Think an OG like Ice Cube must be out of touch in 2018, never mind remaining relevant? Well, the battle hardened 49-year-old vet will prove you wrong with Everythang's Corrupt.
Yes, three-and-a-half decades into his career, and at the height of the lyrically milquetoast mumble rap era, Cube is spitting bars strong enough to evoke his classics, Death Certificate and AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted. Many of these fresh tracks are as socially conscious and political as those heyday releases. An obvious example is "Arrest the President," on which ….
Over the course of Ice Cube's storied career, the N.W.A legend has become like the Energizer Bunny of West Coast gangsta rap -- he keeps going even when you kind of forget about his music. From his BIG3 basketball league to his ever-evolving IMDb page, Cube has proven his staying power is stronger than Gorilla Glue. On his long-awaited 10th solo album, Everythangs Corrupt, Cube explodes out the gate with "Arrest The President," an unabashed lyrical assault aimed at Donald Trump and the corruption currently swallowing the White House.
The first song on Everythang's Corrupt is called "Arrest the President" and finds Ice Cube directly calling for the arrest of Donald Trump. He sprints right into the second song "Chase Down the Bully" and starts taking shots at the alt-right. Damn, it sure is nice to have Cube fired up once again.
The first four records by the seminal emcee are among the greatest run in Hip Hop history, finding Ice Cube using street tales as microcosms of fundamental social/political/economic issues.