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Format: CD
Sku: 60387031
UPC: 049925001525
UPC 14: 00049925001525
Release Date: 3/21/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Hell Low ~ Ice Cube
2. Pimp Homeo (Insert) ~ Ice Cube
3. You Ain't Gotta Lie (Ta Kick It) - (featuring Chris Rock) ~ Ice Cube
4. Gutter S***, The - (featuring Jayo Felony/Gangsta/Squeak Ru) ~ Ice Cube
5. Supreme Hustle ~ Ice Cube
6. Mental Warfare (Insert) ~ Ice Cube
7. 24 Mo' Hours ~ Ice Cube
8. Until We Rich - (featuring Krayzie Bone) ~ Ice Cube
9. You Can Do It - (featuring Mack 10/Ms. Toi) ~ Ice Cube
10. Mackin' & Driving (Insert) ~ Ice Cube
11. Gotta Be Insanity ~ Ice Cube
12. Roll All Day ~ Ice Cube
13. Can You Bounce? ~ Ice Cube
14. Dinner With The CEO (Insert) ~ Ice Cube
15. Record Company Pimpin' ~ Ice Cube
16. Waitin' Ta Hate ~ Ice Cube
17. N**** Of The Century ~ Ice Cube
Ice Cube is one of the most enduring, versatile, controversial and engaging figures ever to emerge out of hip-hop. At 30, he is one of this generation's cultural icons. After establishing himself as a film phenomenon, acclaimed actor, screenwriter, director and producer, Ice Cube (born O'Shea Jackson) comes back to his solo music career with a vengeance. "War & Peace - Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc).

The first volume "War" was released on November 17, 1998 on Priority Records with "Peace" following on March 21, 2000. Just as his classic Death Certificate presented a "Death Side" and a "Life Side", Cube explores the war/peace dialectic in well over 2 hours of new music.

Further fueling rumors of a NWA reunion album, this album opens with the simple greeting "Hell Low", a Dre produced selection (co-produced by Mel Man) featuring Dr. Dre and MC Ren; a comedic track "You Ain't Gotta Lie" featuring Chris Rock and appearances by Krayzie Bone on the commercial single "Until We Rich." Other notable artists featured on the album are Mack 10 and Jayo Felony with production on several tracks by Chucky Thompson, Battlecat, and Puffy to name a few.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Ice Cube, Mack 10, Ms. Toi, Krayzie Bone, Chris Rock, Jato Felony, Pain In Da Ass, One Eye (vocals); Ralphie Boy (keyboards); DJ Joe Rodriquez (scratches).
Muze PNote Producers include: DJ Joe Rodriquez, Carl "Chucky" Thompson, One Eye, T-Bone, Ice Cube.
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Jeff Chang.
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Ice Cube, Mack 10, Ms. Toi, Krayzie Bone.
Muze PNote Producers include: Carl "Chucky" Thompson, Battlecat, One Eye, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Bud'da.
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Jeff Chang.
Muze PNote Personnel: Pain In Da Ass (vocals); Ralphie Boy, Chris "The Glove" Taylor (keyboards); Ms. Toi, Traci Nelson (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Claude "Swifty" Achille; Dr. Dre.
Muze PNote Photographer: Davis Factor.
Muze PNote The second volume of WAR & PEACE proved that Ice Cube had not mellowed with age, the strains of a critically acclaimed film career notwithstanding. Much of the disc aspires to the sort of relentless intensity Cube hadn't matched since his solo debut, AMERIKKA'S MOST WANTED. While more restrained than the Bomb Squad's hyperkinetic collages of sound, Dr. Dre's laid-back grooves are a perfect match for Cube's acerbic ghetto wit and biting social commentary. Rolling drum programming and bouncy Roger Troutman-style basslines give the album an old-school feel. Much of the album marries intense grooves and polished production with humorous skits; "Pimp Homeo," for example, is a funny takeoff on ROMEO AND JULIET. Tracks like "Until We Rich," on the other hand, are more laid-back R&B affairs, with more reflective, socially conscious lyrics. While nothing on the set approaches the political and social fire that categorize AMERIKKA'S MOST WANTED, WAR & PEACE still manages to showcase a rap legend at the top of his form.

Engineer: Claude Achille; Richard Huredia

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Mack 10
Muze Guest Artist Chris Rock
Muze Guest Artist Krayzie Bone
Muze Guest Artist Dr. Dre
Muze Guest Artist Gangsta
Muze Guest Artist Jayo Felony
Muze Guest Artist Squeak RU
Muze Guest Artist Ms. Toi

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Murder Was The Case (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Friday (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Funkin' Hits (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Based On A True Story (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Ruthless For Life (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Section 8 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations My Homies Part 2
Muze Music Compilations Death Row's Greatest Hits: Chronicles(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Untouchable (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Death Row Archives:soundtracks(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Diary (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits (Bonus Tracks) (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Family Values Tour 98
Muze Music Compilations LAX(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations LAX(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Untouchable (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations My Homies (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations LAX (Clean)
Muze Music Compilations Diary (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations LAX (Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Crunk Rock(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Tha Funk Capitol Of The World
Muze Music Compilations Essential Run Dmc
Muze Music Compilations History:function Music(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Blue Carpet Treatment (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Original Album Classics(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations 5 CLASSIC ALBUMS:SNOOP DOGG(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations ICON:PUBLIC ENEMY(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Foe Life:best Of Mack 10(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations MY HOMIES 2(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Short Dog's In The House (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Harold Kumar Escape From Guantanamo
Muze Music Compilations Killer(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Book Of David(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Killer(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Ncis:los Angeles (Ost)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/21/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 50015
Music Label Name Label : Priority
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00049925001525

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (5/11/00, p.131)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "...Makes an argument for Cube's longevity....We see the badass spiritual resiliency that made Cube so worth imitating in the first place."

Entertainment Weekly (3/24/00, p.102)
- "...rough-and-tumble celebrations of gangsta life....Cube's stern vocal presence dominates. No, movie stardom hasn't dulled his edge..." - Rating: B-

Q (5/00, p.110)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "...Ice Cube is still angry. At least he's trying to be....A forefather of gangsta rap....[He] sounds like an old man edging out of a young man's game. Deep down, he knows it..."

The Wire (4/00, p.53)
- "...[Cube] celebrates his irritation with industry hangers on, record company CEOs, and hustling young rappers....Production is fat and sassy with plenty of slick moves..."

CMJ (4/3/00, p.35)
- "...Easily his dopest shit in years, ...PEACE takes to the dancefloor with the energy of landmark works such as KILL AT WILL and DEATH CERTIFICATE..."

Vibe (5/00, p.172)
- "...Travels between gangster stylings and conscious rap....Ice Cube provides something for 'all' of his fans....VOL. 2 is a free-flowing smattering of styles..."

The Source (5/00, pp.212,214)
- 3.5 mics out of 5 - "...He returns to his incendiary roots and delivers a strong album....Cube sounds invigorated here....quality hard-core music....He still reigns as one of hip-hop's most insightful - and important - artists."

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