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Ice Cube’s ‘The Predator’ Turns 30

West Coast Hip-Hop’s legendary emcee and lyricist Ice Cube – real name O’ Shea Jackson Sr. – released his third studio album ‘The Predator’ thirty-years-ago today. Released on November 17th 1992, the sixteen-track record was a follow-up to ‘Death Certificate’ and featured some of the most influential records in Hip-Hop including ‘It Was a Good Day’, ‘Check Yo Self’ and ‘Wicked’.

The iconic record sold over 190,000 copies in its first week and debuted at the top-spot on the Billboard Top 200. It was Cube’s first number one such debut and one of Hip-Hop’s earliest LPs to reach the top spot. The album was primarily produced by DJ Pooh, Sir Jinx, Torcha Chamba and DJ Muggs with Ice Cube producing ‘The First Day of School (Intro)’, ‘When Will They Shoot?’, ‘Wicked’ f/ Don Jagwarr, ‘Don’t Trust ‘Em’, ‘Gangsta’s Fairytale 2’ f/ Lil Russ, ‘Check Yo Self’ f/ Das EFX and ‘Integration’ alongside them.

Check out ‘The Predator’ artwork below if you haven’t yet.

Ice Cube The Predator

Stream ‘The Predator’ here if you haven’t yet.