’10 Disappointing Albums: #4 Ice Cube I Am The West

There’s no question as to which coast Ice Cube loves the most. But what is debatable is the execution of his last album, I Am The West. Throughout the disc, Cube comes off grumpier than Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. As always, he challenges the status quo, but this time, with an old timer angst (“Too West Coast”,  “No Country For Young Men”, “Drink The Kool-Aid), and trite anthems, (“Life In California” and “Nothing Like In L.A.”). Make no mistake, Ice Cube’s still cold on the mic. It’s just that this album does nothing to melt the criticism.

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  • HOOD

    this album had some dope cuts, but for the most part it was dissapointing

  • Haha. How are you gonna come up with 3 albums that were more dissapointing than this one?

  • Word

    Lol I chose not to listen to this OR REGGIE and they both on yall disappointing list so I guess I made the right decision huh? I heard nobody bumping this album…West Coast dead for the most part.

  • Money Mitch

    Lettin his son call himself omg is disapointing

  • fuk waka

    i blame the label and not enough promotion for this album not doing well.. but then again he avoided some shit songs on it… hmmm
    hope flockavillie or wateva makes this list but doubt it

  • NIN

    I blame Waka Flocka Falme.

  • puerto-black

    can’t blame the label because he is the label. Even Jordan missed free throws

  • black gallagher

    ^^ this album is like jordan going in for a lay up and tripping over his shoelaces

  • the penguin

    lol at black gallagher

  • puerto-black

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    or missing a wide open dunk in a all-star game, it happens

  • GUARE

    ill give u a fuckin epic fail album.. that lil wayne shit.. that shit should be number fuckin 1,2,3,, get the fuck outta here

  • iHate

    If it wasn’t an Ice Cube album this album will be… 8/10, but it’s Ice Cube and this is bad: 5/10.
    And the first single, I Rep That West, was so fucking dope… Sad

  • BallaStatus

    Dont blindly listen to whoever wrote this or the commenters…go ahead and “buy” the album and judge for yourself.

  • Truth

    This is an underrated cd wth. As always people are bias against the west coast music smh.. East Coast never shows the west coast love. But everytime you come here people always bumping that east coast music smh. Now that fat Joe cd was wack azz hell u got ur CDs mixed up. Hating Azz East Coast Bias Crap!

  • been Around since the 70’s

    @ money mitch Lmfao!! Nigga

    Anyway On Topic I Copped This Shit Thinkin Yo It’s Cube It’l Be A Banger!!..But Shit Had Few Good Joint’s But The Rest Seemed Like Filler Trackz And It Jus Didn’t Feel Like An Ice Cube LP…This Was Fair Worse Then Ego Trippin By Snoop In 08′ Which in My Eyes Is The Worst THing I Ever Bought

  • happy new year haters!

    B.dot u on point with this one. Cube still a beast on the mic, this album just wasn’t it. He had good intentions but this album was below the bar compared to his last 2 releases.

  • Mountain Top

    this is a Under rated cd who writes these reviews has a bad ear for music. Go clean ur ears y’all all so use to this auto tune crap u forgot what real music sound likes. So use to tha soulja boys gucci man of the world y’all dnt kno wat a real mc music is smh.

  • R&G

    fuck all haters I am the west was he best album of the year and the single NOTHING LIKE LA the best song

  • ZoomZoom

    ICE CUBE LMAO?

  • Dead Snoopy

    I ride wé Cube til the End but that single with his sons just killed any enthusiasm for the project ând the video that went with it surely hurt as well. Simply put, it just is nowhere near as hot as the last disc he put out. Cube needs to break open the bank and buy some beats because he needs a hot producer and an editor.

  • Ben

    Cube is old and fell the fuckoff. Post some Husalah, he is whats poppin’ in the west. Mob Figaz?

  • Curtis75Black

    @Truth, I’m a true East coast head with mad love for the emcee Cube. I brought this cdand had it for about a month before I erased it. I wasn’t feeling it. Yes, it did have some tracks but for the most part, it sounds like the Dream was all over this shir. Almost like it was his Son’s music and he was just on it. Not what I was expecting coming from some who’s a top tier emcee and I’ve brought all his music.

  • Hahaha

    WTF!?
    this album was Dope!!!!!
    I agree, it’s a little out of cube’s leauge, but a cool album is a cool album, there’s some songs on there that are worth replaying.
    I am the west>>>>>>>>>>>i am not a human being

  • Belize

    Dudem=, this album was dope. Really questioning RR, I might just stay with ThisIs50. -_-

  • DBLOCK77

    YALL DIS RAPPER IS ONE OF MY FAV RAPPERS SO I DNT KNOW WAT DAT FUCK YN ARE SAYIN YU BITCHES DNT KNOW SHIT ABOUT HIP HOP AND ABOUT DA WESTCOAST DIS IS DA ALBUM DAT MAKES DA WEST BABY YA FEEL ME DIS ALBUM IS DA DOPEST ALBUM FRESH FROM DA WEST

  • AlexRmF

    who the fuck are you, you motherfuckin peasant to talk shit about Cube? fuck your taste in music if you can even call it that… this was one of the best albums of the year and it was clearly the no1 independent album… so FUCK OFF bitch!

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