Bootlegs & B-Sides

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Bootlegs & B-Sides
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Compilation album by Ice Cube
Released November 22, 1994
Recorded 1992–1994
Studio
Genre
Length 57:48
Label Priority Records
Producer
Ice Cube chronology
Lethal Injection
(1993)
Bootlegs & B-Sides
(1994)
War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc)
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]

Bootlegs & B-sides is a compilation studio album by American recording artist Ice Cube. It was released on November 22, 1994 via Priority Records.

Overview[edit]

Bootlegs & B-sides is a 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.

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]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Robbin' Hood (Cause It Ain't All Good)"
88 X Unit5:42
2."What Can I Do? (Remix)" (featuring Mack 10)
  • O. Jackson
  • M. Simmons
  • V. Taylor
88 X Unit4:14
3."24 Wit an L"Ice Cube3:23
4."You Know How We Do It" (Remix)
QDIII4:22
5."2 N the Morning"
  • Laylaw
  • D'Maq (co.)
  • Ice Cube (co.)
3:59
6."Check Yo Self (Remix)" (featuring Das EFX)
4:33
7."You Don't Wanna Fuck Wit These" (Unreleased '93 Shit)
  • O. Jackson
  • H. Rasmussen
  • J. Dahl
  • L. Bavngaard
  • N. Kvaran
  • R. Berg
  • Dr. Jam
  • Madness 4 Real
3:28
8."Lil Ass Gee (Eerie Gumbo Remix)" (featuring N.O. Joe)N.O. Joe5:18
9."My Skin Is My Sin" (featuring WC)
  • O. Jackson
  • H. Milling
  • H. Rasmussen
  • J. Dahl
  • L. Bavngaard
  • N. Kvaran
  • R. Berg
  • Dr. Jam
  • Madness 4 Real (co.)
4:44
10."It Was a Good Day" (Remix)
Ice Cube4:27
11."U Ain't Gonna Take My Life"Mr. Woody4:08
12."When I Get to Heaven (Remix)" (featuring Xavier Thomas & Shemen Tyler)
Brian G4:39
13."D'Voidofpopniggafiedmegamix"
 4:51
Total length:57:48
Sample credits[2]

Personnel[edit]

  • O'Shea Jackson – primary artist, vocals, producer (tracks: 3, 5, 6, 10), re-mixing (track 4)
  • Dedrick D'Mon Rolison – featured artist (track 2)
  • Andre "Drayz" Weston – featured artist (track 6)
  • Willie "Skoob" Hines – featured artist (track 6)
  • William Loshawn Calhoun, Jr. – featured artist (track 9)
  • Joseph Johnson – vocals & producer (track 8)
  • Michael George Dean – vocals & keyboards (track 8)
  • Xavier "Mr. X" Thomas – vocals (track 12)
  • Shemen Tyler – vocals (track 12)
  • Stan "The Guitar Man" Jones – guitar (track 12)
  • Michael Keith Simmons – producer (tracks: 1, 2)
  • Victor Nathan Taylor – producer (tracks: 1, 2)
  • Quincy Delight Jones III – producer (track 4), re-mixing (track 12)
  • Larry Goodman – producer (track 5), re-mixing (track 2)
  • Derrick McDowell – producer (track 5), re-mixing (track 2)
  • Mark Jordan – producer (track 6)
  • Henrik Milling – producer (tracks: 7, 9)
  • Jesper Dahl – producer (track 7), co-producer (track 9)
  • Rasmus Berg – producer (track 7), co-producer (track 9)
  • Lasse Bavngaard – producer (track 7), co-producer (track 9)
  • Henrik Rasmussen – producer (track 7), co-producer (track 9)
  • Peter Nicholas Secher Kvaran – producer (track 7), co-producer (track 9)
  • Mr. Woody – producer (track 11)
  • Brian Gallow – producer (track 12)
  • John Moran – editor (track 8)
  • Rob Chiarelli – engineering & mixing (track 12)
  • Glenn "Gee-Swift" Aure – re-mixing (track 13)
  • Art Shoji – design
  • Ern Llamado – coordinator

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 19
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[4] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Bootlegs & B-Sides - Ice Cube". Allmusic. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "Ice Cube". WhoSampled. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "Ice Cube Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "Ice Cube Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 26, 2018.

External links[edit]

Ice Cube – Bootlegs & B-Sides at Discogs (list of releases)