is the eighth Raw Footage studio album by American rapper Ice Cube. It was released on August 19, 2008, by his record label Lench Mob Records  and  EMI. The album features guest appearances from The Game, Butch Cassidy, Musiq Soulchild, Young Jeezy and WC. The album is his most political effort, since over a decade earlier with the release of his album (1992).
Preceding the release, supported by three singles; "
Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It", " Do Ya Thang", and "Why Me?" featuring Musiq Soulchild.
Singles [ edit ]
single from the album, called " Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It" was released January 3, 2008. The song was produced by Maestro. In this single " Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It", Ice Cube addresses society's view of gangsta rap music, which has sometimes been blamed for criminality in America. On February 12, 2008, the single became available via iTunes. The music video features cameo appearances by  WC and DJ Crazy Toones.
The album's second single, called "
Do Ya Thang" was released through the iTunes on June 24, 2008. The song was produced by Palumbo Beats.
The music video for the third single, "Why Me?" featuring
Musiq Soulchild, premiered on  BET 's on September 24, 2008.
106 & Park
Other songs [ edit ]
The song "It Takes a Nation" was released via
iTunes Store on May 27, 2008. It was never officially released as a single.
Reception [ edit ]
The album debuted at number 5 on the
, with first-week sales of 70,000 copies in the United States. Billboard 200 In its second week of release the Album ranked on #8 on the Billboard 200 with 63,000 copies more sold. As of 2016 the album sold 713,500 copies in the United States and 925,000 copies Worldwide. The album sold over 15,000 copies between 2012 - 2015 alone through Spotify streams, with over 40million streams Worldwide.
Track listing [ edit ]
17. "Believe It or Not" Emile 3:11 18. "Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It (Remix)" (featuring Scarface and Nas) Maestro 4:52
"What Is a Pyroclastic Flow?", "Hood Mentality", "Jack N the Box" and "Take Me Away" features a voice over by
Keith David. "Cold Places" also featured on Ice Cube's greatest hits album . The Essentials
Weekly charts [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
ChartAttack review Archived 2009-01-09 at the Wayback Machine
Robert Christgau review
"Rolling Stone review". Archived from the original on August 19, 2008 . Retrieved . 2008-08-15 CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown ( link)
"Ice Cube interview". April 4, 2007. Archived from the original on October 23, 2007 . Retrieved . 2007-09-28
"Suntimes interview". Chicago Sun-Times. April 1, 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-10-14 . Retrieved . 2007-09-28
Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It. BallerStatus. Accessed January 13, 2008.
Ice Cube Gets Political with ‘Why Me?’ Video. Rap-up.com. Accessed September 3, 2008.
"Ultratop.be – Ice Cube – Raw Footage" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
"Ice Cube Chart History (Canadian Albums)". . Billboard
"Swisscharts.com – Ice Cube – Raw Footage". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
"Ice Cube Chart History (. Billboard 200)" . Retrieved May 21, 2015. Billboard
"Ice Cube Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". . Retrieved May 21, 2015. Billboard
"Ice Cube Chart History (Top Rap Albums)". . Retrieved May 21, 2015. Billboard
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