Raw Footage(Explicit Version) CD (2008)

Artist: Ice Cube

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Product Overview


Label Lench Mob Records/emi
SKU 208427110
UPC 099923463523
UPC 14 05099923463523
Format CD
Release Date 8/19/2008
Author Ice Cube
Technical Info
Engineer Bruce Buechner; Tom Brock
CatalogID 34635
Lable Name Lench Mob
Released 08/19/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 05099923463523
Musical Guests
Young Jeezy
Musiq Soulchild
The Game
Butch Cassidy
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Keith David, Musiq (Soulchild) (vocals); Warryn Campbell (various instruments); G. Koop (guitar); George Mathews , John Murphy (keyboards); DJ Crazytoones (scratches); Romeo Johnson, DeVere Duckett, Shareef Jackson, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Angie Stone, Traci Nelson, Barbara Wilson, WC (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Dave Lopez .
Recording information: Fever Studio, North Hollywood, CA.
Photographer: Eric Williams.
Despite Ice Cube's having translated his success into a cuddly family film empire, the N.W.A. veteran doesn't need to provide any gangsta disclaimers on RAW FOOTAGE. While the track "It Takes A Nation" may take the route of brandishing his braggadocio, Cube's flow is still wholly distinguishable in its force and clarity. True, the official album-opener, "I Got Locs On," also announces his adaptability, as it borrows some production techniques from his Houston-bred contemporaries. But just as he was the Madonna of hip-hop, Cube can take a current trend and own it to the point where you forget who influenced who. RAW FOOTAGE isn't without its social commentary, either (e.g., the sermonizing on tracks like "Hood Mentality"). But the fact is that Ice Cube doesn't have to articulate his role-model status through his music (his movies already achieve that). He only has to come with conviction, which FOOTAGE more than accomplishes.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.86) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Throughout his eighth solo album, Cube augments his blustery flow with vendettas against politicians and corporations....RAW FOOTAGE proves that even though he's middle-aged, he's still hungry."
Billboard (p.41) - "[T]he impassioned delivery and stripped-down G-funk grooves are still more potent than plenty of efforts by rappers half Cube's age."
XXL (Magazine) (p.123) - "Evoking memories of his AMERIKKKA'S MOST WANTED days, Cube aggressively combats the government on tracks like the epic-sounding 'Cold Places.'"
Disc 1
1 What Is A Pyroclastic Flow?
2 I Got My Locs On - (featuring Young Jeezy)
3 It Takes a Nation
4 Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It
5 Hood Mentality
6 Why Me? - (featuring Musiq (Soulchild))
7 Cold Places
8 Jack N the Box
9 Do Ya Thang
10 Thank God
11 Here He Come - (featuring Doughboy)
12 Get Money, Spend Money, No Money
13 Get Use to It - (featuring Game/WC)
14 Tomorrow
15 Stand Tall
16 Take Me Away - (featuring Butch Cassidy)
Product Attributes
Artist Ice Cube
Music Format Compact Disc
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