Ice Cube releases ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted,’ his first album after his split from N.W.A. (1990)

Ice Cube’s ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’ is his solo debut studio album released on May 16, 1990 after his split from N.W.A. by Priority.

Track Listing : 1.Better Off Dead (Sir Jinx) – 01:03 . 2.The Nigga Ya Love To Hate (Ice Cube, E. Sadler) – 03:15 . [Samples : “Weak At The Knees” By Steve Arrington; “Keep On Doin’ It” By The New Birth; “I Need More Time” By The Meters; “Atomic Dog” By George Clinton; “Funky Beat” By Whodini; “Gangsta Gangsta And A Bitch Iz A Bitch” By N.W.A; “Superfly” By Curtis Mayfield] . 3.Amerikkka’S Most Wanted (Ice Cube, E. Sadler, Keith Shocklee) – 04:05 . [Samples : “Advice” By Sly & The Family Stone; “Let The Music Take Your Mind” By Kool & The Gang; “Humpin'” By Bar-Kays; “I’M Chief Kamanawanalea (We’Re The Royal Macadamia Nuts)” By The Turtles; “There It Is” By James Brown; “Prison And Jesse” By Richard Pryor; “Run, Nigger” By The Last Poets; “Rocket In The Pocket (Live)” By Cerrone; “Fuck Tha Police And Straight Outta Compton” By N.W.A; “Theme From America’S Most Wanted” By Robert Walsh; “My Philosophy” By Boogie Down Productions; “Take Me To The Mardi Gras” By Bob James; “Jam Master Jay” By Run-D.M.C.] . 4.What They Hittin’ Foe? (The Average White Band, Ice Cube) – 01:20 . [Samples : “The Jugglers” By Average White Band; “Sister Sanctified” By Stanley Turrentine And Milt Jackson; “Synthetic Substitution” By Melvin Bliss] . 5.You Can’T Fade Me (Ice Cube, E. Sadler) – 04:44 . [Samples : “Rumpofsteelskin” By Parliament; “Pneumonia (Live)” By Kool & The Gang; “Synthetic Substitution” By Melvin Bliss] . 6.Once Upon A Time In The Projects (Sir Jinx) – 04:07 . [Samples : “Shoo-B-Doop And Cop Him” By Betty Davis] . 7.Turn Off The Radio (Sir Jinx) – 02:37 . [Samples : “House Of Beauty” By Isaac Hayes; “Rated X” By Kool & The Gang; “Races From Do The Right Thing; “Straight Outta Compton” By N.W.A] . 8.Endangered Species (Tales From The Darkside) (Ice Cube, Chuck D, Sir Jinx, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler) – 03:21 . [Samples : “Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On” By Funkadelic; “Long Red” By Mountain; “Bop Gun (Endangered Species)” By Parliament; “Fuck Tha Police” By N.W.A; “2001” By The Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds] . 9.A Gangsta’S Fairytale (E. Sadler) – 03:26 . [Samples : “Parrty” By Maceo & The Macks; “Mother Goose” By Andrew Dice Clay] . 10.I’M Only Out For One Thang (Sir Jinx) – 02:10 . 11.Get Off My Dick And Tell Yo Bitch To Come Here (Sir Jinx) -0:56 . [Samples : “Express Yourself (Extended Mix); “A Bitch Iz A Bitch” By N.W.A] . 12.The Drive-By (Sir Jinx) – 01:01 . [Samples : “Bust A Move” By Young Mc] . 13.Rollin’ Wit The Lench Mob (E. Sadler) – 03:52 . [Samples : “Memphis Soul Stew” By King Curtis; “Uphill Peace Of Mind” By Kid Dynamite; “Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)” By Parliament; “Givin’ Up Food For Funk” By The J.B.’S; “Rollin’ With Kid ‘N Play” By Kid ‘N Play; “‘Parental Discretion Iz Advised And Gangsta Gangsta” By N.W.A] . 14.Who’S The Mack? (Jb’S All Stars) – 04:30 . [Samples : “T Stands For Trouble” By Marvin Gaye; “I Wanna Get Down” By Fred & The New J.B.’S; “Hihache” By Lafayette Afro Rock Band; “The Humpty Dance” By Digital Underground] . 15.It’S A Man’S World (Sir Jinx) – 04:46 . [Samples : “It’S A Man’S Man’S Man’S World” By James Brown; “Crumbs Off The Table” By Laura Lee; “Women Are Beautiful And Jesse” By Richard Pryor; “Still Talkin'” By Eazy-E; “A Bitch Iz A Bitch” By N.W.A; “The Lady Sirro” By Michael White’S Magic Music Company; “Sing A Simple Song” By Sly & The Family Stone; “Brother Green (The Disco King)” By Roy Ayers Ubiquity;J D’S Gaffilin’ (Part 2)” By Ice Cube] . 16.The Bomb (Sir Jinx) – 03:24 . [Samples : “More Bounce To The Ounce” By Zapp; “The Assembly Line” By Commodores; “Hindenburg Disaster Footage” By Herbert Morrison; “Ufo” By Esg; “Funk To The Folks” By The Soul Searchers; “P. Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)” By Parliament; “Girls” By Beastie Boys]

Musicians : Ice Cube – Rap . Chuck D. – Rap On (6) . Flavor Flav – Rap On (10) . Yo-Yo – Vocals On (15) . Al Hayes – Bass, Guitar . Tim Rollins – Piano . Vincent Henry – Flute, Saxophone . Brian Holt – Vocals . Keith Shocklee – Scratching . Da Lench Mob – Vocals (Background) . (Ex) Cat Heads – Vocals (Background) . Ricky Harris – Vocals (Background) . Jay Dee – Vocals (Background) . Shannon – Vocals (Background) . Sir Jinx- Vocals (Background) . Chilly Chill – Vocals (Background) . Dan Wood – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By The Bomb Squad, Da Lench Mob Chris Champion – Assistant Engineer . Nick Sansano – Engineer . Christopher Shaw – Engineer . Howie Weinberg – Mastering . Dan Wood – Engineer

Package : Mario Castellanos – Photography . Kevin Hosmann – Art Direction

Recorded November 1989 – April 1990 At Greene Street Studios, New York City.

Released On May 16, 1990 By Priority.

(Source Official Site)

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Although Ice Cube would go on to record better records than this one, none of them are quite like ‘Amerikka’s Most Wanted’ which is a great and vicious start to a great solo career. […]

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