Ice Cube “Wicked”

Cube released The Predator in November 1992, which had been recorded amidst the LA uprising of 1992. Referring specifically to the riots, in the first single, “Wicked”, Cube rapped “April 29 was power to the people and we might just see a sequel”. The Predator debuted at number one on both the pop and R&B charts, the first album in history to do so. Singles from The Predator included “It Was a Good Day” and the “Check Yo Self” remix, and the songs had a two part music video. The album remains Cube’s most successful release, with over three million copies sold in the US. However, after The Predator, Cube’s rap audience slowly began to diminish. Lethal Injection which was released in the end of 1993 and represented Cube’s first attempt at imitating the G-Funk sound of Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, was not well received by critics. He had more successful hits from Lethal Injection, including “Really Doe”, “Bop Gun (One Nation)”, “You Know How We Do It” & “What Can I Do?”. After 1994, he took a hiatus from music and concentrated on film work and developing the careers of other rap musicians, such as Mack 10, and Mr. Short Khop.

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32 Responses to “Ice Cube “Wicked””

  1. rkade79 Says:

    ice da man

  2. Xone9 Says:

    @johnduncan77 Wow, thanx for pointing that out. I’ve watched this video dozens of times and never realized that was Anthony and Flea.

  3. gmoney5761 Says:

    this video made me want 2 rottweilers so damn bad!!

  4. DBarell87 Says:

    Fuckin kids say Wiz Khalifa go hard, nigga would piss his pants hearing this shit and would retire straight up.

  5. TheOneShotKillGaming Says:

    @Galidorquest Thats just fake rap

  6. McnEditz Says:

    thumbs up if your a middle class white kid… AND YOU LOVE THIS SHIT

  7. boundby1nk Says:

    I don’t care what anyone says, ICE kicks ass and this song is one of his best. Awesome speed and tempo. This album (The Predator) is what turned me onto Cube in the first place and I used to play this song over and over. Granted, I’ll never have his flow, but his song is one of my favorites.

  8. connoiseur111 Says:

    Way ahead of his time.

  9. stupidswag96 Says:

    man this my nig for life

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  11. sixnesss Says:

    great video, great song …masterpiece

  12. Flipmode3000 Says:

    16 guys MISSKLICKED ! or to sstoned

  13. 4wyley Says:

    Keep posting proper hip hop, DBarell87 made me crack up u no dat bro, I used to blast this years ago and really annoy the neighbours.

  14. Jack13Even213 Says:

    stepin use my steel toe as a weapon!!!!! classic!

  15. D33Lux Says:

    This shit goes hard

  16. robinb4life Says:

    @Par5Birdie but it was against the popo so….

  17. Vortexz0r Says:

    @shahidi124 not funny

  18. NathanMosaic Says:

    Shout out to my Libyan brothers & sisters.
    The revolution Will be televised…and it will be wicked!!!

  19. nairam08 Says:

    YESSSSSSSSSS!!!! (head noddin)

  20. RezAIIDay Says:

    No one is probably gonna read this,

    Im just gonna write it any way because i feel at least one person will,

    i’m a rapper. i know theres like 100k of those in the world lol

    But I’m different promise that.. if u give me a chance ill show u

    I would love nothing more than to have a decent following on youtube from people

    if anyone who reads this could press the “THUMBS UP” other people will see it

    just a simple button press could make my dream come true =) Thank You

  21. lilkroc09 Says:

    listenin 2 this song reminded me of 2Pac’s “Holla If Ya Hear Me”

  22. johnduncan77 Says:

    @Xone9 The did this around the time they played Lollapalooza together (it was either the second or third Lolla). I figured the cat was long out of the bag. I guess not. When this video came out, I knew it was them. Flea’s a bit hard to miss.

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  24. johnduncan77 Says:

    Every time I see this video, I’m amazed how many people missed the two Red Hot Chili Peppers making their cameo appearance here (that is when the video came out).

  25. dubsarecoolfool Says:

    search korn – wicked
    they made their version in 1996 but its still good :D

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