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  • Summary: The rapper-turned-actor-turned-rapper's first album in six years features contributions from Scott Storch, Swizz Beatz and Snoop Dogg.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 80
    His delivery is crisp and uncomplicated, but razor sharp, like gangster haikus. [Jun 2006, p.159]
  2. By bringing his beats up to date he may not only win back some old fans but convert a few new ones in the process by showing them he's more than just a Hollywood actor.
  3. Surprisingly, a middle-aged Cube still packs a youthful punch when it comes to the gangsta tales. [3 Jun 2006]
  4. 60
    This record does not return [Ice Cube] to his early 1990s heyday, but proves he still has sufficient desire to make angry, focused music. [Aug 2006, p.90]
  5. Excuse me sir, is this 1993? [26 Aug 2006, p.43]
  6. Everything about Laugh Now, Cry Later feels utterly tapped of inspiration and vitality, and Cube's former greatness only makes this exhausting slog that much more depressing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Cherilongtimefansince85
    Jun 14, 2006
    Its the best! I love it. I listen to it everyday, everywhere. I saw him in Cleveland at house of blues and the lapa palooza tour 1991..was on stage with him. Will always love cube! Expand
  2. EPPS
    Jun 23, 2006
    Ice Cube Nigga!... West Coast Nigga!... Cube still has it. Maybe not like he used to, but cube aint never fell off and never will. This album checks all the lil bow wow's, juelz santana's and 50 snitch's in the rap game today...G Uont!!!..."I'm spittin pollaseeds... Expand
  3. ChrisR
    Sep 6, 2006
    CUBE is back again, he always comes out with the hardest shit and never shys away
  4. matan
    Jun 11, 2006
    great one
  5. NcoleE
    Jul 13, 2006
    Ice Cube is Back! And, in a big way. This CD is a breath of fresh air. I am really hoping that the "KRUNK" era is a thing of the past and now we can get back to real music and meaningful lyrics. Let's tell the guys from the South to pick up a book and brush up their vocabulary skills then come back to the plate. Like Busta said, They sound soo Trash! Thank you ICE Cube for holding down the WEST COAST. Expand
  6. Moo
    Jun 23, 2006
    Not quite a classic, but dope. Cube can still do it!
  7. zippyzeed
    Jun 15, 2006
    I didn't like this. Ice Cube used to be hard and rough with killer street rhymes. After seeing his poor acting skills, this is nothing more than a glorified hollywood cash grab. Expand

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