Label: Priority Records - CDL 57155 • Format: CD Album, Repress • Country: US • Genre: Hip Hop • Style: Gangsta, Conscious
The album was re-released for the 25th anniversary edition on June 9, by Interscope Records after Cube announced signing to the label in late May It was highly anticipated with over one million advanced orders. Due to some of Mans Best Friend - Ice Cube - Death Certificate racially and politically charged content, and Ice Cube's acerbic statements on drug dealingracial profilingand the right to keep and bear arms Fett Gitty - Kung Knas - Gitty City (File, Album), Death Certificate was the source of both critical acclaim and much controversy upon its release.
Death Certificate included the diss track " No Vaseline " which is a response to his former hip hop group N. Aand their album Niggaz4Life which included direct and indirect diss tracks and verses to Ice Cube. The recording and writing for Death Certificate began in earlyand carried on throughout most of the year. A number of the tracks also use samples taken from acts such as Zapp Ohio and Fishbone California. While making Death CertificateIce Cube was said to be affiliated with the Nation of Islamwhich had a large impact on the majority of the album's content, although he has denied being part of the organization.
Death Certificate was roughly organized as two thematic elements of a larger whole, and opens with Cube's explanation: "The Death Side: a mirror image of where we are today; The Life Side: a vision of where we need to go. The Death Side's "A Bird in the Hand" laments a young man's slide into a life of drug-dealing for economic survival. The Life Side's "Black Korea" threatens rioting and arson alongside Black entrepreneurship as a response to the preponderance of Korean grocery stores in ghettos across the United States.
The track was seen as a response to the death of Latasha Harlinsa year-old African American girl who was Mans Best Friend - Ice Cube - Death Certificate to death by a Korean store owner on March 16, in an altercation over a bottle of orange juice. The track "Look Who's Burnin'" tells of the dangers of sexually transmitted infection in low income neighborhoods, while "Alive on Arrival" tells the story of a young man caught in the crossfire of a gang shootout who slowly bleeds to death while in a hospital waiting room, being questioned by police.
Although Ice Cube's previous album avoided direct attacks on N. ADeath Certificate contained "True to the Game" and most notably " No Vaseline ,"  which were diss tracks aimed at his former bandmates. Unlike Ice Cube's other albums, Death Certificate was not released in a censored Mans Best Friend - Ice Cube - Death Certificate . Death Certificate received critical acclaim.
Ki Viszi Át A Szerelmet - Szilágyi Tibor - Semmiért Egészen (Versek A Szerelemről És A Halálról) continues the sharp insights and unflinching looks at contemporary urban lifestyles that his solo debut only hinted at; in short, it's hardcore without any gangsta posturing.
It's the sublime combination of '70s P-Funk and Ice Cube's excellent, taut delivery of rhymes calculated to jolt that pleases. Death Certificate is the next. It's just a lot of songs about shootingshagging and N. Inas a result of the album's controversy, the state of Oregon declared any display of Ice Cube's image in retail stores throughout the state illegal [ citation needed ].
This ban also included advertisements for St. Ides Malt Liquorwhich Ice Cube endorsed at the time. Due to fear that laws against racial incitement in the United Kingdom could see the album banned, the original United Kingdom release removed the tracks "Black Korea" and " No Vaseline ".
Island Records, the distributor of this version of the album, deleted these tracks with the consent of Priority Records, but not Ice Cube himself. I understand that self-censorship after the NWA case puts us in a strange position, but we're not going to support minority racism or antisemitism.
We came to a compromise with Profile that was acceptable. It was certified only two months after the album was released. To date, the album has sold over two million copies in the United States and over five million copies worldwide.
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