Bootlegs & B-Sides

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Bootlegs & B-Sides
Compilation album by Ice Cube
Released November 22, 1994
Recorded 1992 - 1994
Genre West Coast Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap, G-Funk, Political Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
Label Priority Records
Producer QD3, Madness 4 Real, Sir Jinx, Ice Cube
Ice Cube chronology
Lethal Injection
(1993)
Bootlegs & B-Sides
(1994)
Featuring Ice Cube
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Bootlegs & B-sides is a compilation album by Ice Cube, released on November 22, 1994.

Overview[edit]

Bootlegs & B-sides is the sixth studio album collection of b-sides and remixes compiled from various Ice Cube 12"s, originally recorded between 1992-1994. It includes the remix of the hit single "Check Yo Self", originally on The Predator album, and its b-side "24 Wit' An L". Production-wise, much of the album is very similar to the Lethal Injection album.

Content[edit]

The compilation contains Cube's usual barrage of fiery social commentary, such as on the track "My Skin Is My Sin" where he raps:

See you devils are all the same
You'll gun down a congregation in Jesus' name
Using me as a scapegoat, well cracker don't sleep
Far from a goat, more like a black sheep
Lamb of God, and its odd
That Allah is a man that don't need a tan

The oddly titled "D'Voidofpopniggafiedmegamix" (a title which is a reference to a character, Sir Nose D'Voidoffunk in a Parliament comic which appeared in their Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome album) is a mix of several tracks taken from Ice Cube's first four albums. The title could be considered a reference to D'voidoffunk from the P-Funk mythology

Many of the song versions were later included on later remastered proper Ice Cube albums.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Robbin' Hood (Cause It Ain't All Good)"
  2. "What Can I Do? (Remix)" (feat. Mack 10)
  3. "24 Wit' An L"
  4. "You Know How We Do It (Remix)"
  5. "2 N The Morning"
  6. "Check Yo Self (Remix)" (feat. Das EFX)
  7. "You Don't Wanna Fuck Wit These (Unreleased '93 Shit)"
  8. "Lil Ass Gee (Eerie Gumbo Remix)"
  9. "My Skin Is My Sin" (feat. WC)
  10. "It Was A Good Day (Remix)"
  11. "U Ain't Gonna Take My Life"
  12. "When I Get To Heaven (Remix)"
  13. "D'Voidofpopniggafiedmegamix"

Charts[edit]

Charts Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 #19
U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums #3

Album singles[edit]

"Check Yo Self (Remix)"'

  • Released: 1993
  • B-side: 24 Wit' An L

"What Can I Do? (Remix)"'

  • Released: 1994
  • B-side:

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