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Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Mojo
    60
    Its highlights peaking above those of its predecessor even if the quality of the often plasticky beats means it's a little more uneven. [Nov 2008, p.108]
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    Licensed to offend, he's as pumped-up and provocative as ever. [Nov 2008, p.121]
  3. Uncut
    60
    It contains some amusing satires, some witty observations about the degeneration of rap and some why-oh-why philosophising. Some beats are a little dated. [Dec 2008, p.94]
  4. The rap legend's second independently released solo album is a long way from "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted," but the old man is still good for a larf.
  5. Overall, the gangsta bravado and rabble-rousing sound uninspired and too familiar.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 6, 2015
    9
    Definitely a return to Ice Cube's roots lyrically, his most politically engaged album since Death certificate in 91. Great album, great beatsDefinitely a return to Ice Cube's roots lyrically, his most politically engaged album since Death certificate in 91. Great album, great beats and impressively strong lyrics. Cube has and will never fall off, always hard, always true to himself. Full Review »
  2. Oct 28, 2011
    10
    Very good album. Cube make it rough as he used to do back in 90's. He hasn't the same beats as it was, but his flow remains the same. Has someVery good album. Cube make it rough as he used to do back in 90's. He hasn't the same beats as it was, but his flow remains the same. Has some social tracks(Why me?), urban (Do ya thang), and political (Gangsta Rap Made me do it) Full Review »
  3. NoelB.
    Sep 15, 2008
    9
    Good Stuff. Besides lyrics, musically refreshing. Nice of Cube to remind us what it is all about !