured Cube's former N.W.A members like Dr. Dre and MC Ren, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's Krayzie Bone and even comedian Chris Rock in a lengthy, 18-track album. The LP became certified gold by the RIAA by May of 2000.

Though Ice Cube fans waited two years to hear the follow up of The War Disc, an overwhelming majority were disappointed because they couldn't hear the golden age of gangsta rap within this new millennium project. In reviews, the album was unfortunately deemed subpar compared to Cube's classics like AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted.

War & Peace Vol. 2: (The Peace Disc) was Ice Cube's last album under Priority Records and it would be six years before fans of the West Coast MC would hear from him again with Laugh Now, Cry Later.

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