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Baller Alert’s Today In Hip-Hop: Ice Cube Released “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted” 28 Years Ago

On May 16, 1990, 28 years ago today, #IceCube released his debut studio album, “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted” on Priority Records after his split from West Coast gangsta rap group, N.W.A.

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With production by The Bomb Squad, his West Coast sound and gangsta, but politically-charged lyrics, the album garnered both critical and commercial success, as one of the dining hip-hop albums of its time.

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The album has since received a number of accolades for “its lyrical dexterity,” insight into the struggles of the ghetto and racial tensions. In fact, in 1998, The Source listed the album on The 100 Best Rap Albums of All Time and Rolling Stone deemed it one of The Essential Recordings of the 90s list in 1999.

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With singles such as “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted”, “Who’s The Mack?” and “Endangered Species (Tales from the Darkside)” the album debuted at number 19 on the Billboard 200 chart, and was certified platinum after three months.

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What is your favorite song from this album?

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