Greatest Hits [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Although the 17-track Greatest Hits covers all phases of Ice Cube's solo career in an extremely balanced fashion, it isn't quite the last word on one of the most seminal figures in hardcore and gangsta rap. It is definitely a worthwhile purchase, since it collects all the best singles from Cube's more uneven latter-day efforts; there are also two new cuts (although "In the Late Night Hour" has a lot of rewritten N.W.A. rhymes) and a couple that have never appeared on an Ice Cube album: the soundtrack contribution "We Be Clubbin'" and the Westside Connection single "Bow Down" (which are nice for collectors but not all that essential). That occasional filler makes it all the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Although the 17-track Greatest Hits covers all phases of Ice Cube's solo career in an extremely balanced fashion, it isn't quite the last word on one of the most seminal figures in hardcore and gangsta rap. It is definitely a worthwhile purchase, since it collects all the best singles from Cube's more uneven latter-day efforts; there are also two new cuts (although "In the Late Night Hour" has a lot of rewritten N.W.A. rhymes) and a couple that have never appeared on an Ice Cube album: the soundtrack contribution "We Be Clubbin'" and the Westside Connection single "Bow Down" (which are nice for collectors but not all that essential). That occasional filler makes it all the more frustrating that the classic "Dead Homiez" is inexcusably nowhere to be found, and that it apparently wasn't possible to license Cube's duet with Dr. Dre on "Natural Born Killaz." Selection issues aside, the singles from the post-Predator era prove that in his best moments, Cube could be a credible radio-crossover artist and keep up with contemporary production trends. As a storyteller (a facet of his work that's underrepresented here), Cube had a knack for keenly observed detail, as evidenced on "Once Upon a Time in the Projects" and his laid-back masterpiece "It Was a Good Day." Still, it doesn't quite add up to a truly classic compilation. Perhaps the problem is that while Greatest Hits is a fine, listenable portrait of Ice Cube the sometime hitmaker and full-time hip-hop celebrity, it doesn't completely capture the provocative, incendiary qualities that made him an icon in the first place (for that, listeners will have to go back to AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted and Death Certificate). For a fully fleshed-out picture of Cube's career, though, Greatest Hits is a very good place to go.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/4/2001
  • Label: Priority Records
  • UPC: 724352909124
  • Catalog Number: 29091
  • Sales rank: 4,156

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pushin' Weight - Mr. Short Khop (4:34)
  2. 2 Check Yo Self (4:15)
  3. 3 We Be Clubbin' (4:46)
  4. 4 $100 Dollar Bill Ya'll (3:39)
  5. 5 Once Upon a Time in the Projects (3:40)
  6. 6 Bow Down (Westside Connection) (3:26)
  7. 7 Hello - Dr. Dre (3:51)
  8. 8 You Can Do It (4:19)
  9. 9 You Know How We Do It (3:52)
  10. 10 It Was a Good Day (4:20)
  11. 11 Bop Gun (One Nation) - George Clinton (4:47)
  12. 12 What Can I Do? (4:24)
  13. 13 My Summer Vacation (3:56)
  14. 14 Steady Mobbin' (4:09)
  15. 15 Jackin' for Beats (2:57)
  16. 16 The Nigga Ya Love to Hate (3:13)
  17. 17 Late Night Hour (3:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ice Cube Primary Artist
Das EFX Track Performer
MC Ren Track Performer
George Clinton Track Performer
Mr. Short Khop Track Performer
Pusha T Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ice Cube Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Walter "Junie" Morrison Composer
Dr. Dre Producer
The Bomb Squad Producer
G. Clinton Jr. Composer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Ronald Isley Composer
Rudolph Isley Composer
DJ Pooh Producer
Garry Shider Composer
Roger Composer
N.O. Joe Producer
D-Maq Remixing
Laylaw Remixing
Sir Jinx Producer
Chilly Chill Producer
QDIII Composer, Producer
Andrew M. Shack Producer
Rockwilder Producer
88X Unit Producer
Boogie Men Producer
Brian Garten Engineer
The Neptunes Producer
Dutch Producer
Mel-Man Composer
Budda Producer
Colin Jahn Art Direction
One Eye Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Hits Evva

    every one is a winna and every body is a losser but most of all i now that i am nun of thouse i am the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ICE CUBE IS STILL AT IT

    I THINK THAT AFTER ALL THESE YEARS AND HIS MANY ALBUMS THAT HE STILL HAS IT PLUS HE IS A GOOD ACTOR TOO. WESTSIDE!!!!!!

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    Posted March 8, 2011

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