Ice Cube - Death Certificate 25th anniversary 180g 2LP
The Straight Outta Compton motion picture created a new momentum for the original form of West Coast Gangster rap and helped to explain to a new generation the brilliance of N.W.A., Dr. Dre and Ice Cube. It is common knowledge that Dre created the "sound" of West Coast Hip Hop, but the "words" came from Ice Cube.
In 1991, upon his departure from N.W.A. Cube unleashed what is considered a seminal record in rap music - Death Certificate. The release really summed up a very important time in the history of Los Angeles and the history of America. Whether by firing verbal shots at Ruthless Records, Easy-E or Dr. Dre on "No Vaseline" or by capturing the groove out of South L.A. on "Steady Mobbin'," Death Certificate became the soundtrack of a generation's struggle with inequality that exploded in early 1992 with riots breaking out across the city.
25 years later, it seems that these themes are more poignant and current than ever. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary the album is being re-released on 180g heavyweight double vinyl in widespine single pocket jacket with 12" 4/4 insert. The album has been remastered and includes the three brand new tracks "Only One Me," "Good Cop Bad Cop" and "Dominate The Weak."