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The Best Ice Cube Albums of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 1.4k votes 639 voters 28.5k views9 items

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Ice Cube is considered one of the greatest West Coast rappers and one of the best gangsta rappers of all time. Since he's such an influential rapper, let’s rank the best Ice Cube albums, with the help of your votes. As the first member to defect from N.W.A. in 1989, Ice Cube quickly proved that he was one of the greatest lyricists and rappers of the genre by releasing his first two albums, AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted (1990) and Death Certificate (1991).

This Ice Cube discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Ice Cube albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Ice Cube singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Ice Cube album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves.

This list of popular Ice Cube CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Ice Cube album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

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  • 1. Better Off Dead
    2. The Nigga Ya Love to Hate
    3. AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
    4. What They Hittin' Foe?
    5. You Can't Fade Me / JD's Gafflin'
    6. Once Upon a Time in the Projects
    7. Turn Off the Radio
    8. Endangered Species (Tales from the Darkside)
    9. A Gangsta's Fairytale
    10. I'm Only Out for One Thang
    11. Get Off My Dick and Tell Yo Bitch to Come Here
    12. The Drive-By
    13. Rollin' Wit the Lench Mob
    14. Who's the Mack?
    15. It's a Man's World
    16.The Bomb

    • Release Date: 1990
    • Artist: Ice Cube
    • Producer: Sir Jinx
    • Tracks: Better Off Dead, Rollin' Wit The Lench Mob, Once Upon a Time in the Projects
    • Length (mins): 00:49:20
    • Genres (Music): Gangsta rap, Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, West Coast hip hop, Political hip hop
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  • 1. The Funeral (Intro)
    2. The Wrong Nigga to Fuck Wit
    3. My Summer Vacation
    4. Steady Mobbin'
    5. Robin Lench (Interlude)
    6. Givin' Up the Nappy Dug Out
    7. Look Who's Burnin'
    8. A Bird in the Hand
    9. Man's Best Friend
    10. Alive on Arrival
    11. Death
    12. The Birth
    13. I Wanna Kill Sam
    14. Horny Lil' Devil
    15. Black Korea
    16. True to the Game
    17. Color Blind
    18. Doing Dumb Shit
    19. Us
    20. No Vaseline

    • Release Date: 1991
    • Artist: Ice Cube
    • Producer: Sir Jinx
    • Tracks: No Vaseline, The Funeral, Color Blind
    • Length (mins): 01:01:08
    • Genres (Music): Gangsta rap, Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop
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  • The Predator
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    1. The First Day of School (Intro)
    2. When Will They Shoot?
    3. I'm Scared (Insert)
    4. Wicked
    5. Now I Gotta Wet 'Cha
    6. The Predator
    7. It Was a Good Day
    8. We Had to Tear This Mothafucka Up
    9. Fuck 'Em (Insert)
    10. Dirty Mack
    11. Don't Trust 'Em
    12. Gangsta's Fairytale 2
    13. Check Yo Self
    14. Who Got the Camera?
    15. Integration (Insert)
    16. Say Hi to the Bad Guy

    • Release Date: 1992
    • Artist: Ice Cube
    • Producer: DJ Pooh, Sir Jinx
    • Tracks: I'm Scared (insert), We Had to Tear This Mothafucka Up, Dirty Mack
    • Length (mins): 00:56:31
    • Genres (Music): Gangsta rap, Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop, Horrorcore, Political hip hop
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  • 1. The Shot (Intro)
    2. Really Doe
    3. Ghetto Bird
    4. You Know How We Do It
    5. Cave Bitch
    6. Bop Gun (One Nation)
    7. What Can I Do?
    8. Lil Ass Gee
    9. Make It Ruff, Make It Smooth
    10. Down For Whatever
    11. Enemy
    12. When I Get to Heaven

    • Release Date: 1993
    • Artist: Ice Cube
    • Producer: Quincy Jones III, Sir Jinx
    • Tracks: Make It Ruff, Make It Smooth, Really Doe
    • Length (mins): 00:56:21
    • Genres (Music): Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop, Horrorcore, G-funk, Hardcore hip hop
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