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Nov. 1, 2021

Ice Cube: Death Certificate (1991). "Death is The Mirror...Life is The Direction"

Ice Cube: Death Certificate (1991).

B. Cox & J. Owe review Ice Cube's classic, but controversial second album Death Certificate. After splitting with NWA and dropping his highly acclaimed debut AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, Cube followed up with a busy 1991 starting his label, kicking off the careers of fellow West Coast emcess Yo-Yo and Del The Funky Homosapien as well as making his acting debut in the cult classic film Boyz In the Hood.

He released his sophomore album with new production help from producers Sir Jinx and Boogiemen. Over 20 tracks, he continues his tales on life in the hood and the ills of the ghetto and poor black America, but also detail tough social commentary and the injustices of the day which still mirror an imperfect America in the present It's an album that is still highly regarded and is on the shortlist of many for the best 10-20 hip-hop albums of all-time.

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Show Notes

Albumism: Ice Cube's 'Death Certificate' Turns 30 | Anniversary Retrospective


LoudNewNet: Ice Cube's "Death Certificate": Tales of Life and Death 30 Years Later


Tidal: The Controversy and Brilliance of Ice Cube's 'Death Certificate'


Vibe:Ice Cube Reflects On The 'Death Certificate' Album's Anniversary And Why the Anniversary of Boyz In the Hood is Bittersweet


Ambrosia For Heads: Sir Jinx Talks About Keeping the Production on 'Death Certificate' True to The Game


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