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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #126 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!
 

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #128 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.
 


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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #130 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.
 

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #131 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.
 

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #132 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.
 




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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #137 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.
 


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« Reply #139 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...

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #140 on: September 29, 2010, 03:47:35 AM »
Cube must shoot video for Hood Robbin' fo real,  best track from Cd imo
 

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #141 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...

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #142 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????????

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #143 on: September 29, 2010, 10:19:23 AM »
 

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« Reply #144 on: September 29, 2010, 10:35:51 AM »

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« Reply #145 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)
 

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #146 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.
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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #147 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
 

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #148 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.
 

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #149 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....
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