Greatest Hits [CD & DVD] [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. [Some copies came with a bonus DVD featuring most of Ice Cube's music videos.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2003
  • Label: Priority Records
  • UPC: 724359055602
  • Catalog Number: 90556

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 (3:26)
  7. 7 Hello - Dr. Dre (3:51)
  8. 8 You Can Do It - Ms. Toi (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 N**** Ya Love to Hate (3:13)
  17. 17 In the Late Night Hour (3:57)
Disc 2
  1. 1 DVD
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ice Cube Primary Artist
Pusha T Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ice Cube Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Ernie Isley Composer
Bernie Worrell Composer
Walter "Junie" Morrison Composer
Chris Jasper Composer
Al Goodman Composer
Dr. Dre Producer
Afrika Bambaataa Composer
Roger Ball Composer
The Bomb Squad Producer
G. Clinton Jr. Composer
E. Fletcher Composer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Marvin Isley Composer
Ronald Isley Composer
Rudolph Isley Composer
J. Johnson Composer
Theodore Life Composer
Jim Pons Composer
DJ Pooh Producer
John Robie Composer
Garry Shider Composer
Roger Composer
Eric Wright Composer
N.O. Joe Producer
D-Maq Remixing
Laylaw Remixing
E. Sadler Composer
Sir Jinx Producer
Melvin Glover Composer
Harry Ray Composer
Chilly Chill Producer
QDIII Composer
Andrew M. Shack Producer
Anna Wheaton Composer
D. Stinson Composer
Andre Young Composer
E. Williams Composer
Rockwilder Producer
D. Rolison Composer
Adam Tinley Producer
Boogie Men Producer
Rick Cousin Composer
Brian Garten Engineer
A. Baker Composer
A. Young Composer
J. Miller Composer
The Neptunes Producer
Chad Hugo Composer
Mel-Man Composer, Producer
Marshall Mathers Composer
L.T. Patterson Composer
O'Shea Jackson Composer
Dutch Producer
Budda Producer
S. A. Anderson Composer
Colin Jahn Art Direction
O.B. Jackson Composer
One Eye Producer
Lorenzo Patterson Composer
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