War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc)

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War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc)
Studio album by Ice Cube
Released November 17, 1998
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, g-funk, rap rock
Length 70:27
Label Priority
Producer Ice Cube (exec.)
Bud'da, E-A-Ski, N.O. Joe, T-Mix, Butch, T.Walker,M Demby
Ice Cube chronology
Lethal Injection
(1996)
War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc)
(1998)
War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)
(2000)
Singles from War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc)
  1. "Pushin' Weight"
    Released: October 27, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[3]
RapReviews (5/10)[4]
Robert Christgau (dud)[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]

War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc) is the fifth studio album by American rapper Ice Cube, released November 17, 1998 on Priority Records. It is the first part from the two-album project War & Peace, the subsequent volume, War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc) was released in 2000. The album features production by Bud'da, E-A-Ski, Ice Cube, K-Mac, N.O. Joe and T-Mix. It moves from intense street-oriented jams to rap-metal fusions, such as the Korn featured song "Fuck Dying". The album was Cube's first album in five years since his last album, Lethal Injection, while he was working on other projects. The album debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 180,000 copies in the first week.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Ask About Me"   T-Mix 3:06
2. "Pushin' Weight" (featuring Mr. Short Khop) N.O. Joe 4:38
3. "Dr. Frankenstein"   N.O. Joe, Ice Cube, Joe Joe 4:54
4. "Fuck Dying" (featuring Korn) Ice Cube 4:03
5. "War & Peace"   Bud'da, Ice Cube 3:18
6. "Ghetto Vet"   Bud'da 5:05
7. "Greed"   Ice Cube 4:29
8. "MP" (Skit)   0:49
9. "Cash Over Ass"   Ice Cube 4:21
10. "The Curse of Money" (featuring Mack 10) N.O. Joe, Ice Cube,Joe Joe 3:39
11. "The Peckin' Order"   Ice Cube,Deep Fried Damp 3:21
12. "Limos, Demos & Bimbos" (featuring Mr. Short Khop) Ice Cube, Butch 3:51
13. "Once Upon a Time in the Projects 2"   Ice Cube 3:05
14. "If I Was Fuckin' You" (featuring Mr. Short Khop & K-Mac) Butch 3:28
15. "X-Bitches"   N.O. Joe 4:59
16. "Extradition"   Ice Cube, Bud'da 4:38
17. "3 Strikes You In"   N.O. Joe, Ice Cube 4:34
18. "Penitentiary"   E-A-Ski, Ice Cube 4:12
Total length:
70:27

Samples[edit]

Extradition

War & Peace

  • "Don't Speak" by No Doubt

F*** Dying

  • "MacArthur/Patton: The General Suite" by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
1998 "Pushin' Weight" 26 12 1
1999 "Fuck Dying'"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Matt Diehl (1998-11-20). "Entertainment Weekly review". Ew.com. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  3. ^ "Top Pop Albums". Los Angeles Times. December 3, 1998. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  4. ^ "RapReviews review". Rapreviews.com. 1998-12-02. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  5. ^ "Robert Christgau review". Robertchristgau.com. 1991-12-17. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  6. ^ "Rolling Stone review". 2009-01-14. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  7. ^ Billboard. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 

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