The Predator Explicit Lyrics, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
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Audio, Cassette, Explicit Lyrics, November 17, 1992
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"The Predator" starts with a bang - a brief skit of prisoners being searched before entering prison. The song really sets the tone for the CD, a screed by an angry young man who has been mistreated by society and has to struggle every day with the violence in his community. The CD is also filled with timely references, including the LA riots, the Simi Valley trial of the officers who beat Rodney King, and so on.
The songs are also uniformly excellent, especially "It Was a Good Day" - his biggest hit and arguably best song ever. The song samples the Isley Brother's "Footsteps in the Dark," and has some truly indelible lines. The poignancy of the song is incredibly strong, telling of a young man who considers a day in which he wasn't carjacked, didn't have to use his AK, or didn't knew someone who was killed to be a "good" one. The song is highly evocative of early 90s rap - a true classic. Another highlight is "Check Yo Self" featuring Das EFX, which was a #1 R&B hit and went platinum.
Although much of the music is serious, Ice Cube's clever humor often shows through, such as his reference to Kris Kross's "Jump" on "Gangsta's Fairytale 2" - he also calls Cinderella a "snitch"! Overall, "The Predator" is one of the strongest rap CDs of its era. Ice Cube has obviously gone on to focus on acting, but he leaves behind a strong music legacy, of which "The Predator" is clearly a highlight. Highly recommended.
but now here we are with the vinyl version which you probley will not find at least not for less than fifty bucks, i paid forty for this sealed vinyl copy and after hearing the vinyl advantages i would have paid up to one hundred. the low end is so solid and perfect, the highs are smooth and not all digital sounding.
if you can find this on vinyl dont think twice. its amazing rare experiance.
More than that, most of these tracks are incredibly entertaining - you'll find yourself chanting the lyrics along with him. Classic songs, these will get in your head and stay there.
Just buy this.
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The Ni##a you love to hate ! Definitely a master piece. Some suddle dance hall beats.
I miss the days when hardcores Rappers weren't a bunch of stupid little twatts on bath... Read more
Daaaaaaaammmmmmmm. Boy am I glad I got into Ice Cube. This was the only LP they had at the record store so I gave it a chance. Read morePublished 10 months ago by B-Goody
This is by far my favorite album from Ice Cube. This whole album tells you how much crime and racism goes on in this world.Published 14 months ago by Brett Colbert II