Music Gear News
Ice Cube's rap return
Ice Cube is returning to music.
The rap veteran - real name is O'Shea Jackson - has announced he will return to his roots as a gangsta rapper on his new studio album, which will be titled 'I Am The West'.
The 40-year-old rapper broke the news of his return via a posting on his blog.
He wrote: "I Am The West' is the name of my new record. After completing about 65 per cent of my music, this is the new perfect title. This...is cocky, no apologies, West Coast gangsta... I can't help it. That's what I do."
The album marks a comeback for the rapper - whose musical output had slowed down considerably since turning his focus to acting - starring in films including 'Anaconda' and 'Three Kings'.
His last solo album 'Raw Footage' was released in 2008.
Talking about when the new tracks are likely to be released, Ice said: "June seems too tight for a release, but July is very doable. We'll see how things go.
"Now that I have my title, I can work on the concept of my photoshoot and artwork. I want to provide."
Ice rose to fame as a member of the group NWA, before becoming the group's most successful solo rapper, releasing controversial album 'AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted' in 1990 and being a key figure in the California rap scene through the early nineties, when the West Coast and East Coast of the US were divided and seen as being 'at war' with each other.Posted on 25 Feb 2010 16:30 to category : Band / Celebrity News
Related Music News
Through a collaboration with Martin, Sheeran's latest signature model features artwork from his latest album '÷' and has been built to his exact specifications.
An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.
Founding guitarist of legendary LA band Y and T Joey Alves passes away due to complications relating to Ulcerative Colitis. Documentary on soon to follow.
Destroyer Cola is to be the latest release in rock veterans Kiss' long line of merchandise currently available to the general public for purchase
In a recent unconfirmed report, frontman of famous rock and roll outfit Guns N' Roses is said to be heading into the studio with Australian rock veterans AC/DC
Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.
Recent Music News
Building upon the success of the acclaimed Hall of Fame Reverb Pedal, the second instalment from TC Electronic sees a much more refined and modern rendition.
Novation's Circuit Groovebox is now more expressive than ever, with new firmware granting players exciting new updates to enhance their playing experience
Complete with integrated Wi-fi capabilities the Ui24R Recording and Mixing System can operate almost anywhere with unprecedented control and access.
Following CITES agreement last year, Fender has announced that their Elite guitar and bass range will be subject to strict regulation and substitution of woods.
A reinterpretation of its predecessor, the Moog Subsequent 37 CV Analog Synth builds upon a cumulative effort between Moog and the very people who play them.
With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.