Ice Cube : The Predator (1992)

ice cube predatorBy Scott Goldfine

Gangsta rap progenitor Ice Cube’s third full-length slab of raging words and fierce beats further cements his status as one of the genre’s most worthwhile street reporters. He spends time refuting his critics, reinforcing his tough-guy persona, rebuking white America and addressing the L.A. riots.

It’s a jarring mix, made palatable by a patchwork of funk samples and Ice’s earnest delivery.

GRADE: B+

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