Album News: Ice Cube to Release New LP ahead of Australian tour!
Touring Australia this October, hip-hop legend Ice Cube will release his new album, ‘I Am The West’, this September 24th on Lench Mob through Inertia.
As the lyrical mastermind behind N.W.A, Cube’s work on the group’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ launched the gangster rap revolution, thanks in large part to the landmark “Fuck Tha Police” song. In addition, Ice Cube’s solo material, including undeniable early 1990s classic albums ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’ and ‘Death Certificate’, solidified his place as rap’s most important and socially aware artist.
Even as his popularity continues to grow through movies and television, Ice Cube remains committed to the foundation of his career: hip-hop music. He continues to be dedicated to writing vivid rhymes, delivering stellar stage performances and making dope hip-hop records. The hallmark of Ice Cube’s best known work is ever present on ‘I Am The West’. And while he remains the prophetic voice of a misplaced urban mass in turmoil, Ice Cube’s ‘I Am The West’ is also a celebration of summertime on the West Coast. So it’s only right to introduce the album with the up-tempo singles, “I Rep That West” and “Drink The Kool-Aid”.
Straight up, Ice Cube lays out what to expect from ‘I Am The West’. “This shit is cocky, no apologies, West Coast gangsta sh*t. I can’t help it. That’s what I do”
Australian Tour Dates
Sydney: 22nd October @ Luna Park Big Top
Newcastle: 23rd October @ Fat As Butter Festival
Melbourne: 27th October @ Palace Theatre
Adelaide: 28th October @ HQ Complex
Perth: 29th October @ Metro City
Brisbane: 30th October @ Tivoli
Check the video for “I Rep That West” below…
Video: Ice Cube – “I Rep That West”
‘I Am The West’ is out 24th September on Lench Mob through Inertia