Hello (Ice Cube song)

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Single by Ice Cube featuring Dr. Dre & MC Ren
from the album War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)
Released January 15, 2000
Format CD single, CD maxi single, 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1999
Genre West Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap, G-funk
Length 3:52
Label Priority
Writer(s) Calvin Broadus, O'Shea Jackson, Jr., Marshall Mathers, Melvin Bradford, L.T. Patterson, Andre Young
Producer(s) Dr. Dre
Ice Cube chronology
"You Can Do It"
"Until We Rich"
MC Ren chronology
"Who in the Fuck"
Dr. Dre chronology
"Guilty Conscience"
"Just Be a Man About It"

"Hello" is the first single from Ice Cube's sixth studio album War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc). The song is an N.W.A reunion with his former groupmates Dr. Dre and MC Ren. The lyrics to the chorus are:

"I started this gangsta shit.
And this the muthafuckin' thanks I get?!

These lines were adapted from Dr. Dre's song "The Watcher", from the album 2001.

The song can be found as a bonus track, along with "Chin Check", on the N.W.A Greatest Hits album, and appeared on Ice Cube's Greatest Hits compilation album in 2001. It also mentions the rapper Eazy-E and the record company that he used, Ruthless Records.


Chart (2000) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[1] 50
Rhythmic Top 40 1

Music video[edit]

The music video has similar scenes to the N.W.A's music video of "Alwayz into Somethin'".

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Ice Cube – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Ice Cube.