War & Peace, Vol. 2: The Peace Disc [Explicit Lyrics]

( 9 )

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Brian Coleman
Before he made a mint playing lovable tough guys in Hollywood, Ice Cube was once best known as the brazen frontman for gangsta rap progenitors N.W.A. On WAR & PEACE VOL. 2, the now affable Cube proves he hasn't lost his street cred thanks to tough, no sellout rhyme standards, or his street smarts, judging by some very shrewd collaborations with Dr. Dre, Mack 10, and others. Although his latest doesn't exactly hold up to its literary counterpart, Cube offers 14 hard-hittin' tracks full of "life ain't nothin' but bitches and money" tall tales that will boom in jeeps throughout the summer. Standout tracks include "Hello," which includes shots from ex-NWA brethren Dr. ...
See more details below
CD
$12.02
BN.com price
(Save 14%)$13.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (10) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $9.96   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Brian Coleman
Before he made a mint playing lovable tough guys in Hollywood, Ice Cube was once best known as the brazen frontman for gangsta rap progenitors N.W.A. On WAR & PEACE VOL. 2, the now affable Cube proves he hasn't lost his street cred thanks to tough, no sellout rhyme standards, or his street smarts, judging by some very shrewd collaborations with Dr. Dre, Mack 10, and others. Although his latest doesn't exactly hold up to its literary counterpart, Cube offers 14 hard-hittin' tracks full of "life ain't nothin' but bitches and money" tall tales that will boom in jeeps throughout the summer. Standout tracks include "Hello," which includes shots from ex-NWA brethren Dr. Dre and MC Ren with taut, crisp production by Dre; the comical "You Ain't Gotta Lie Ta Kick It," featuring comedian Chris Rock; and the uplifting "Until We Rich," featuring Krayzie Bone. After all these years in the rap game, it's nice to know we can still count on Ice Cube to deliver that original gangsta flavor.
All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
The second volume of Ice Cube's War & Peace album finds the multi-talented veteran MC evolving beyond a mere gangsta rap artist. Of course, Ice Cube doesn't admit his maturity, starting the album off with an excellent song titled "Hello" featuring MC Ren and Dr. Dre. The Dre-produced song has the ex-NWA members rapping "I started this gangsta ****/and this is the ************ thanks I get?" and reinstating their thug stance. Besides this opening song, Cube also is heard later on the album rapping to "keep in gangsta," yet for as much as Cube flexes about being hard, he has actually evolved into a wiser, more composed artist than the hate-fueled gangsta found on his early albums. Some of the songs on War & Peace, Vol. 2 such as "Record Company Pimpin'" reflect the deep insight he is easily capable of injecting into his lyrics. Unfortunately, for every contemplative moment on this album, there are also plenty of songs such as "Can You Bounce?" and "Hello" that reduce themselves to simple, lucid attempts at hit singles. These songs -- along with the slightly more thought-out, radio-friendly "Until We Rich" -- are wonderful songs, rich in hooks and full of strong beats, but they don't really fit in with the rest of the album. The fact that Ice Cube churned out two albums of content during his lengthy absence from the rap world in the late '90s makes the two volumes of War & Peace overly eclectic. What made albums such as Straight Outta Compton and AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted such strong albums were consistency; Dr. Dre and the Bomb Squad, respectively, were able to map out an overall musical feel for these albums with their signature styles and unique motifs. Instead of having a fully realized sound such as the aforementioned albums, the revolving door of production on War & Peace that includes Dr. Dre, Puff Daddy, and One Eye for One Eye among others makes this album sound very undeceive in terms of style. Cube's rapping sounds great with plenty of ideas that extend outside of simple gangsta motifs and slick rhymes full of wit; however, the constant changes in the album from hook-laden hits to denser, message-filled songs and from stark, minimal beats to up-tempo dance-rap make this a sometimes brilliant yet ultimately spotty, multi-dimensional album that needs more focus.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/21/2000
  • Label: Priority Records
  • UPC: 049925001525
  • Catalog Number: 50015
  • Sales rank: 57,032

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hello - Dr. Dre (3:52)
  2. 2 Pimp Homeo (Insert) (0:35)
  3. 3 You Ain't Gotta Lie (Ta Kick It) - Chris Rock (4:06)
  4. 4 The Gutter Shit - Squeek-Ru (4:29)
  5. 5 Supreme Hustle (4:22)
  6. 6 Mental Warfare (Insert) (1:02)
  7. 7 24 Mo' Hours (3:27)
  8. 8 Until We Rich (4:14)
  9. 9 You Can Do It - Ms. Toi (4:19)
  10. 10 Mackin' & Driving (Insert) (0:27)
  11. 11 Gotta Be Insanity (4:00)
  12. 12 Roll All Day (3:16)
  13. 13 Can You Bounce? (3:53)
  14. 14 Dinner With the CEO (Insert) (0:49)
  15. 15 Record Company Pimpin' (4:46)
  16. 16 Waitin' Ta Hate (3:38)
  17. 17 Nigga of the Century (4:14)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ice Cube Primary Artist
Chris Rock Track Performer
MC Ren Track Performer
Chris "The Glove" Taylor Keyboards
Krayzie Bone Track Performer
Mike Elizondo Bass
Ms. Toi Background Vocals
Squeek-Ru Track Performer
Ralphie Boy Keyboards
Traci Nelson Background Vocals
Pain In Da Ass Vocals
Technical Credits
Ice Cube Producer, Executive Producer, Art Direction
Dr. Dre Producer
G. Clinton Jr. Composer
Sean "Puffy" Combs Producer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Richard Huredia Engineer
R. Neal Composer
Erick Sermon Composer
C. Thompson Composer
Mario Winans Producer
P. Smith Composer
Loren Hill Composer
Clarence "Satch" Satchell Composer
Maggie Magarian Artwork
Claude "Swifty" Achille Engineer
Art Shoji Art Direction
Andre Young Composer
Bud'da Producer
Mel-Man Producer
Craig Mullins Artwork
T. Anderson Composer
L.T. Patterson Composer
O'Shea Jackson Composer
Otis Jackson Jr. Composer
A. Williams Composer
T. Gray Composer
Colin Jahn Artwork
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 9 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(7)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 9 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    westside 4 life

    what can i say.. ice cube is the best emcee of the whole l.a. county. definetely. all thse original multiple styles on his almbums.westcoast,gfunk,gangsta,hardcore,peace,war,thug,streetsmart unbelievable! until we rich is my favorite and is at the level of pac's songs. then the one with jayo felony is really pure gangsta rap . i mean if i pushed on "play" immediately the dre beat it just wanted to listend to it the whole hour.you can do it is also a classic westside song. cube prooved he's still can rhyme pretty tight. also "roll al day" is very funny. man he got style u need this album

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ice cube strikes again

    Some dude said this album sucks, but this album rocks.. trust the majority and not the hater who recommended Beanie Sigel.. no comparison to Ice.. Peace

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WESSSYDE!!!!!!!

    This is not Cube's best work, but is pretty good. The weakest track was the one with Krazie Bone. But the one w/Ren, took us back, way back. The one wit Chris Rock was funny as hell! Good album. Compared to that fool Siegal, this is a classic.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best from ICE CUBE since PREDATOR

    Ice Cube went all out on this one with people like jayo-felony, Chris Rock, N.W.A. and Krayzie Bone this album is worth it trustme it's a good buy from the hardcore to old school Ice Cube has all down on this CD. Some Idiot said that this album should be used as a coaster, don't listen to them haters they can't hang with Ice Cube so they have to hate the playa. an awesome buy you wont regret it.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Finally, He is Back.

    finally there is a album that can contend with the chronic 2001. Ice Cube really is on fire and he will always live on. Ice Cube keep doing what your doing because it's working, live on Forever. Pick this CD up!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ice Cube Can't be stopped

    If you like Ice Cube then for sure pick this up. Ice Cube Went Gansta' on this one and it is the best Ice Cube i Heard and i like all the Ice Cube this rap Album is the best that's out right now, so pick it up and maybe you can review, this album features

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Buy this CD. Buy it now.

    Go ahead and order another set of 12s for your ride, because if you have any taste in rap at all, you're going to play Vol. 2 so loud that it's going to blow out the speakers you have now. <p> If you don't buy another rap album this year...BUY THIS ONE. Cube hasn't lost his edge, as you might expect after all the time spent on movie sets. There's a lot of the old, some of the new, and all of it cool. <p> The only thing I regret is that he didn't drop this around Jan. 1, because if he had, he'd collect several rap Grammys. <p> The title says it all. Buy it. Buy it now.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ICE CUBE CAN DO IT

    ice cube war & peace vol 2 is the greatest CD out right now and it really has what you want and has some tight lyrics that wake up spirits, this one is hell of worth it!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ice Cube Melted

    This cd should be used as a drink coaster. Week rhymes from a one time hardcore lyricist. Should continue to make movies. One hot song on the whole cd, the one with Krazie Bone.I wouldn't play this for a bunch of tone deaf gypsies with alzheimers.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 9 Customer Reviews