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The Cube does G-funk (but keeps it real),
By A Customer
This review is from: Lethal Injection (Audio CD)
For his follow-up to the excellent career-best 'The Predator', Ice Cube embraced funk grooves and gritty urban seventies beats, laying down big thick basslines, looping scratchy samples and serving up funk-synth lines and hard as nails rapping over the top. From the Slick Rick-sampling Really Doe onwards this album is vintage Cube, telling tales of wayward cops, intrusive cop helicopters, carjackings, teenage gangstas "harder than the O.G.s", and religion (honest). It's an infectiously listenable album, very accessible in that it moves away from the hardcore gangsta rap of NWA and early Cube solo work. It stands with The Predator as his most accomplished work to date - Cube sounds best when he's heavily involved in both writing and producing (as on these 2 albums). On later albums he concentrated on other areas, and the music and overall sound suffered accordingly. However, here he was in fine form, at the top of his game.