War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc)

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War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc)
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Studio album by Ice Cube
Released November 17, 1998
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre
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
(1993)
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 Volume 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", to social commentary such as "Ghetto Vet." 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" (featuring Mack 10 and Mr. Short Khop) 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) Rick Dutch Cousin 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

Charts[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 7

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'"

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[8] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[9] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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. Archived from the original on January 14, 2009. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  7. ^ Billboard. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  8. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Ice Cube – War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc)". Music Canada. 
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Ice Cube – War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc)". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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