Ice Cube Says He’s A Top 3 MC, In His First Solo Song In Years (Audio)
As Ice Cube’s BIG3 Basketball season starts in less than a month, the veteran MC is driving the lane with 2017 music too. Cube has been planning to re-release 1991’s Death Certificate with several new songs attached. That’s reportedly arriving June 9, but today (June 1), Heads get their first taste of the new music Cube felt worthy of inclusion.
“Only One Me” examines a lot of what Ice Cube accomplished in his legendary Rap career, before and after his classic ’91 sophomore solo set. The beat mirrors a march as Cube flexes muscle on the track. Rappers may be compared to others, but even after more than 30 years of dropping music, there is very clearly just one Cube.
The three songs (also reportedly including “Good Cop, Bad Cop” and “Dominate The Weak”) lead off the tracklist for the forthcoming re-release.
DJ Khaled premiered the song on social media, with the full version circulating.
“Taught Tupac how to keep it gangsta / I showed Biggie Smalls how to release his anger / Who did it before me? / Melle Mel, Ice-T, King T, KRS, and the homie Chuck D / P.E., D.M.C. / Ni**a, know your history / If Cube ain’t Top 3, then you’s a b*tch to me,” raps the veteran.
In related news, Cube has signed with Interscope Records. This is the same label behind the music from O’Shea’s N.W.A./“Natural Born Killaz” partner Dr. Dre. After making iconic music on independent labels (especially Priority Records and his own Lench Mob imprint) since his very beginning.