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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #25 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?

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« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2010, 12:45:22 PM »
nice to see cube give a shot out to bad lucc on  yo  $ or yo life
 

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« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2010, 12:59:08 PM »
No wonder Dre wasn't even picking up the phone when Cube was calling him.
 

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« Reply #28 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 ... 
 

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« Reply #29 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.
 

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #30 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.  :-\

 

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #31 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.
 

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #32 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!

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #33 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
 

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #34 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.
 

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2010, 02:05:26 PM »
I agree that "She couldn't" is bad...


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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #36 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
So much style back at it again
 

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #37 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.
 

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« Reply #38 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
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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #39 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  :-\

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« Reply #40 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!
 

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« Reply #41 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

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« Reply #42 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

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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.
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« Reply #43 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.
Cool breeze; I'm hopping out of new Beams
My outfit ran me a few G's but none of that will matter if you leave
I used to be an Adam with two Eves and shawtys automatically do me
Excuse me, all that happened before you doesn't matter
I'm a vision of the future climbing the success ladder
Recline, in the mean time, twenty three shine, diamond bling blind as I rewind
- Banks
 

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #44 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
 

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #45 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.

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« Reply #46 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..
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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #47 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
 

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Re: Ice_Cube-I_Am_The_West-2010 [Discussion Thread]
« Reply #48 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

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« Reply #49 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