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Title: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Portugoal on September 22, 2010, 07:44:07 AM
Code: [Select]
01. A Boy Was Conceived (Intro) 0:26
02. Soul On Ice 3:39
03. Life In California Ft. Jayo And WC 4:02
04. She Couldn't Make It On Her Own Ft. OMG And Doughboy 2:59
05. Urbanian 2:25
06. Ya'll Know Who I Am Ft. OMG, Doughboy, WC And Maylay 2:18
07. Too West Coast Ft. WC And Maylay 2:58
08. I Rep That West 4:31
09. Drink The Kool-Aid 3:09
10. No Country For Young Men 4:13
11. It Is What It Is 3:21
12. Hood Robbin 3:45
13. Your Money Or Your Life 3:23
14. Nothing Like L.A. 3:20
15. All Day, Every Day 2:21
16. Fat Cat 2:54



The whole album is out on the net. I haven't listened to it yet, but I do know that when I listened to the sampler I thought I was listening to a cow eating hay.

It's a Cube album though, so I have to give it a chance. Will I buy it? Only if the album pleases me.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Si-Chiggedy on September 22, 2010, 07:50:19 AM

04. She Couldn't Make It On Her Own Ft. OMG And Doughboy 2:59
05. Urbanian 2:25
06. Ya'll Know Who I Am Ft. OMG, Doughboy, WC And Maylay 2:18
07. Too West Coast Ft. WC And Maylay 2:58
15. All Day, Every Day 2:21
16. Fat Cat 2:54

Looks like a short album without the bonus tracks!  ???

Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: IrishBoneThug on September 22, 2010, 08:25:45 AM
im listing to the album now i like it loving this song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rca5NfVsT90
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Blood$ on September 22, 2010, 08:31:58 AM
"Life In California"  :o
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Lucifuge on September 22, 2010, 08:55:34 AM
damn.this track bangs. can u show mi some love on pm.no homo ;D
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Blood$ on September 22, 2010, 09:00:17 AM
sounds like Butch Cassidy is on "Nothing Like L.A." and lol at Game and Snoop talking at the end of "No Country For Young Men"

I'm almost done with the album already, will drop my thoughts after
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Blood$ on September 22, 2010, 09:06:37 AM
well after the first listen here are the tracks I'll be throwing on the iPhone:

Soul On Ice
Life In California (Feat. Jayo and WC)
Too West Coast (Feat. WC and Maylay)
I Rep That West
Drink The Kool-Aid
No Country For Young Men
Hood Robbin'
Nothing Like L.A.

the rest is disposable IMO, bland production and to be honest Cube sounded lazy as hell on a few tracks... Raw Footage and Laugh Now, Cry Later > this rushed album  :-\
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: IbblesAndBits on September 22, 2010, 09:32:33 AM
to be honest Cube sounded lazy as hell on a few tracks.



yeah, that's the biggest problem with this album. the production is bad on a few songs, but Cube really needs to step it up with his flow and lyrics. he did, however, sound really dope on some songs, so all hope isn't lost.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Blasphemy on September 22, 2010, 09:46:57 AM
Dope album, over all some Faults, but will be in entering Rotation more often then others.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: K.Dub on September 22, 2010, 10:01:38 AM
damn.this track bangs. can u show mi some love on pm.no homo ;D
no asking for links..
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: OG Snoopaveli on September 22, 2010, 10:03:45 AM
sounds like Butch Cassidy is on "Nothing Like L.A."

sorry but no.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: hellawear9 on September 22, 2010, 10:46:27 AM
album is straight!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Hatesrats™ on September 22, 2010, 10:51:59 AM
Can't wait to get home and listen to this..
As usual, The hard copy is a must to complete the collection.

But I can't hold out.
(Sorry Cube)
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Laconic on September 22, 2010, 10:57:21 AM
Cube should have left off

She Couldn't Make It...(this track could lead to more sales but fuck that)
Y'all Know...(not horrible but not album worthy)
It Is What It Is (DJ Montay??  How about DJ Quik ;))
All Day, Everyday (how does Hallway go from Too West Coast to this  ???)

and thrown Man Vs. Machine and Pros Vs Joes on there to make it a more complete album.

Everything else is hot especially No Country For Young Men and Hood Robbin.  And WC is the shit.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 22, 2010, 11:00:36 AM
Like I said I will DL this and check it out first. Cube gonna have to earn my scrilla after listening to that piss poor sampler.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: U.N.T.O.U.C.H.A.B.L.E. on September 22, 2010, 11:02:15 AM
easily best album of the year so far with the exception of a few tracks
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: hellawear9 on September 22, 2010, 11:02:20 AM
it is what it is is horrible  i cant lie!!!!
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: hellawear9 on September 22, 2010, 11:04:56 AM
Like I said I will DL this and check it out first. Cube gonna have to earn my scrilla after listening to that piss poor sampler.

if u heard the sampler thats just about it  besides the bonus tracks
only difference is u get the full songs  and that intro
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: OG Snoopaveli on September 22, 2010, 11:09:31 AM
easily best album of the year so far with the exception of a few tracks

personnaly, best album of the year  is  100 WAYZ !!!! no doubt 100 Wayz >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I Am The West
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 22, 2010, 11:12:37 AM
Like I said I will DL this and check it out first. Cube gonna have to earn my scrilla after listening to that piss poor sampler.

if u heard the sampler thats just about it  besides the bonus tracks
only difference is u get the full songs  and that intro

True. Oh well we will see in another 5 minutes lol.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: West Coast Veteran on September 22, 2010, 11:15:16 AM
smh i thought it was supposed to be a West Coast album, that was the whole point of the album title... still sounds like a Southern album...
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: U.N.T.O.U.C.H.A.B.L.E. on September 22, 2010, 11:19:29 AM
easily best album of the year so far with the exception of a few tracks

personnaly, best album of the year  is  100 WAYZ !!!! no doubt 100 Wayz >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I Am The West

i retract my statement, u are right with cube coming in close....
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Blood$ on September 22, 2010, 11:39:30 AM
I'm a huge fan of Cube, own most of his albums and will always have my respect for him but

100 Wayz, Dinner & A Movie, Revenue Retrievin' > I Am The West
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Dogg Ly Dogg on September 22, 2010, 12:04:08 PM
Good album after a first listen, not disapointed except for the hooks which are A LINE REPEATED 50X since 2006
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Saber on September 22, 2010, 12:11:35 PM
Hood Robbin is the track that stands out for me after the first listen
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Dre-Day on September 22, 2010, 12:35:16 PM
i think the album sucks.

by the way, what's up with the vocals from Drink the kool aid & Hood Robbin?
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: hellawear9 on September 22, 2010, 12:45:22 PM
nice to see cube give a shot out to bad lucc on  yo  $ or yo life
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Nicolas on September 22, 2010, 12:59:08 PM
No wonder Dre wasn't even picking up the phone when Cube was calling him.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: wcsoldier on September 22, 2010, 01:08:34 PM
there are 4-5 tracks to keep (there are not even THAT good ) the rest is TERRIBLE , very cheap production , more than repetitive choruses and Cube lyrics and flow are very poor.

Give me a WC album instead ... 
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Meho on September 22, 2010, 01:11:14 PM
there are 4-5 tracks to keep (there are not even THAT good ) the rest is TERRIBLE , very cheap production , more than repetitive choruses and Cube lyrics and flow are very poor.


That's exactly what I was gonna write. Just awful.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Jome on September 22, 2010, 01:21:30 PM
^^ I was on track 3 when I read the 2 previous comments, and couldn't quite believe it as 2 and especially 3 is 8) 8) - but then the album takes a turn for the worst, and never quite recovers, save a few tracks.  :-\

Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 22, 2010, 01:28:39 PM
Middle portion of the album is strong but the beginning and towards the end are weak.

I said it once and I will say it again, I would be curious to see when the weaker tracks on this album were recorded. Because I will bet money the bonus tracks and even the weakest shit Dre could come up with would trump the 3 or 4 HORRIBLE tracks on this album. Or even at that if Dre could not be reached, he could have got some more bangers from Jinx and Hallway.

Each Cube album for me always has 1 track at least with that wow factor or is just lyrically sharp. The last album it was Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It, album before that Why We Thugs. This album has solid cuts but nothing with that wow factor to them.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: sav on September 22, 2010, 01:37:28 PM
Weak beginning? I'm on track 3 and it's banging so can't wait for the middle part!
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Blood$ on September 22, 2010, 01:40:54 PM
Middle portion of the album is strong but the beginning and towards the end are weak.

I said it once and I will say it again, I would be curious to see when the weaker tracks on this album were recorded. Because I will bet money the bonus tracks and even the weakest shit Dre could come up with would trump the 3 or 4 HORRIBLE tracks on this album. Or even at that if Dre could not be reached, he could have got some more bangers from Jinx and Hallway.

Each Cube album for me always has 1 track at least with that wow factor or is just lyrically sharp. The last album it was Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It, album before that Why We Thugs. This album has solid cuts but nothing with that wow factor to them.

exactly how I'm feelin' about the album, the only track that almost has that "wow" factor would be "Life In California" for me, but I just see that as the "most bangin'" song
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 22, 2010, 01:42:09 PM
Weak beginning? I'm on track 3 and it's banging so can't wait for the middle part!

For me I was getting into the album and then comes that Couldn't Make It On Her Own.  :-X

It's like once I get into a rhythm with the doper tracks, here comes a wack one. It does not flow well.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: sav on September 22, 2010, 02:05:26 PM
I agree that "She couldn't" is bad...

Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: So Much Style on September 22, 2010, 02:34:52 PM
wow, what a pile of shit.
Id say the best tracks ( very few, like everyone said 4-5) only peak at about 3.5/5 so you can say the album is a 2/5 at best...ughhh, i mean even the best tracks we have heard from this nigga....time to hang it up 4 REAL!

these are listenable atleast once, i guess...

life in california
yall know who i am
too west
no country for young men
hood robin
nothin like LA


the rest is atrocious.
i agree that WC was the shit though and really want to hear his new shit
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 22, 2010, 02:56:38 PM
The last "fun" record Cube made was LNCL and the Peace Disc and they sound like Death Certificate or Lethal Injection compared to this.

Hang it up? Nah I won't go there with it yet, but Cube really needs to sit down with a set team of his people and work on conceptually themed music. Now for a millionaire that has to be tough or ehh at times, but this album really sounds like he put it out because he had to more so then the love for it. Hood Robbin- The Love of the music, She Couldn't- ehh.

And to me there is always time to make for talking about social commentary. Hell even in the U.S. all you gotta do is turn on the TV. I miss that Cube.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Lunatic on September 22, 2010, 04:23:25 PM
I'll be disappointed if I don't enjoy this. Knoc submitted an absolute sick song for this album and Cube turned it down
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: TRG on September 22, 2010, 05:02:49 PM
after one listen

tracks: 3.7.10.11.12.14 i can get into

the rest, meh  :-\
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: G-Funk on September 22, 2010, 05:06:24 PM
Pretty disappointing. Some decent songs but the rest is just real bland and/or bad.
worst track IMO: Couldn't Make It on Her Own... absolute garbage!
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 22, 2010, 06:48:05 PM
I'll be disappointed if I don't enjoy this. Knoc submitted an absolute sick song for this album and Cube turned it down

Well prepare to be Luna
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Lunatic on September 22, 2010, 06:53:07 PM
I'll be disappointed if I don't enjoy this. Knoc submitted an absolute sick song for this album and Cube turned it down

Well prepare to be Luna
I shouldn't be saying this, but fuck it lol. The record Knoc submitted was even called "Pentagon" and had a very good Ice Cube-political theme to it. Knoc on the hook spittin some political shit, and he had a verse. Knoc loves this song so much he said the ONLY way he wouldn't keep it for himself was if Cube or Dre wanted it. Nobody else could have it. It would have fit this record perfectly.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Action! on September 22, 2010, 06:58:44 PM
He continues with Southern infused beats which are ass.  I like his vocal delivery but his lyrics are poor.  The singles are the best tracks.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: papa-smurf on September 22, 2010, 08:37:29 PM
good album compred to the music of today.ice cube really came through 4 the west on this,it coul dof been better but the osngs that bang,bang hard,the tracks that sucks,sucks hard.

How many rappers that came out in the 80s could still sound relevant.cube is the west
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Matty on September 22, 2010, 10:50:15 PM
well...the album starts very well but is overall not very good. best tracks are soul on ice, life in california and the two singles - rep the west and drink the kool-aid. hood robbin' and nothing like l.a. are also nice and chill but the rest is below average. really coulda done with some more solid production and without the southern sounding stuff.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Lunatic on September 23, 2010, 12:08:27 AM
1. A Boy Was Conceived (Intro) - Dope intro. Got that Cubeish intro theme to it. That voice with the dark beat in the back. Haha is that Mike Epps?
2. Soul On Ice - 3.5/5. Appropriate opening track beat. With this title, expected a darker beat but this is still tight. Hook is eyy. "U bout to smell my cologne?" lol. Tight track tho.

3. Life In California - 4.5/5 This a west coast bangin beat right here. Cube verse cool. Love his opening line. Jayo came simpler than I expected but it worked. Just not the typical "i'm lyrically  killing shit" verse from Jayo. I know for a fact he can still do that though. WC came tight! He had the best verse. Early leading candidate for favorite track on the album.

4. She Couldn't Make It On Her Own - 2/5. The rating is bad but I enjoy it for what it is. But I felt like rating wise, it's not fair to give it a pass. His sons are extremely average. Sound like typical young aspiring rappers nowadays. Probably the wackest Ice Cube song ever. I could bump it in the car with homies though.

5. Urbanian - 2.25/5. Beat is eyy. Very southern. "Google me bitch?" lol, retarded. Not feeling this at all. Not as bad as the last one though.

6. Y'all Know Who I Am - 2.75/5. Short song for all the features. Beat is modern but I dig it. His sons are very average again. WC killed it again though. Nice to see Maylay get to spit on a Cube record. He was ok on here; very short "verse" though (if u can even call it that). Song is basically a mess but it (slightly) gets a pass. Disappointed though.

Will do the rest later..
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 23, 2010, 12:24:05 AM
1. A Boy Was Conceived (Intro) - Dope intro. Got that Cubeish intro theme to it. That voice with the dark beat in the back. Haha is that Mike Epps?
2. Soul On Ice - 3.5/5. Appropriate opening track beat. With this title, expected a darker beat but this is still tight. Hook is eyy. "U bout to smell my cologne?" lol. Tight track tho.

3. Life In California - 4.5/5 This a west coast bangin beat right here. Cube verse cool. Love his opening line. Jayo came simpler than I expected but it worked. Just not the typical "i'm lyrically  killing shit" verse from Jayo. I know for a fact he can still do that though. WC came tight! He had the best verse. Early leading candidate for favorite track on the album.

4. She Couldn't Make It On Her Own - 2/5. The rating is bad but I enjoy it for what it is. But I felt like rating wise, it's not fair to give it a pass. His sons are extremely average. Sound like typical young aspiring rappers nowadays. Probably the wackest Ice Cube song ever. I could bump it in the car with homies though.

5. Urbanian - 2.25/5. Beat is eyy. Very southern. "Google me bitch?" lol, retarded. Not feeling this at all. Not as bad as the last one though.

6. Y'all Know Who I Am - 2.75/5. Short song for all the features. Beat is modern but I dig it. His sons are very average again. WC killed it again though. Nice to see Maylay get to spit on a Cube record. He was ok on here; very short "verse" though (if u can even call it that). Song is basically a mess but it (slightly) gets a pass. Disappointed though.

Will do the rest later..

This is so far about on par with how I feel about the album, except 4 and 5 I would probably rate even lower LMAO
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Dre-Day on September 23, 2010, 12:57:03 AM
The last "fun" record Cube made was LNCL and the Peace Disc and they sound like Death Certificate or Lethal Injection compared to this.

Hang it up? Nah I won't go there with it yet, but Cube really needs to sit down with a set team of his people and work on conceptually themed music. Now for a millionaire that has to be tough or ehh at times, but this album really sounds like he put it out because he had to more so then the love for it. Hood Robbin- The Love of the music, She Couldn't- ehh.

And to me there is always time to make for talking about social commentary. Hell even in the U.S. all you gotta do is turn on the TV. I miss that Cube.

yeah, but he wants to fit in
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 23, 2010, 01:00:23 AM
The last "fun" record Cube made was LNCL and the Peace Disc and they sound like Death Certificate or Lethal Injection compared to this.

Hang it up? Nah I won't go there with it yet, but Cube really needs to sit down with a set team of his people and work on conceptually themed music. Now for a millionaire that has to be tough or ehh at times, but this album really sounds like he put it out because he had to more so then the love for it. Hood Robbin- The Love of the music, She Couldn't- ehh.

And to me there is always time to make for talking about social commentary. Hell even in the U.S. all you gotta do is turn on the TV. I miss that Cube.

yeah, but he wants to fit in

That is unfortunate lol. Because there was a time Cube did not conform for shit. That was one of the qualities that made him one of the greatest
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Dre-Day on September 23, 2010, 01:03:27 AM
yeah, not sure what made him change.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 23, 2010, 01:04:47 AM
We Be Clubbin  ;)
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Portugoal on September 23, 2010, 01:13:52 AM
The last "fun" record Cube made was LNCL and the Peace Disc and they sound like Death Certificate or Lethal Injection compared to this.

Hang it up? Nah I won't go there with it yet, but Cube really needs to sit down with a set team of his people and work on conceptually themed music. Now for a millionaire that has to be tough or ehh at times, but this album really sounds like he put it out because he had to more so then the love for it. Hood Robbin- The Love of the music, She Couldn't- ehh.

And to me there is always time to make for talking about social commentary. Hell even in the U.S. all you gotta do is turn on the TV. I miss that Cube.

yeah, but he wants to fit in

That is unfortunate lol. Because there was a time Cube did not conform for shit. That was one of the qualities that made him one of the greatest

You guys over analyze Ice Cube. He doesn't have to make music for a living; the man is a successful Hollywood actor.

All Cube wants to do is make music he wants to make and then he hopes his fans (and others) like it. If you don't like this album, you've got plenty of other (Cube) albums to listen to.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 23, 2010, 01:17:31 AM
The last "fun" record Cube made was LNCL and the Peace Disc and they sound like Death Certificate or Lethal Injection compared to this.

Hang it up? Nah I won't go there with it yet, but Cube really needs to sit down with a set team of his people and work on conceptually themed music. Now for a millionaire that has to be tough or ehh at times, but this album really sounds like he put it out because he had to more so then the love for it. Hood Robbin- The Love of the music, She Couldn't- ehh.

And to me there is always time to make for talking about social commentary. Hell even in the U.S. all you gotta do is turn on the TV. I miss that Cube.

yeah, but he wants to fit in

That is unfortunate lol. Because there was a time Cube did not conform for shit. That was one of the qualities that made him one of the greatest

You guys over analyze Ice Cube. He doesn't have to make music for a living; the man is a successful Hollywood actor.

All Cube wants to do is make music he wants to make and then he hopes his fans (and others) like it. If you don't like this album, you've got plenty of other (Cube) albums to listen to.

I ain't over analyzing it. At the same token I am not going to sit up here and say I love a particular song when I don't. I reserve that right as a fan.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Dre-Day on September 23, 2010, 02:20:33 AM
don't bother, it's mauzip
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: wcsoldier on September 23, 2010, 02:30:49 AM
Somebody has to tell Cube that repeating the same line ten times in a song is fucking wack ... it was already the case in some songs on Raw Footage but he took it to another level on this one...  :-X
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: kuruptDPG on September 23, 2010, 07:25:56 AM
03. Life In California Ft. Jayo And WC
07. Too West Coast Ft. WC And Maylay
08. I Rep That West
09. Drink The Kool-Aid
11. It Is What It Is
12. Hood Robbin
13. Your Money Or Your Life
14. Nothing Like L.A.
16. Fat Cat

these are my fave traks, so most the album is dope but when you have the title "I Am The West" all traks on the album need to be tight and no southern influence should be on it whatsoever.

I CANT WAIT TO HEAR THAT TRAK WITH E-A-SKI SO HOPFULLY THAT'LL BE A TRACK TO LOOK FORWARD TOO
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: papa-smurf on September 23, 2010, 12:08:48 PM
since i dont like the whole album.im not gonna buy the whole album.im a just buy the songs tht i like off itunes,thats how im a support cube.thank god for itunes.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: OG Hack Wilson on September 23, 2010, 12:11:20 PM
since i dont like the whole album.im not gonna buy the whole album.im a just buy the songs tht i like off itunes,thats how im a support cube.thank god for itunes.
yeah  cuz Cube is strugging for money these days
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: S.C. The Beast on September 23, 2010, 12:13:08 PM
if you honestly think that you are insane, cube has much, MUCH more bread than crooked h. and be honest, you dont like ice cube because of crooked h
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Paul on September 23, 2010, 12:15:27 PM
Hood Robbin is amazing!

Some of the album is so bad and incoherent though. Which is disapointing after hearing I rep That West.


Also why on the hooks does he feel the need to do the vocals along with the same melody as the music. Theres no originality in it.

I was hoping to see some names called out too.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: papa-smurf on September 23, 2010, 01:13:53 PM
if you honestly think that you are insane, cube has much, MUCH more bread than crooked h. and be honest, you dont like ice cube because of crooked h

cube and crooked i dont even have beef.cube didnt even diss no new west artist on the album.honestly, i think he called the new west out publicly as a way of helping them get attention.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Westdog on September 23, 2010, 01:20:36 PM
no country for ym, your money or your life - I like his flow on this songs. nothing like L.A. - dope!!!
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 23, 2010, 01:26:27 PM
Hood Robbin is amazing!

Some of the album is so bad and incoherent though. Which is disapointing after hearing I rep That West.


Also why on the hooks does he feel the need to do the vocals along with the same melody as the music. Theres no originality in it.

I was hoping to see some names called out too.


Yeah Hood Robbin is the shit. That one has grown on me alot
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Paul on September 23, 2010, 01:50:28 PM
Hood Robbin is amazing!

Some of the album is so bad and incoherent though. Which is disapointing after hearing I rep That West.


Also why on the hooks does he feel the need to do the vocals along with the same melody as the music. Theres no originality in it.

I was hoping to see some names called out too.


Yeah Hood Robbin is the shit. That one has grown on me alot


The beat is an example of what most of them should have been. Smooth west coast shit
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: darqawa on September 23, 2010, 01:51:51 PM
No country for young men was the beat I was waitin for.  Hood Robbin is tight as well.  Cube's flow on some is corny as hell.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 23, 2010, 01:53:40 PM
Hood Robbin is amazing!

Some of the album is so bad and incoherent though. Which is disapointing after hearing I rep That West.


Also why on the hooks does he feel the need to do the vocals along with the same melody as the music. Theres no originality in it.

I was hoping to see some names called out too.


Yeah Hood Robbin is the shit. That one has grown on me alot


The beat is an example of what most of them should have been. Smooth west coast shit

Done by a southern producer lol. Yeah it is a smooth beat 4 sho.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Anonymous. on September 23, 2010, 02:04:58 PM
wat r the production credits?
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Paul on September 23, 2010, 02:42:57 PM
Ironic it was done by a southern producer and thts what people are dissapointed in most by the album (southern beats).  Hood robin is the best beat on the album imo
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 23, 2010, 02:49:17 PM
Ironic it was done by a southern producer and thts what people are dissapointed in most by the album (southern beats).  Hood robin is the best beat on the album imo

Like I said before, for me it is the quality of the beats as opposed to the style. Hood Robin is a dope beat, Urbanian not so much. The southern bounce type shit on here is absolutely horrible. T-Mix's beats- dope because he can make a variety of different styles on beats. Look at Hood Robin as a perfect example.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: darqawa on September 23, 2010, 03:56:55 PM
Anyone who sees a difference in how Cube used to be and now.  If so, do you prefer to Nigga you love to hate ICE CUBE or the Don Mega ICE CUBE?  I'm not Sayin anyone should be stagnant, but, regardless of Cube’s street credibility, CUBE was the shit through Lethal Injection in my opinion, in terms of Street Reporter.  I really didn’t care too much for War & Peace.  LNCL was tight to me, but Raw Footage was terrible IMHO outside of 2-3 tracks.  This new album does not represent its title. 
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Westdog on September 23, 2010, 04:01:30 PM
life in cali
she couldnt make..
too west coast
i rep the west
drink the kool aid
no country for young men
hood robbin
y money or y life
nothing like la
fat cat

^dope songs,i like it
and others r trash
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: B.A. on September 23, 2010, 05:36:21 PM
After a few listens I'm not crazy about any of the songs, no classics on the album, but there are some really good tracks, a few better than the others that stand out. Bullshit south-sounding songs aside (which are so bad I didn't even include them in my list below), I still think the majority of the beats Cube selected are a little dime-a-dozen sounding, nothing amazing. I don't like when Ice Cube (or any artist for that matter) raps right along with the melody of the beat for his hooks, it shows a lack of creativity and it sounds like he didn't try and just said "fuck it, I'll just rap right along with the beat". If they can't come up with something good for the hook he or the one producing the track could add some scratching in the hook with some chopped up vocal samples of Cube to make it more interesting, kinda like what they did on a few of the songs for WC's "Guilty by Affiliation", the hooks on it sounded raw and sounded tight. Anyway here are the tracks that I though deserved a place on the album, the other 5 songs should have been replaced with tracks produced by some our westcoast O.G. producers like, DJ Quik and E-A-Ski (both of which were close to being on it, DAMN! >:(), Battlecat, Fredwreck and DJ Muggs (Since Cube named the album "I Am The West" it would have been dope to see him go back to his roots and get down with Muggs).

2. Soul On Ice (6.75 out of 10 - It's pretty good, at lease it doesn't sound all south)
3. Life In California featuring Jayo, & WC (7.25 out of 10 - Good beat, good song)
5. Urbanian (7.0 out of 10 - Beat's cool, a little different but Cube sounds good spittin' over it)
7. Too West Coast featuring WC & Maylay (7.25 out of 10 - Good beat, good song - reminded me of that WC track on DJ Crazy Toons' "CT Experience" Mixtape)
8. I Rep That West (7.5 out of 10 - Cool beat but I always thought it could have had a better hook, don't like it when the hook repeats the same shit over and over)
9. Drink The Kool-Aid (7.25 out of 10 - Just a good song over all)
10. No Country For Young Men (7.5 out of 10 - Sounds like another one of those generic as Dr. Dre beats from 5 years ago but still a good song though, Cube gets down)
12. Hood Robbin' (7.75 out of 10 - Beat is a little too mellow for my taste but still a good beat and a good song)
13. Your Money Or Your Life (7.75 out of 10 - Cube sounds good flowing over this more up tempo beat, nice beat with an ok hook)
14. Nothing Like L.A. (8.0 out of 10 - Beat kinda had a little of that "You know how we do it" feel to it, tight beat, good hook, my favorite song of the album but still short of classic)

Hopefully WC's album will deliver where Cube's fell short. We may see actually get to hear Battlecat and Fredwreck on Dub's album; many of you have probably already seen this but here it is again.

Scroll down the page a bit...
http://fredwreck.com/
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: .:Hercy Buggz:. on September 23, 2010, 05:51:50 PM

tried to listen to this, but it sounds forced...
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Lunatic on September 23, 2010, 05:58:16 PM
1. A Boy Was Conceived (Intro) - Dope intro. Got that Cubeish intro theme to it. That voice with the dark beat in the back. Haha is that Mike Epps?
2. Soul On Ice - 3.5/5. Appropriate opening track beat. With this title, expected a darker beat but this is still tight. Hook is eyy. "U bout to smell my cologne?" lol. Tight track tho.

3. Life In California - 4.5/5 This a west coast bangin beat right here. Cube verse cool. Love his opening line. Jayo came simpler than I expected but it worked. Just not the typical "i'm lyrically  killing shit" verse from Jayo. I know for a fact he can still do that though. WC came tight! He had the best verse. Early leading candidate for favorite track on the album.

4. She Couldn't Make It On Her Own - 2/5. The rating is bad but I enjoy it for what it is. But I felt like rating wise, it's not fair to give it a pass. His sons are extremely average. Sound like typical young aspiring rappers nowadays. Probably the wackest Ice Cube song ever. I could bump it in the car with homies though.

5. Urbanian - 2.25/5. Beat is eyy. Very southern. "Google me bitch?" lol, retarded. Not feeling this at all. Not as bad as the last one though.

6. Y'all Know Who I Am - 2.75/5. Short song for all the features. Beat is modern but I dig it. His sons are very average again. WC killed it again though. Nice to see Maylay get to spit on a Cube record. He was ok on here; very short "verse" though (if u can even call it that). Song is basically a mess but it (slightly) gets a pass. Disappointed though.

7. Too West Coast - 5/5. This beat is fuckin bangin. Sounds like somethin off that Toones mixtape; thats a good thing. Cube came raw. WC killed this shit too. He was a really bright spot on this album. All his verses were fuckin fire. Maylay was dope as fuck too.

8. I Rep That West - 5/5. We all heard it before. Fuckin banger.
9. Drink the Kool-Aid - 4/5. Liked it since it first came out.
10. No Country For Young Men - 4.5/5 Beat is hot as fuck. Cube hungry and spit very nice.
11. It Is What It Is - 2.75/5. Beat is ok. Hook is eyy. Song is avg.

12. Hood Robbin - 4/5. Beat is chills. Classic cube spittin here. Real life shit! This is what I want.
13. Your Money or Your Life - 3.5/5. Beat bangs again. Hook is basic but cool. I fucks with this.
14. Nothing Like L.A. - 3/5. Very chills beat again. Hook is basic. Alright song.

15. All Day, Every Day - 3/5. Beat bangs in the headphones. Hook is average as hell. Another track that I can bump; don't love it by any means, but can bump. Cube ain't sayin shit on here though.
16. Fat Cat - 3/5. Beat bangs again. Can bump it, but once again, Cube ain't sayin shit here. It can get moderate bump, but not what I look for from cube.

Overall, it's not as bad as I thought it would be from reading the comments here. Life In Cali, Too West Coast, I Rep That West, Drink the Kool-Aid, No Country for Young Men and Hood Robbin are dope. Soul On Ice, Your Money or Your Life are pretty good. And even Nothing Like L.A., All Day Every Day & Fat Cat can get bump too; not great, but far from bad songs.

I do hate She Couldn't Make It On Her Own, Urbanian, Y'all Know Who I Am and It Is What It Is. That's 5 bad tracks out of 16, 6 dope, and 5 average.

But I do see why some hate it so much. The title suggests its very west and there are a lot of southern beats on here (she couldn't make it on her own, urbanian, y'all know who i am, it is what it is, all day every day and fat cat).
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: sav-man on September 23, 2010, 11:05:43 PM
Life in California, Too West Coast, I Am The West, Drink The Kool Aide, No Country For Young Men, Hood Robbin' and Your Money or Your Life are all dope, IMHO.
Nothing Like L.A.--pretty good; Cube's lyrics could be better, but the beat reminds me of some old Warren G.-type shit from back in the day, so that's cool.
Soul On Ice and Fat Cat are...okay (good beat on first song, but Cube's verses are below average; not crazy about the latter song's beat, but Cube's flow on the second verse is actually pretty nice).
Urbanian, It Is What It is, and Y'all Know Who I Am, and All Day Everyday--not feeling them. The beats sound like some kind of weird mix between hyphy and crunk, and Cube's lyrics are WAY below average.
She Couldn't Make It On Her Own--my opinion on this is the same as Lunatic's (he said that for what it is, it's okay, just that Cube's sons are average at best).

I wouldn't mind the production so much if Cube's lyrics were more thought-out, especially on the four songs above that I said I'm not feeling. Cube can do a helluva lot better than what he does lyrically on those songs! It's funny, but the songs on older Cube CDs that I thought sounded "weak" at the time they came out ("Down For Whatever" on LETHAL INJECTION, "Can U Bounce?" on PEACE, "Limos, Demos & Bimbos" on WAR, "Gotta Lotta That" on LNCL, "Get Used To it" on RAW FOOTAGE, to name a few) now sound like masterpieces compared to the four wack songs cited above!!! Hopefully Cube will be feeling more lyrical on the next release.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: BG Rapsodie on September 23, 2010, 11:15:15 PM
Ironic it was done by a southern producer and thts what people are dissapointed in most by the album (southern beats).  Hood robin is the best beat on the album imo

Maybe done by a southern producer, but its not the southern "style." Just like how a Jay Electronica song isn't in the southern style either. Hood Robbin is the shit.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: papa-smurf on September 23, 2010, 11:48:48 PM
nothing like LA is the best song on the album.thats the only song i listen to.i like hood robbin,no country 4 young men.but nothing like LA got the best lyrics,the best hook and the best beat.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Chamillitary Click on September 23, 2010, 11:52:13 PM
 :sleep: Average as fuck.

nothing like LA is the best song on the album.thats the only song i listen to.

This quote should just be repeated by every future poster to post in this thread.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: BG Rapsodie on September 24, 2010, 12:30:18 AM
First Cube album I won't be buying. Some cuts show he still has the ability to make good music, but unfortunately he had decided to take his albums in a different direction. I was hyped by the first two singles but this is a fucking disappointment.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Paul on September 24, 2010, 03:51:23 AM
Ironic it was done by a southern producer and thts what people are dissapointed in most by the album (southern beats).  Hood robin is the best beat on the album imo

Maybe done by a southern producer, but its not the southern "style." Just like how a Jay Electronica song isn't in the southern style either. Hood Robbin is the shit.

I know, thats what i mean. Anyways it shouldnt matter where the artist/producer is from as long as their capturing the sound
:sleep: Average as fuck.

nothing like LA is the best song on the album.thats the only song i listen to.

This quote should just be repeated by every future poster to post in this thread.
::)

Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: StrEiht Up Menace on September 24, 2010, 06:06:52 AM
deleted the album just today
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: YoungCrookedI on September 24, 2010, 07:37:22 AM
CUBE LISTEN TO MIKE EPPS; STOP RAPPIN,KEEP DOING YOUR MOVIES.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Blood$ on September 24, 2010, 09:06:45 AM
CUBE LISTEN TO MIKE EPPS; STOP RAPPIN,KEEP DOING YOUR MOVIES.

you're not cool or funny so stop trying to be, faggot
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: darqawa on September 24, 2010, 01:35:19 PM
deleted the album just today
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: BIGWORM on September 24, 2010, 05:34:32 PM
horrible album. Mr. Ice Cube melted after the "leathal injection" album....
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Lunatic on September 25, 2010, 12:32:07 AM
With more listens and in hindsight (20/20), I was too generous rating "all day, every day" and "fat cat." Beats bang but brutal songs.

Still lovin 7 records though

life in california
too west coast
i rep that west
drink the kool aid
no country for young men
hood robbin
your money or your life
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: wcsoldier on September 25, 2010, 01:52:32 AM
^^^^ same for me with adding Nothing like L.A , track number 2 is below average but the 6 remaining are terrible tracks
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Portugoal on September 25, 2010, 05:58:44 AM
i didn't even take the time out to play this a 2nd time. is that a sign of a bad album?
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Mietek23 on September 25, 2010, 07:11:22 AM
It's def Cube's worst solo album. Best tracks are "Nothing Like LA", "Your Money Or Your Life" and "Hood Robbin" with "No Country For Young Men", "Life In California", "Too West Coast" and "I Rep That West" following behind. I must say I'm a bit dissapointed with NCFYM tho, I was expecting Cube to drop names and add some fire into this silly 'old-new west' beef :)

The rest of the tracks are average at best. Most of them sounds like leftover material tho with "Urbanian" and "She Couldn't Make It On Her Own" being 2 of the worst tracks Cube ever recorded..

Overall, 5/10 album.


Now let's hope those Quik & E-A-Ski tracks going to be released as a bonus material when the album drops 8)
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: J-FUNKTION on September 25, 2010, 02:51:10 PM
its no masterpiece..but its a decent to superior offering for a 2010 album..

lmao at yall talkin down on this, yet ate up the last two horrendous pieces of shit....
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 25, 2010, 03:15:46 PM
its no masterpiece..but its a decent to superior offering for a 2010 album..

lmao at yall talkin down on this, yet ate up the last two horrendous pieces of shit....

His last 2 albums were better than this album
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: J-FUNKTION on September 25, 2010, 03:23:39 PM
its no masterpiece..but its a decent to superior offering for a 2010 album..

lmao at yall talkin down on this, yet ate up the last two horrendous pieces of shit....

His last 2 albums were better than this album

laughable...

i bet you were hoping for dre beats to huh?
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 25, 2010, 03:27:42 PM
its no masterpiece..but its a decent to superior offering for a 2010 album..

lmao at yall talkin down on this, yet ate up the last two horrendous pieces of shit....

His last 2 albums were better than this album

laughable...

i bet you were hoping for dre beats to huh?

Nah. I am dead serious. Better lyrically and better beats on the other 2. Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It & Why We Thugs>I Am The West
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: J-FUNKTION on September 25, 2010, 03:31:14 PM
its no masterpiece..but its a decent to superior offering for a 2010 album..

lmao at yall talkin down on this, yet ate up the last two horrendous pieces of shit....

His last 2 albums were better than this album

laughable...

i bet you were hoping for dre beats to huh?

Nah. I am dead serious. Better lyrically and better beats on the other 2. Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It & Why We Thugs>I Am The West

thats cool..we all got our own taste...maybe lyrically better on the other ones, but idk i preferred the beats on this one...guess im just in the minority this time around..
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 25, 2010, 03:44:24 PM
its no masterpiece..but its a decent to superior offering for a 2010 album..

lmao at yall talkin down on this, yet ate up the last two horrendous pieces of shit....

His last 2 albums were better than this album

laughable...

i bet you were hoping for dre beats to huh?

Nah. I am dead serious. Better lyrically and better beats on the other 2. Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It & Why We Thugs>I Am The West

thats cool..we all got our own taste...maybe lyrically better on the other ones, but idk i preferred the beats on this one...guess im just in the minority this time around..

Yeah it's all good
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Funkstradamus on September 26, 2010, 01:00:19 AM
Living In California is the only track im feeling....lovin the Domino hook...Jayo Felony's verse was weak as hell tho...
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Jome on September 26, 2010, 05:08:20 AM
Living In California is the only track im feeling....lovin the Domino hook...Jayo Felony's verse was weak as hell tho...

Classic track, was just about to ask who did the hook..

Jayo's verse was simple, but still dope, imo.. 'the police ain't fuckin with me, knock on wood'.  8)
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 26, 2010, 09:23:13 AM
Looks like the only bonus tracks are Man Vs Machine and Pros vs Joes on I Tunes. Unless Best Buy, FYE or Target have something additional
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Scrappy Doo on September 26, 2010, 11:04:16 AM
It's def Cube's worst solo album. Best tracks are "Nothing Like LA", "Your Money Or Your Life" and "Hood Robbin" with "No Country For Young Men", "Life In California", "Too West Coast" and "I Rep That West" following behind. I must say I'm a bit dissapointed with NCFYM tho, I was expecting Cube to drop names and add some fire into this silly 'old-new west' beef :)

The rest of the tracks are average at best. Most of them sounds like leftover material tho with "Urbanian" and "She Couldn't Make It On Her Own" being 2 of the worst tracks Cube ever recorded..

Overall, 5/10 album.


Now let's hope those Quik & E-A-Ski tracks going to be released as a bonus material when the album drops 8)

WTF man you name like 5-6 songs that u really like,and you only give it 5/10 thats a paradox homie.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: I`m Wayne Brady bitch! on September 26, 2010, 02:50:54 PM
The album is really mediocre, which is a shame. I had high hopes for this album  :-\
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Cey_Cey on September 27, 2010, 08:42:13 AM
i think ice cube raised the expectation with raw footage lp...
thats why fans were expecting better.
to me, "i am the west" is not better or not even close to "raw footage"
BUT!
it is a fact that new west coast era made a big success and surprise in the beginning of this millenium with many albums and artists following 2001 album of dr. dre... you can count, xzibit's "restless, man vs machine" snoop's "the last meal, paid tha cost to be the Boss" kurupt's "space boogie" warren-g's "return of the regulator" nate's "music and me"... it was like a dream that no west coast fan wants to wake up... but after those golden years, still no dr.dre album, still no snoop album which is good enough, kurupt and daz? im not even expecting a good album anymore from them, xzibit??? dj.quik??? god, wake up people.... west coast music industry sucks for at least 5 years... and its very long time.
BUT!!(part 2)
there is still a west coast legend, who wanna keep the west coast stand in the industry. ice cube is working on a new era... first he tryed it for wc's album "guilty by affiliation" and he succeed... it was just a step for raw footage and raw footage was like a message of new rise of west coast. when you compare "i am the west" with other albums came outta west coast this year, you gonna realize ice cube is not the one you need to blame... i think "i am the west" is a good album and ice cube is still rapping hot and showing his legendary talent... im an huge eminem fan but i can't stand listening "i like the way you lie". and eminem is way more younger then ice cube and he still have many years to be a legend. ice cube is already a legend and he shows us he is still hungry for this shit. just support him people, he is the only one fighting for west coast rap in last couple of years.

he started and still keeping up this gangsta shit!
and this the motherfucking thanks he get? (Hello!!)
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: David Gutterman on September 28, 2010, 12:20:17 AM
Anticipointed!
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Lil Jay on September 28, 2010, 12:39:56 AM
This new album does not represent its title. 

This.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: G-Bee on September 28, 2010, 02:46:52 AM
Just had my first listen, and I have to say that most tracks annoy me more than anything else. How could he have picked these beats? It's more of the same, in a bad way...
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Cios on September 28, 2010, 06:12:01 AM
Most of y'all are just negative.

For me, I first look at the positive things on the album.
It has a couple dope songs on it I can enjoy (Life In California, Too West Coast, I Rep That West, Drink The Kool-Aid, No Country For Young Men, Hood Robbin', Nothin' Like LA & Fat Cat)

Of course, all in all this album doesn't represent its title like said before. And it has some huge misstakes like She Couldn't Make It On Her Own, weak delivery on some tracks and lyrically not on point. But it is what it is, Cube makes music because he likes to, not to satisfy everyone. He stays true to himself and that's important to me. It's not easy to stay original and relevant after so many years, so for me, I just enjoy what he delivers.

All I'm saying is negativity shouldn't overrule positivity.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: doggfather on September 28, 2010, 06:24:34 AM
Not close to his best albums, but still a good one.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Si-Chiggedy on September 28, 2010, 06:29:55 AM
This new album does not represent its title. 

This.

True. The title makes it even worse!
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Furor Teutonicus on September 28, 2010, 06:51:07 AM
I don't know if I should check this out. People say it's worse than Raw Footage, and this was unlistenable for the most part.

It's time for Cube to retire, he should continue to work with WC and support him tho, cause Dub still has it. Let WC drop the albums,  he still knows what an album should sound like.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Paul on September 28, 2010, 06:52:56 AM
I don't know if I should check this out. People say it's worse than Raw Footage, and this was unlistenable for the most part.

It's time for Cube to retire, he should continue to work with WC and support him tho, cause Dub still has it. Let WC drop the albums,  he still knows what an album should sound like.


Its worth checking. There are a few good songs, a few bad ones  :-\
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Furor Teutonicus on September 28, 2010, 06:57:18 AM
I don't know if I should check this out. People say it's worse than Raw Footage, and this was unlistenable for the most part.

It's time for Cube to retire, he should continue to work with WC and support him tho, cause Dub still has it. Let WC drop the albums,  he still knows what an album should sound like.


Its worth checking. There are a few good songs, a few bad ones  :-\

Well, in the end it's Cube so I have no choice. But I have a long queue and Cube's album is on the last spot now :P
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: SAINTX111 on September 28, 2010, 10:48:23 AM
The album is really mediocre, which is a shame. I had high hopes for this album  :-\


Yeah. All the hype of Dr. Dre production and DJ Quik as well; all to be retracted right before the album drops. LAME. I would've gladly waited for that. Instead we get delay after delay for a mediocre album with nothing at all really. Ice Cube was dope. Too bad its past tense. He should've stayed signed to Aftermath. We probably would've gotten the dopest Ice Cube album ever made.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: BG Rapsodie on September 28, 2010, 11:27:32 AM
Most of y'all are just negative.

Or its just not a good album. Why be all positive about a disappointment?

For me, I first look at the positive things on the album.
It has a couple dope songs on it I can enjoy (Life In California, Too West Coast, I Rep That West, Drink The Kool-Aid, No Country For Young Men, Hood Robbin', Nothin' Like LA & Fat Cat)

A couple decent songs on an album doesn't make the album good.

Of course, all in all this album doesn't represent its title like said before. And it has some huge misstakes like She Couldn't Make It On Her Own, weak delivery on some tracks and lyrically not on point. But it is what it is, Cube makes music because he likes to, not to satisfy everyone. He stays true to himself and that's important to me. It's not easy to stay original and relevant after so many years, so for me, I just enjoy what he delivers.

I wouldn't call this original or relevant

All I'm saying is negativity shouldn't overrule positivity.

This is a thread to discuss an album, one which most people feel is weak. Are we supposed to be giving weak albums props now? What is the point of discussing albums if all we are doing is praising every album regardless of quality? It would take away from the great music that actually deserves praise.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: MR X To Tha Z on September 28, 2010, 12:01:10 PM
pros vs joes produced by e a ski

https://www.youtube.com/v/GIsNBFJ5oCY (ftp://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIsNBFJ5oCY)

 8)
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: snoopazz on September 28, 2010, 12:05:31 PM
All this wait for that! wack album, no quality, some good tracks but damn it's his job!

In january, everybody was claimed it's the Westcoast year, but in fact it's the worst Westcoast year!

The only good albums this year is Mitchy Slick's Yellow Tape and XL Middleton & Young Sau "there goes the neighbourhood"
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Paul on September 28, 2010, 12:06:48 PM


In january, everybody was claimed it's the Westcoast year, but in fact it's the worst Westcoast year!

The only good albums this year is Mitchy Slick's Yellow Tape and XL Middleton & Young Sau "there goes the neighbourhood"


Couldnt disagree more
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Scrappy Doo on September 28, 2010, 12:17:23 PM


In january, everybody was claimed it's the Westcoast year, but in fact it's the worst Westcoast year!

The only good albums this year is Mitchy Slick's Yellow Tape and XL Middleton & Young Sau "there goes the neighbourhood"


Couldnt disagree more

.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Raiders4Life on September 28, 2010, 12:20:13 PM
pros vs joes produced by e a ski

https://www.youtube.com/v/GIsNBFJ5oCY (ftp://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIsNBFJ5oCY)

 8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIsNBFJ5oCY
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Saber on September 28, 2010, 01:31:11 PM
Pros vs Joes is good. Does any1 have the other bonus track ?
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 28, 2010, 02:12:49 PM
The album is really mediocre, which is a shame. I had high hopes for this album  :-\


Yeah. All the hype of Dr. Dre production and DJ Quik as well; all to be retracted right before the album drops. LAME. I would've gladly waited for that. Instead we get delay after delay for a mediocre album with nothing at all really. Ice Cube was dope. Too bad its past tense. He should've stayed signed to Aftermath. We probably would've gotten the dopest Ice Cube album ever made.

If he stayed or even signed for that matter on Aftermath, we still would be waiting on a album.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Cios on September 28, 2010, 02:44:02 PM
You exaggerate.

Don't get me wrong, I don't think the album is good, I haven't said that.
The album as a whole is pretty average to me, but I can look through it and light out the positive points so I can enjoy it for what it is.
I actually ment he's not original anymore and neither so relevant but he keeps coming with some dope music, altho it's going downwards. You shouldn't give a weak album props but alot comments are based on dissapointments. That doesn't mean it's wack. It's neither good, but all I'm saying is you shouldn't focus on the weaknesses of the album but start with the positive things.

Most of y'all are just negative.

Or its just not a good album. Why be all positive about a disappointment?

For me, I first look at the positive things on the album.
It has a couple dope songs on it I can enjoy (Life In California, Too West Coast, I Rep That West, Drink The Kool-Aid, No Country For Young Men, Hood Robbin', Nothin' Like LA & Fat Cat)

A couple decent songs on an album doesn't make the album good.

Of course, all in all this album doesn't represent its title like said before. And it has some huge misstakes like She Couldn't Make It On Her Own, weak delivery on some tracks and lyrically not on point. But it is what it is, Cube makes music because he likes to, not to satisfy everyone. He stays true to himself and that's important to me. It's not easy to stay original and relevant after so many years, so for me, I just enjoy what he delivers.

I wouldn't call this original or relevant

All I'm saying is negativity shouldn't overrule positivity.

This is a thread to discuss an album, one which most people feel is weak. Are we supposed to be giving weak albums props now? What is the point of discussing albums if all we are doing is praising every album regardless of quality? It would take away from the great music that actually deserves praise.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: GfUnKLBC on September 28, 2010, 02:45:35 PM
v. poor album

disspointed men
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: MR X To Tha Z on September 28, 2010, 03:11:03 PM
http://www.mediafire.com/?cty42boqrajzr6e
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: shu on September 28, 2010, 03:20:53 PM
you got man vs machine too ?
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Matty on September 28, 2010, 03:23:14 PM
http://www.mediafire.com/?cty42boqrajzr6e

props!!! wow, now this is dope 8)
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Young Old Head on September 28, 2010, 03:24:33 PM
http://www.mediafire.com/?cty42boqrajzr6e

+1

what about man vs machine 8)
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: MR X To Tha Z on September 28, 2010, 03:40:50 PM
you got man vs machine too ?
nah haven't got it, this is the link from locksmith's twitter!
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: TRG on September 28, 2010, 04:25:07 PM
http://www.mediafire.com/?cty42boqrajzr6e

+1

who got the other one
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: BG Rapsodie on September 28, 2010, 05:06:24 PM
You exaggerate.

Don't get me wrong, I don't think the album is good, I haven't said that.
The album as a whole is pretty average to me, but I can look through it and light out the positive points so I can enjoy it for what it is.
I actually ment he's not original anymore and neither so relevant but he keeps coming with some dope music, altho it's going downwards. You shouldn't give a weak album props but alot comments are based on dissapointments. That doesn't mean it's wack. It's neither good, but all I'm saying is you shouldn't focus on the weaknesses of the album but start with the positive things.

Most of y'all are just negative.

Or its just not a good album. Why be all positive about a disappointment?

For me, I first look at the positive things on the album.
It has a couple dope songs on it I can enjoy (Life In California, Too West Coast, I Rep That West, Drink The Kool-Aid, No Country For Young Men, Hood Robbin', Nothin' Like LA & Fat Cat)

A couple decent songs on an album doesn't make the album good.

Of course, all in all this album doesn't represent its title like said before. And it has some huge misstakes like She Couldn't Make It On Her Own, weak delivery on some tracks and lyrically not on point. But it is what it is, Cube makes music because he likes to, not to satisfy everyone. He stays true to himself and that's important to me. It's not easy to stay original and relevant after so many years, so for me, I just enjoy what he delivers.

I wouldn't call this original or relevant

All I'm saying is negativity shouldn't overrule positivity.

This is a thread to discuss an album, one which most people feel is weak. Are we supposed to be giving weak albums props now? What is the point of discussing albums if all we are doing is praising every album regardless of quality? It would take away from the great music that actually deserves praise.

I listen to Cube because I expect above average shit. If this were some random no-name rapper, I wouldn't care. Hell, I probably wouldn't even listen to it. But its because its Cube, the legend, with a classic catalog, that I'm disappointed. Why should I bother checking for rappers who release averaqe or mediocre material? The reason we are all Cube fans is because he's released some classic shit over the years. So when he releases his worst album so far I think we as fans have a right to be disappointed and voice that disappointment. If we accept mediocre music from rappers who are capable of more, what incentive will they have to be the best they can be?

Some of y'all on here will defend a rapper to the death, no matter what they put out. Which I think is pretty funny. I don't even consider those people real fans. I become a fan of rappers based on the music they put out, not on some imaginary relationship I form with them where I feel the need to ride or die for them.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Blasphemy on September 28, 2010, 06:29:46 PM
http://www.mediafire.com/?cty42boqrajzr6e

+1

who got the other one
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: SAINTX111 on September 28, 2010, 06:33:37 PM
The album is really mediocre, which is a shame. I had high hopes for this album  :-\


Yeah. All the hype of Dr. Dre production and DJ Quik as well; all to be retracted right before the album drops. LAME. I would've gladly waited for that. Instead we get delay after delay for a mediocre album with nothing at all really. Ice Cube was dope. Too bad its past tense. He should've stayed signed to Aftermath. We probably would've gotten the dopest Ice Cube album ever made.

If he stayed or even signed for that matter on Aftermath, we still would be waiting on a album.


I'd rather keep waiting than have this garbage, wouldn't you? At least when it DID come out, it would be fucking sick.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 28, 2010, 06:34:14 PM
Pros Vs Joes the end of the first verse is definitely directed at Glasses. I am loving this track.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 28, 2010, 06:37:18 PM
The album is really mediocre, which is a shame. I had high hopes for this album  :-\


Yeah. All the hype of Dr. Dre production and DJ Quik as well; all to be retracted right before the album drops. LAME. I would've gladly waited for that. Instead we get delay after delay for a mediocre album with nothing at all really. Ice Cube was dope. Too bad its past tense. He should've stayed signed to Aftermath. We probably would've gotten the dopest Ice Cube album ever made.

If he stayed or even signed for that matter on Aftermath, we still would be waiting on a album.


I'd rather keep waiting than have this garbage, wouldn't you? At least when it DID come out, it would be fucking sick.

This is his 3rd indie album and when he was rumored to sign to Aftermath, Dre was still working on Detox damn near. 2 solid albums and one ehh one for me. Cube does not need Dre to help him put out albums. Yeah them working together would be nice but we all seen where that goes.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: K-MACC on September 28, 2010, 08:23:46 PM
http://www.mediafire.com/?cty42boqrajzr6e

+1

who got the other one
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: MR X To Tha Z on September 28, 2010, 09:40:19 PM
http://www.mediafire.com/?cty42boqrajzr6e

+1

who got the other one
http://www.mediafire.com/?j9kz73bn45w2eo8
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Matty on September 28, 2010, 10:20:47 PM
http://www.mediafire.com/?cty42boqrajzr6e

+1

who got the other one
http://www.mediafire.com/?j9kz73bn45w2eo8

wow this one is great too! wonder who did the beat :o 8)
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 28, 2010, 10:36:16 PM
http://www.mediafire.com/?cty42boqrajzr6e

+1

who got the other one
http://www.mediafire.com/?j9kz73bn45w2eo8

wow this one is great too! wonder who did the beat :o 8)

Not sure but I agree another dope track as well. Add these 2 and delete some of the more ehh tracks and it makes a difference lol
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Raiders4Life on September 28, 2010, 10:40:55 PM
wow this one is great too! wonder who did the beat :o 8)

According to Wikipedia... DJ Quik.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: TRG on September 28, 2010, 10:49:45 PM
http://www.mediafire.com/?cty42boqrajzr6e

+1

who got the other one
http://www.mediafire.com/?j9kz73bn45w2eo8

another +1 !
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Matty on September 28, 2010, 10:54:13 PM
wow this one is great too! wonder who did the beat :o 8)

According to Wikipedia... DJ Quik.

i'd be dubious about that...but its got a lot of nice elements....pro production whoever did it...
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Trizzle on September 29, 2010, 03:47:35 AM
Cube must shoot video for Hood Robbin' fo real,  best track from Cd imo
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Dre-Day on September 29, 2010, 05:25:10 AM
The album is really mediocre, which is a shame. I had high hopes for this album  :-\


Yeah. All the hype of Dr. Dre production and DJ Quik as well; all to be retracted right before the album drops. LAME. I would've gladly waited for that. Instead we get delay after delay for a mediocre album with nothing at all really. Ice Cube was dope. Too bad its past tense. He should've stayed signed to Aftermath. We probably would've gotten the dopest Ice Cube album ever made.

If he stayed or even signed for that matter on Aftermath, we still would be waiting on a album.


I'd rather keep waiting than have this garbage, wouldn't you? At least when it DID come out, it would be fucking sick.
that's a big IF

wow this one is great too! wonder who did the beat :o 8)

According to Wikipedia... DJ Quik.
like i said in the other topic, Ice Cube stated that he didn't use any quik beats...
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Billooh on September 29, 2010, 06:19:03 AM
This album in total was poor.....

I know that Cube wants to make some banging tracks.... but the productions SUCK'd on the album, besides SIR JINX's "LIFE IN CALIFORNIA", and a few others (the hallway was ok, so was the nothing in L.A.)

Basically, i think cube should hook up together AGAIN with the ORIGINAL LENCH MOB, from the 90's (Sir Jinx, Chilly Chill, J-dee, Yo-Yo, K-Dee, Del etc etc.....) IMO. he should get some more productions from his former group producers Sir Jinx & Chilly Chill... their productions are banging.... just look at Life in California....... Am i right????????

WHAT YOU THINK ????
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: morbidenigma on September 29, 2010, 10:19:23 AM
anyone got this is CDQ ?

http://www.zshare.net/audio/80926093ecb3ed30/
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Matty on September 29, 2010, 10:35:51 AM
anyone got this is CDQ ?

http://www.zshare.net/audio/80926093ecb3ed30/

already been posted in this thread.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: darqawa on September 29, 2010, 10:47:11 AM
This album in total was poor.....

I know that Cube wants to make some banging tracks.... but the productions SUCK'd on the album, besides SIR JINX's "LIFE IN CALIFORNIA", and a few others (the hallway was ok, so was the nothing in L.A.)

Basically, i think cube should hook up together AGAIN with the ORIGINAL LENCH MOB, from the 90's (Sir Jinx, Chilly Chill, J-dee, Yo-Yo, K-Dee, Del etc etc.....) IMO. he should get some more productions from his former group producers Sir Jinx & Chilly Chill... their productions are banging.... just look at Life in California....... Am i right????????

WHAT YOU THINK ????

I remeber one interview CUBE did, he said most the Lench Mob is done they ain't got it no more and that was years ago.  I am not sure how many would work with him again.  Obviously Jinx.  The best beat IMO, as well as lyrics/flow/content is No Country For Young Men. Too West had a similar beat to g Shit from Dub C.  I'm not hatin on Cube but I was expecting a bangin album since it was called "I am the West" and its CUBE.  Imma give Raw Fotage a listen again cuz I didn't feel it when it came out.  Never Know  8)
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: B.A. on September 29, 2010, 03:06:28 PM
Has anyone been able to buy the actual cd with Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine on it? I went last night to Best Buy expecting the cd they were selling to include the bonus tracks but it only had the original 16 tracks. I then went to Zia Records (a local record shop) and they also only had the cd with the original 16 tracks. So I didn't end up buying anything, I'm holding off until I can buy the album with the bonus tracks included. I know you can download the tracks from Itunes and probably Amazon but I wanted them on the actual cd if that's possible. Anybody got any info on this? Thanks.

By the way I checked out Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine and I think if they would have left out the 5 or so south-style songs and added in these two in their place it would have made for a better album; I intend to make my own version of I Am The West as soon as I buy it.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 29, 2010, 04:03:53 PM
Has anyone been able to buy the actual cd with Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine on it? I went last night to Best Buy expecting the cd they were selling to include the bonus tracks but it only had the original 16 tracks. I then went to Zia Records (a local record shop) and they also only had the cd with the original 16 tracks. So I didn't end up buying anything, I'm holding off until I can buy the album with the bonus tracks included. I know you can download the tracks from Itunes and probably Amazon but I wanted them on the actual cd if that's possible. Anybody got any info on this? Thanks.

By the way I checked out Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine and I think if they would have left out the 5 or so south-style songs and added in these two in their place it would have made for a better album; I intend to make my own version of I Am The West as soon as I buy it.

Those 2 tracks are only on I-Tunes
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Black Friday on September 29, 2010, 05:01:51 PM
Just gave this a listen and I'm definitely disappointed...has a few dope tracks but overall I expect a lot more from Cube.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: J-FUNKTION on September 29, 2010, 05:10:53 PM
heard the bonus tracks...the one by ea ski coulda gave the album a just bit more juice..shit is dope..

the one by quik though...lol wouldnt have changed a damn thing...shit is awful and the beat is dissapointing...generic as hell...theres plenty tracks on the album tighter than that one..really did sound like a leftover..

either way...props to cube...i bought it yesterday....but next one gotta step it up a bit homie....
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: B.A. on September 29, 2010, 07:52:58 PM
Has anyone been able to buy the actual cd with Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine on it? I went last night to Best Buy expecting the cd they were selling to include the bonus tracks but it only had the original 16 tracks. I then went to Zia Records (a local record shop) and they also only had the cd with the original 16 tracks. So I didn't end up buying anything, I'm holding off until I can buy the album with the bonus tracks included. I know you can download the tracks from Itunes and probably Amazon but I wanted them on the actual cd if that's possible. Anybody got any info on this? Thanks.

By the way I checked out Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine and I think if they would have left out the 5 or so south-style songs and added in these two in their place it would have made for a better album; I intend to make my own version of I Am The West as soon as I buy it.

Those 2 tracks are only on I-Tunes

Damn! I guess I just have to buy the cd as it is and buy the Itunes bonus tracks separately. They better not decide to release a collector edition cd in the near future with the bonus tracks included, that would be messed up.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Laconic on September 29, 2010, 08:12:14 PM
Has anyone been able to buy the actual cd with Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine on it? I went last night to Best Buy expecting the cd they were selling to include the bonus tracks but it only had the original 16 tracks. I then went to Zia Records (a local record shop) and they also only had the cd with the original 16 tracks. So I didn't end up buying anything, I'm holding off until I can buy the album with the bonus tracks included. I know you can download the tracks from Itunes and probably Amazon but I wanted them on the actual cd if that's possible. Anybody got any info on this? Thanks.

By the way I checked out Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine and I think if they would have left out the 5 or so south-style songs and added in these two in their place it would have made for a better album; I intend to make my own version of I Am The West as soon as I buy it.

Those 2 tracks are only on I-Tunes

Damn! I guess I just have to buy the cd as it is and buy the Itunes bonus tracks separately. They better not decide to release a collector edition cd in the near future with the bonus tracks included, that would be messed up.

Just a heads up...you cannot buy the ITunes bonus tracks alone. You must purchase the entire album to obtain them.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Billooh on September 29, 2010, 10:51:10 PM
This album in total was poor.....

I know that Cube wants to make some banging tracks.... but the productions SUCK'd on the album, besides SIR JINX's "LIFE IN CALIFORNIA", and a few others (the hallway was ok, so was the nothing in L.A.)

Basically, i think cube should hook up together AGAIN with the ORIGINAL LENCH MOB, from the 90's (Sir Jinx, Chilly Chill, J-dee, Yo-Yo, K-Dee, Del etc etc.....) IMO. he should get some more productions from his former group producers Sir Jinx & Chilly Chill... their productions are banging.... just look at Life in California....... Am i right????????

WHAT YOU THINK ????

I remeber one interview CUBE did, he said most the Lench Mob is done they ain't got it no more and that was years ago.  I am not sure how many would work with him again.  Obviously Jinx.  The best beat IMO, as well as lyrics/flow/content is No Country For Young Men. Too West had a similar beat to g Shit from Dub C.  I'm not hatin on Cube but I was expecting a bangin album since it was called "I am the West" and its CUBE.  Imma give Raw Fotage a listen again cuz I didn't feel it when it came out.  Never Know  8)

Yeah i know, they had some problems i think... i read on a lot of interviews that cube never paid them for their work, and therefor they didn't want to work with him or something........ but then another interview i heard that cube said he was cool with everyone of them again now..

And about the album and cube.... Cube is a legend in this hip/Hop & Rap, and when he turns out with an album called "I AM THE WEST" i defently expected more tracks just like the "LIFE IN CALIFORNIA"... the "NOTHING LIKE L.A." ..........   I don't know why Cube wouldn't like to hook up with Scott Storch or some other big producers again........ "Why We Thugs" were off the hook??!!!
But i know all of you expected a lot more when you hear the Title of the Album and when you hear that it's Cube making it.


BUT now let's be positive, I AM THE WEST has some good tracks: Life in California, Nothing like LA, I Rep That West, Hood Robbin.

i aint hating on cube, im a fan, i like his work, i just expected more west coast album!
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Si-Chiggedy on September 30, 2010, 03:45:47 AM
Scrap "Soul On Ice", change the chorus on "Urbanian" (Google me bitch wtf?!), Cut the annoying sample on "No Country for Young Men", new chorus for "Life In California" a different flow in Cube's verse, exchange "All Day Every Day" and "It Is What It Is" with "Pros vs. Joes" and "Man vs. Machine", change the order of the tracks and you got a pretty cool album. But in this way it's just average WITH the bonus tracks.

"Y'all Know Who I Am" grew a bit on me though...
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: BuddyRoe on September 30, 2010, 08:58:34 AM
I just downlaoded this album. I am going to have to check this out. I don't believe he dropped an album, without major demand for it. Hope he didnt got wood like DORROUGH did the first week with 5k being sold the 1st week!
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: StrEiht Up Menace on September 30, 2010, 09:41:19 AM
I just downlaoded this album. I am going to have to check this out. I don't believe he dropped an album, without major demand for it. Hope he didnt got wood like DORROUGH did the first week with 5k being sold the 1st week!
my advice to u is to delete it now and format ur harddrive
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: BG Rapsodie on September 30, 2010, 11:26:53 AM
I can't imagine this album doing very well. It isn't being received well and it doesn't have a big single for it like Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Dre-Day on September 30, 2010, 01:14:27 PM
Has anyone been able to buy the actual cd with Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine on it? I went last night to Best Buy expecting the cd they were selling to include the bonus tracks but it only had the original 16 tracks. I then went to Zia Records (a local record shop) and they also only had the cd with the original 16 tracks. So I didn't end up buying anything, I'm holding off until I can buy the album with the bonus tracks included. I know you can download the tracks from Itunes and probably Amazon but I wanted them on the actual cd if that's possible. Anybody got any info on this? Thanks.

By the way I checked out Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine and I think if they would have left out the 5 or so south-style songs and added in these two in their place it would have made for a better album; I intend to make my own version of I Am The West as soon as I buy it.

Those 2 tracks are only on I-Tunes

Damn! I guess I just have to buy the cd as it is and buy the Itunes bonus tracks separately. They better not decide to release a collector edition cd in the near future with the bonus tracks included, that would be messed up.

Just a heads up...you cannot buy the ITunes bonus tracks alone. You must purchase the entire album to obtain them.
lol what a great marketing strategy
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 30, 2010, 01:43:20 PM
I can't imagine this album doing very well. It isn't being received well and it doesn't have a big single for it like Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It.

hitsdailydouble predicts it will be around 24-27k sold 1st week. I know Cube said something on twitter that a large majority of Target stores did not even recieve copies of the album.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: DJ ACE CAPONE on September 30, 2010, 02:01:54 PM
I got the album & played it for one day & never put it back on. I don't know what happened.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Brown Guy on September 30, 2010, 02:52:06 PM
I must be krazy but I liked the album. It is what it is!
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Laconic on September 30, 2010, 03:42:06 PM
I must be krazy but I liked the album. It is what it is!

I like it as well although I could do without 4 tracks and then add the bonus cuts in their place.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on September 30, 2010, 04:01:27 PM
I must be krazy but I liked the album. It is what it is!

I like it as well although I could do without 4 tracks and then add the bonus cuts in their place.

It's starting to grow on me a little bit. Definitely a bass chaser in a proper system, southern beats or not LMAO
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Si-Chiggedy on September 30, 2010, 06:14:23 PM
I must be krazy but I liked the album. It is what it is!

I like it as well although I could do without 4 tracks and then add the bonus cuts in their place.

It's starting to grow on me a little bit. Definitely a bass chaser in a proper system, southern beats or not LMAO

Well, without this significantl title it wouldn't be a big deal anyway.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Stashh on September 30, 2010, 06:31:43 PM
cube fell off so much hes career finished
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Blasphemy on September 30, 2010, 06:47:12 PM
Has anyone been able to buy the actual cd with Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine on it? I went last night to Best Buy expecting the cd they were selling to include the bonus tracks but it only had the original 16 tracks. I then went to Zia Records (a local record shop) and they also only had the cd with the original 16 tracks. So I didn't end up buying anything, I'm holding off until I can buy the album with the bonus tracks included. I know you can download the tracks from Itunes and probably Amazon but I wanted them on the actual cd if that's possible. Anybody got any info on this? Thanks.

By the way I checked out Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine and I think if they would have left out the 5 or so south-style songs and added in these two in their place it would have made for a better album; I intend to make my own version of I Am The West as soon as I buy it.

Those 2 tracks are only on I-Tunes

Damn! I guess I just have to buy the cd as it is and buy the Itunes bonus tracks separately. They better not decide to release a collector edition cd in the near future with the bonus tracks included, that would be messed up.

Just a heads up...you cannot buy the ITunes bonus tracks alone. You must purchase the entire album to obtain them.
lol what a great marketing strategy

Wow, Ice Cube went out like a bitch niggaz imo. Yeah that's a perfect business movie also, I'm not gonna lie, is it fair? hell no.  lol oh well I got the 2 tracks, and I getting my copy 2morrow
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: doggfather on October 01, 2010, 12:02:51 AM
After 4 vid of this record (i rep that west, drink the kool-aid she couldn't ya all know) and we waitin for too west coast I think from this record there will be an og version, like LNCL.
I'm gonna waitin with the buyin.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: BG Rapsodie on October 01, 2010, 12:52:22 AM
Has anyone been able to buy the actual cd with Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine on it? I went last night to Best Buy expecting the cd they were selling to include the bonus tracks but it only had the original 16 tracks. I then went to Zia Records (a local record shop) and they also only had the cd with the original 16 tracks. So I didn't end up buying anything, I'm holding off until I can buy the album with the bonus tracks included. I know you can download the tracks from Itunes and probably Amazon but I wanted them on the actual cd if that's possible. Anybody got any info on this? Thanks.

By the way I checked out Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine and I think if they would have left out the 5 or so south-style songs and added in these two in their place it would have made for a better album; I intend to make my own version of I Am The West as soon as I buy it.

Those 2 tracks are only on I-Tunes

Damn! I guess I just have to buy the cd as it is and buy the Itunes bonus tracks separately. They better not decide to release a collector edition cd in the near future with the bonus tracks included, that would be messed up.

Just a heads up...you cannot buy the ITunes bonus tracks alone. You must purchase the entire album to obtain them.
lol what a great marketing strategy

This is nothing new. This has been practically the case with every album released in the last couple of years. His last two albums had iTunes bonus tracks as well. Apparently no one except me buys physical copies anymore. You would think there would be some kind of reward for actually going to the record store and picking up the album, instead of missing out on songs.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: westside159 on October 01, 2010, 08:05:45 AM
this album isnt very good . cube dissapointed me  maybe next go .

Hood robbin is playable tho
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on October 01, 2010, 08:09:26 AM
Has anyone been able to buy the actual cd with Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine on it? I went last night to Best Buy expecting the cd they were selling to include the bonus tracks but it only had the original 16 tracks. I then went to Zia Records (a local record shop) and they also only had the cd with the original 16 tracks. So I didn't end up buying anything, I'm holding off until I can buy the album with the bonus tracks included. I know you can download the tracks from Itunes and probably Amazon but I wanted them on the actual cd if that's possible. Anybody got any info on this? Thanks.

By the way I checked out Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine and I think if they would have left out the 5 or so south-style songs and added in these two in their place it would have made for a better album; I intend to make my own version of I Am The West as soon as I buy it.

Those 2 tracks are only on I-Tunes

Damn! I guess I just have to buy the cd as it is and buy the Itunes bonus tracks separately. They better not decide to release a collector edition cd in the near future with the bonus tracks included, that would be messed up.

Just a heads up...you cannot buy the ITunes bonus tracks alone. You must purchase the entire album to obtain them.
lol what a great marketing strategy

This is nothing new. This has been practically the case with every album released in the last couple of years. His last two albums had iTunes bonus tracks as well. Apparently no one except me buys physical copies anymore. You would think there would be some kind of reward for actually going to the record store and picking up the album, instead of missing out on songs.

His last 2 albums the bonus tracks were through Best Buy and Target. LNCL had 4, 2 only Best Buy sold and the other 2 Target sold. Raw Footage had 3 and those were available at Best Buy. This is the first album I can remember from him that his bonus tracks were exclusively on ITunes. Sign of the times I guess.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: BG Rapsodie on October 01, 2010, 08:22:35 AM
Has anyone been able to buy the actual cd with Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine on it? I went last night to Best Buy expecting the cd they were selling to include the bonus tracks but it only had the original 16 tracks. I then went to Zia Records (a local record shop) and they also only had the cd with the original 16 tracks. So I didn't end up buying anything, I'm holding off until I can buy the album with the bonus tracks included. I know you can download the tracks from Itunes and probably Amazon but I wanted them on the actual cd if that's possible. Anybody got any info on this? Thanks.

By the way I checked out Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine and I think if they would have left out the 5 or so south-style songs and added in these two in their place it would have made for a better album; I intend to make my own version of I Am The West as soon as I buy it.

Those 2 tracks are only on I-Tunes

Damn! I guess I just have to buy the cd as it is and buy the Itunes bonus tracks separately. They better not decide to release a collector edition cd in the near future with the bonus tracks included, that would be messed up.

Just a heads up...you cannot buy the ITunes bonus tracks alone. You must purchase the entire album to obtain them.
lol what a great marketing strategy

This is nothing new. This has been practically the case with every album released in the last couple of years. His last two albums had iTunes bonus tracks as well. Apparently no one except me buys physical copies anymore. You would think there would be some kind of reward for actually going to the record store and picking up the album, instead of missing out on songs.

His last 2 albums the bonus tracks were through Best Buy and Target. LNCL had 4, 2 only Best Buy sold and the other 2 Target sold. Raw Footage had 3 and those were available at Best Buy. This is the first album I can remember from him that his bonus tracks were exclusively on ITunes. Sign of the times I guess.

According to wikipedia, both LNCL and Raw Footage had itunes bonus tracks. Not that I would actually go to any of these stores to verify this.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on October 01, 2010, 08:31:26 AM
Has anyone been able to buy the actual cd with Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine on it? I went last night to Best Buy expecting the cd they were selling to include the bonus tracks but it only had the original 16 tracks. I then went to Zia Records (a local record shop) and they also only had the cd with the original 16 tracks. So I didn't end up buying anything, I'm holding off until I can buy the album with the bonus tracks included. I know you can download the tracks from Itunes and probably Amazon but I wanted them on the actual cd if that's possible. Anybody got any info on this? Thanks.

By the way I checked out Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine and I think if they would have left out the 5 or so south-style songs and added in these two in their place it would have made for a better album; I intend to make my own version of I Am The West as soon as I buy it.

Those 2 tracks are only on I-Tunes

Damn! I guess I just have to buy the cd as it is and buy the Itunes bonus tracks separately. They better not decide to release a collector edition cd in the near future with the bonus tracks included, that would be messed up.

Just a heads up...you cannot buy the ITunes bonus tracks alone. You must purchase the entire album to obtain them.
lol what a great marketing strategy

This is nothing new. This has been practically the case with every album released in the last couple of years. His last two albums had iTunes bonus tracks as well. Apparently no one except me buys physical copies anymore. You would think there would be some kind of reward for actually going to the record store and picking up the album, instead of missing out on songs.

His last 2 albums the bonus tracks were through Best Buy and Target. LNCL had 4, 2 only Best Buy sold and the other 2 Target sold. Raw Footage had 3 and those were available at Best Buy. This is the first album I can remember from him that his bonus tracks were exclusively on ITunes. Sign of the times I guess.

According to wikipedia, both LNCL and Raw Footage had itunes bonus tracks. Not that I would actually go to any of these stores to verify this.

LNCL had Pockets Stay Fat. Raw Footage had Believe It Or Not. My bad, but yeah normally he would offer bonus tracks with a hard copy purchase from one of those 2 outlets.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Dre-Day on October 01, 2010, 10:17:35 AM
Has anyone been able to buy the actual cd with Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine on it? I went last night to Best Buy expecting the cd they were selling to include the bonus tracks but it only had the original 16 tracks. I then went to Zia Records (a local record shop) and they also only had the cd with the original 16 tracks. So I didn't end up buying anything, I'm holding off until I can buy the album with the bonus tracks included. I know you can download the tracks from Itunes and probably Amazon but I wanted them on the actual cd if that's possible. Anybody got any info on this? Thanks.

By the way I checked out Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine and I think if they would have left out the 5 or so south-style songs and added in these two in their place it would have made for a better album; I intend to make my own version of I Am The West as soon as I buy it.

Those 2 tracks are only on I-Tunes

Damn! I guess I just have to buy the cd as it is and buy the Itunes bonus tracks separately. They better not decide to release a collector edition cd in the near future with the bonus tracks included, that would be messed up.

Just a heads up...you cannot buy the ITunes bonus tracks alone. You must purchase the entire album to obtain them.
lol what a great marketing strategy

This is nothing new. This has been practically the case with every album released in the last couple of years. His last two albums had iTunes bonus tracks as well. Apparently no one except me buys physical copies anymore. You would think there would be some kind of reward for actually going to the record store and picking up the album, instead of missing out on songs.
well normally you can buy the bonus tracks separately, but according to Laconic you have to buy the whole album first, so that's new to me
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: BG Rapsodie on October 01, 2010, 11:30:54 AM
Has anyone been able to buy the actual cd with Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine on it? I went last night to Best Buy expecting the cd they were selling to include the bonus tracks but it only had the original 16 tracks. I then went to Zia Records (a local record shop) and they also only had the cd with the original 16 tracks. So I didn't end up buying anything, I'm holding off until I can buy the album with the bonus tracks included. I know you can download the tracks from Itunes and probably Amazon but I wanted them on the actual cd if that's possible. Anybody got any info on this? Thanks.

By the way I checked out Pros vs. Joes and Man vs. Machine and I think if they would have left out the 5 or so south-style songs and added in these two in their place it would have made for a better album; I intend to make my own version of I Am The West as soon as I buy it.

Those 2 tracks are only on I-Tunes

Damn! I guess I just have to buy the cd as it is and buy the Itunes bonus tracks separately. They better not decide to release a collector edition cd in the near future with the bonus tracks included, that would be messed up.

Just a heads up...you cannot buy the ITunes bonus tracks alone. You must purchase the entire album to obtain them.
lol what a great marketing strategy

This is nothing new. This has been practically the case with every album released in the last couple of years. His last two albums had iTunes bonus tracks as well. Apparently no one except me buys physical copies anymore. You would think there would be some kind of reward for actually going to the record store and picking up the album, instead of missing out on songs.
well normally you can buy the bonus tracks separately, but according to Laconic you have to buy the whole album first, so that's new to me

umm nope that's always been the case. For both LNCL and Raw Footage the bonus tracks only come along with the album. That's why its called a "bonus" track. Its a bonus in addition to buying the album.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Blasphemy on October 01, 2010, 02:49:14 PM
^Literally the first time I heard about something like that. I have bought Physical copies of LNCL and Raw Footage. (LNCL original not the reissues).

Isn't the entire point of Digital stores to get the tracks u want. That defeats part of the purpose imo.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Stashh on October 01, 2010, 02:53:42 PM
cube old ass need to retire
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: BG Rapsodie on October 01, 2010, 04:13:25 PM
^Literally the first time I heard about something like that. I have bought Physical copies of LNCL and Raw Footage. (LNCL original not the reissues).

Isn't the entire point of Digital stores to get the tracks u want. That defeats part of the purpose imo.

If most people are only buying a couple songs off itunes it kills albums sales. I don't know if including bonus tracks actually works but presumably its to get more people to buy the whole album.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: J$crILLa on October 02, 2010, 01:24:55 AM
ok album but his last 2 were better

and i will put sir lucious left foot and revenue retreivin and 100 wayz ahead of this
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: rhythmalism on October 02, 2010, 03:24:25 AM
'Too West Coast' is fuckin crazy. Almost broke my neck bobbing my head to that shit, Damn.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: YSH on October 02, 2010, 04:59:10 AM
urbanian was weird i like this
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: titoveli on October 02, 2010, 03:12:01 PM
ice cube interview on OCR
http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=256242.0
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: dammaged7 on October 03, 2010, 04:46:44 AM
I will only buy this album because to add to all my original Ice cube LPs...
other wise i give it 5/10

Really dissapointed overall, sounds like alot of Raw Footage "left overs" for some reason. alot of the wack songs are only 2minutes, and of course wack, so it feels incomplete. the album is only 50 minutes long.
i know it will take time but album will grow on me, was playing it at gym  and in car.
I think album sounds better if you have a good sound system with Sub-woofers, then it has a better feel to it.

Best Songs
1. Hood Robbin
2. No country for Young men
3. Rep that Wesrt
4. Drink the Kool Aid
5. Nothing like LA

Ok Songs
1. Soul on Ice
2. Living in California
3. Fat Cat
4. Too west Coast
5. She couldnt make it on her own ( the beat has really grown on me)

Trash songs
1. Urbanian
2. you all know who i am
3. it is what it is
4. your monehy or your life (what is with the xmas themes beat)
5. allday every day (another xmas beat)

as u can see the best songs actually have west coast beats, whereas the rest have southern beats.

anyway, i would give this album 5/10, cos its incomplete and In my honest opinion, i will say it is his weakest effort to date.

p.s eve nteh itunes songs are 2 minutes long.

i think his next album needs more features like Mc ren and Mack 10
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: UKnowWhatItIs: welcome to my traps....game over on October 03, 2010, 10:03:06 AM
So why couldn't he make the CD all west coast, it's not like the album is gonna sell more with the southern sounding beats.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Billooh on October 03, 2010, 12:36:57 PM
I will only buy this album because to add to all my original Ice cube LPs...
other wise i give it 5/10

Really dissapointed overall, sounds like alot of Raw Footage "left overs" for some reason. alot of the wack songs are only 2minutes, and of course wack, so it feels incomplete. the album is only 50 minutes long.
i know it will take time but album will grow on me, was playing it at gym  and in car.
I think album sounds better if you have a good sound system with Sub-woofers, then it has a better feel to it.

Best Songs
1. Hood Robbin
2. No country for Young men
3. Rep that Wesrt
4. Drink the Kool Aid
5. Nothing like LA

Ok Songs
1. Soul on Ice
2. Living in California
3. Fat Cat
4. Too west Coast
5. She couldnt make it on her own ( the beat has really grown on me)

Trash songs
1. Urbanian
2. you all know who i am
3. it is what it is
4. your monehy or your life (what is with the xmas themes beat)
5. allday every day (another xmas beat)

as u can see the best songs actually have west coast beats, whereas the rest have southern beats.

anyway, i would give this album 5/10, cos its incomplete and In my honest opinion, i will say it is his weakest effort to date.

p.s eve nteh itunes songs are 2 minutes long.

i think his next album needs more features like Mc ren and Mack 10

ok i can ALMOST agree 100% with you, and you got a lot real talk at there! +1 for that

Buuuut... LIFE IN CALIFORNIA should be replaced with DRINK THE KOOL AID.... seriously... LIFE I CALIFORNIA is the most WESTCOAST track on the album ?

and Dmnnnnnnnn You're right on that one.......... THIS ALBUM needs Mack10 on it, and XZIBIT and some more Sir Jinx / Chilly Chill produced tracks!! and that is so true...

Cube gotta hook up with better producers! :)
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Cey_Cey on October 04, 2010, 02:32:55 PM
best songs are

your money or your life (classic west coast shit that we miss, i don't understand how someone can call it trash)
soul on ince
hood robbin
too west coast
i rep that west

good songs are

life in california
fat cat
no country for young men
nothing like l.a.
drink the kool aid (reminds me nwa days!!!)

under average songs are

urbanian
all day every day
she couldn't make it on her own
it is what it is
y'all know who i am
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: West Coast Veteran on October 04, 2010, 02:40:28 PM
I AM THE SOUTH  >:(
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: BigNeckBone on October 05, 2010, 08:28:43 AM
A little late but I just copped the album. After this reply I will throw the CD in the player. BTW it was the last copy in the store already.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Lucifuge on October 05, 2010, 09:44:13 AM
wack ass album. only 3 tracks i feel ???
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: D-Nice on October 05, 2010, 09:49:17 AM
So why couldn't he make the CD all west coast, it's not like the album is gonna sell more with the southern sounding beats.

True. Well from the interviews Cube did with Skee TV during the video shoots for the songs, I really think he went with the producers "in awe" of him. Translation- probably free beats for one of their favorite artists. Defnitely that is the case with Bangladesh. I honestly think he had no backup plan after he did not work with Dre. I think Dre would have easily had multiple tracks on this album.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: darqawa on October 05, 2010, 11:17:20 AM
I agreed almost completely with dammaged7.  If you remove Cube's whack sons on She couldnt make it on her own, I'd feel it a lot more.  I like the beat and Cube's verse.  Dub C and Maylay could have put it down on that beat IMO.  Album still hasn't grown on me.  Puttin Lethal Injection on repeat. 8)
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: Portugoal on October 05, 2010, 11:40:03 AM
So why couldn't he make the CD all west coast, it's not like the album is gonna sell more with the southern sounding beats.

True. Well from the interviews Cube did with Skee TV during the video shoots for the songs, I really think he went with the producers "in awe" of him. Translation- probably free beats for one of their favorite artists. Defnitely that is the case with Bangladesh. I honestly think he had no backup plan after he did not work with Dre. I think Dre would have easily had multiple tracks on this album.

I think that's what many artists do who once had big hit singles. I'm not saying any names, but I think everyone here can think of a few artists who do that.
Title: Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
Post by: KURUPTION-81 on October 05, 2010, 11:49:37 AM
I will only buy this album because to add to all my original Ice cube LPs...
other wise i give it 5/10

Really dissapointed overall, sounds like alot of Raw Footage "left overs" for some reason. alot of the wack songs are only 2minutes, and of course wack, so it feels incomplete. the album is only 50 minutes long.
i know it will take time but album will grow on me, was playing it at gym  and in car.
I think album sounds better if you have a good sound system with Sub-woofers, then it has a better feel to it.

Best Songs
1. Hood Robbin
2. No country for Young men
3. Rep that Wesrt
4. Drink the Kool Aid
5. Nothing like LA

Ok Songs
1. Soul on Ice
2. Living in California
3. Fat Cat
4. Too west Coast
5. She couldnt make it on her own ( the beat has really grown on me)

Trash songs
1. Urbanian
2. you all know who i am
3. it is what it is
4. your monehy or your life (what is with the xmas themes beat)
5. allday every day (another xmas beat)

as u can see the best songs actually have west coast beats, whereas the rest have southern beats.

anyway, i would give this album 5/10, cos its incomplete and In my honest opinion, i will say it is his weakest effort to date.

p.s eve nteh itunes songs are 2 minutes long.

i think his next album needs more features like Mc ren and Mack 10

Not going to happen unless mack 10 "kisses the ring"