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Old 01-28-2013, 06:39 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Cant really think of an album that is completely perfect, but Dr Dre's The Chronic and Ice Cube's The Predator are pretty close to that.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:02 AM   #63 (permalink)
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Cant really think of an album that is completely perfect, but Dr Dre's The Chronic and Ice Cube's The Predator are pretty close to that.
Interesting, you'd take "Predator" as his perfect album before "Death Certificate?"
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:08 AM   #64 (permalink)
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Interesting, you'd take "Predator" as his perfect album before "Death Certificate?"
I would too. Well, I don't know if I'd call it "perfect" per se, but I definitely prefer it over Death Certificate.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:34 AM   #65 (permalink)
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Death Certificate all the way, but The Predator and Lethal Injection are on the same level.
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Interesting, you'd take "Predator" as his perfect album before "Death Certificate?"
Like I said I cant really think of it as completely perfect, but definitely close to perfect. And I dont really prefer it over Death Certificate to be honest, I think Ice Cube's first 3 albums are actually on the same or nearly the same level. From Lethal Injection onwards he took a pretty bad musical direction I think.
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I never heard Death Certificate, but I have heard Amerikkka... and The Predator and I'd have to take the latter. It's tense, it's got some of his best songs, and it represents the West Coast well with great political intent.
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I would too. Well, I don't know if I'd call it "perfect" per se, but I definitely prefer it over Death Certificate.
On every level? Beats, lyrics, rhyme scheme, delivery?

Not saying Preadator aint good, cause it is, but Death Certificate has some of Cube's most lyrically potent tracks.
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On every level? Beats, lyrics, rhyme scheme, delivery?

Not saying Preadator aint good, cause it is, but Death Certificate has some of Cube's most lyrically potent tracks.
It's been a while since I've listen to Death Certificate but from what I remember I think The Predator is superior musically. It has this hard, bleak edge to a lot of the tracks that I absolutely love—which I don't think is as prominent on Death Certificate—and his rapping matches that hardness in a way that that doesn't really exist on his other albums (or at least the ones I've heard). As far as lyrics go, I'm not sure. I don't remember the lyrics to Death Certificate really standing out to me. The Predator, on the other hand, discusses the 1992 L.A. riots and the cultural climate surrounding them in such a vivid way that it always brings me right back to that tense, pivotal time, and still feels immediate to me even two decades later. As far as rhyme schemes go, I have no idea and it's not something I particularly care about, I'm just interested in whatever sounds best.
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It's been a while since I've listen to Death Certificate but from what I remember I think The Predator is superior musically. It has this hard, bleak edge to a lot of the tracks that I absolutely love—which I don't think is as prominent on Death Certificate—and his rapping matches that hardness in a way that that doesn't really exist on his other albums (or at least the ones I've heard). As far as lyrics go, I'm not sure. I don't remember the lyrics to Death Certificate really standing out to me. The Predator, on the other hand, discusses the 1992 L.A. riots and the cultural climate surrounding them in such a vivid way that it always brings me right back to that tense, pivotal time, and still feels immediate to me even two decades later. As far as rhyme schemes go, I have no idea and it's not something I particularly care about, I'm just interested in whatever sounds best.
I agree with most of what has been said here. I also love much of the tracks present on The Predator, particularly the first 5 tracks, but in general the album has a groundbreaking production considering the circumstances, and Ice Cube's general vocal performance is pretty good as well. I also like the Gangsta-orientated feeling to the album. This feeling isnt very present on Death Certificate.

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