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Lethal Injection [Bonus Tracks] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Following the relentless intensity of his early-'90s albums, particularly his post-Rodney King statement, The Predator 1992, Ice Cube reclined a bit and put his rap career on autopilot beginning with Lethal Injection, the last album he would record for five years. Yes, it's a disappointing album, but it's not terrible by any measure. Even if Ice Cube is a little devoid of substance here relative to his rabble-rousing past, he's still a talented rapper, and he has one of the West Coast's premier producers, QDIII, joining him for almost half the album. Unfortunately, much of what made Ice Cube's early-'90s albums so electric -- his thoughtfulness, wit, hostility, energy,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Following the relentless intensity of his early-'90s albums, particularly his post-Rodney King statement, The Predator 1992, Ice Cube reclined a bit and put his rap career on autopilot beginning with Lethal Injection, the last album he would record for five years. Yes, it's a disappointing album, but it's not terrible by any measure. Even if Ice Cube is a little devoid of substance here relative to his rabble-rousing past, he's still a talented rapper, and he has one of the West Coast's premier producers, QDIII, joining him for almost half the album. Unfortunately, much of what made Ice Cube's early-'90s albums so electric -- his thoughtfulness, wit, hostility, energy, and social consciousness -- is sadly in short supply. For compensation, Ice Cube offers a few standout singles, namely "You Know How We Do It" and "Bop Gun One Nation." The former follows the successful template that worked a year earlier with "It Was a Good Day" -- a laid-back G-funk ballad laced with an old-school funk vibe; the latter clocks over 11 minutes, an epic ode to George Clinton's P-Funk legacy. These two songs undoubtedly rank alongside Ice Cube's best work ever. There are a few other songs like "Really Doe" and "Ghetto Bird" that also stand out, but even these songs sound rather lackluster relative to Ice Cube's previous work. He's obviously not interested in making an album as daring and ambitious as The Predator again, and you can't really blame him. After all, Ice Cube had delivered three brilliant albums, and a similarly brilliant EP as well, Kill at Will 1990, in just three years, not to mention his then-burgeoning role as an actor. He deserved a break. But at least he took the time to craft two standout singles that alone make this album worthwhile for fans. [The 2003 reissue of Lethal Injection has four bonus tracks: "What Can I Do? Westside Remix," which is remixed by Laylaw & D-Maq, "What Can I Do? Eastside Remix," which is remixed by Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, Ice Cube's remix of "You Know How We Do It," and "Lil Ass Gee Eerie Gumbo Remix," which is remixed by N.O. Joe Johnson. The disc also has expanded liner notes and a fold-out poster featuring a blown-up image of the album's cover.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/11/2003
  • Label: Priority Records
  • UPC: 724353760229
  • Catalog Number: 37602
  • Sales rank: 42,024

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Shot (Intro) (0:54)
  2. 2 Really Doe (4:28)
  3. 3 Ghetto Bird (3:50)
  4. 4 You Know How We Do It (3:52)
  5. 5 Cave Bitch (4:17)
  6. 6 Bop Gun (One Nation) - George Clinton (11:17)
  7. 7 What Can I Do? (4:39)
  8. 8 Lil Ass Gee (4:04)
  9. 9 Make It Ruff, Make It Smooth - K-Dee (4:23)
  10. 10 Down for Whatever (4:39)
  11. 11 Enemy (4:50)
  12. 12 When I Get to Heaven (5:03)
  13. 13 What Can I Do? (4:27)
  14. 14 What Can I Do? (4:46)
  15. 15 You Know How We Do It (4:23)
  16. 16 Lil Ass Gee (5:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ice Cube Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Ice Cube Producer, Executive Producer, Remixing, Execution
Robby Benson Composer
Al Cleveland Composer
George Clinton Composer
Derrick McDowell Composer, Producer
Ali Shaheed Muhammad Remixing
Brian G. Producer
D-Maq Remixing
Laylaw Producer, Remixing
Sir Jinx Producer
Michelle Azzopardi Art Direction
Big Bass Brian Mastering
Dino Paredes Art Direction
QDIII Composer
Kris Solem Remastering
Mark Copeland Executive Producer
Madness 4 Real Producer
Bryan Kelley Producer
Maggie Magarian Schmidt Art Direction
88X Unit Composer, Producer
Shannon Ward Producer
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