Ice Cube Provides Exclusive Update On Upcoming Album 'Man Down', Said Its Almost Finished | WhatsOnRap

Ice Cube Confirms New Album Update, Claims it's Nearly Finished at 85% Completion for Fans' Anticipation

Ice Cube's Return: New Hip-Hop Releases Set to Shake the Scene with 'Man Down' Album.

Ice Cube is set to make a triumphant return to the music scene with his upcoming album, "Man Down," marking his first solo project in six years. This highly anticipated venture has been in the making for over a year, with Cube revealing that it's currently 85% complete. In a recent update to HipHopDX, he shared insights into the final stages, mentioning they are navigating the intricacies of the necessary contractual paperwork.

Expressing enthusiasm about the album, the West Coast Hip Hop icon stated, “We got our plan to roll it out with a couple of songs and then hit you with the album hopefully around May.” The anticipation for "Man Down" has been steadily building since Cube first hinted at the project while appearing on Chuck D’s Rapstation network last year. He described the album as a "pretty good record" and expressed his satisfaction with the creative process.

Ice Cube's last solo release, "Everythang’s Corrupt," dates back to 2018. Now, with "Man Down" on the horizon, fans are eagerly awaiting the latest sonic offering from this influential artist.

In addition to his solo endeavors, Cube joined forces with Snoop Dogg, E-40, and Too Short to form the rap supergroup Mount Westmore two years ago. Their collaboration resulted in the release of their debut LP, "Bad MFs," in the summer of the same year. Cube finds the group dynamic invigorating, having been part of iconic groups like N.W.A. and Westside Connection before.

Reflecting on the experience, he shared with Billboard in 2023, "It’s fun to be in a group. This is my third group; N.W.A, Westside Connection, and now Mount Westmore." Despite the presence of Hall of Famers in the group, Cube highlighted the collective commitment to excellence. "We don’t take each other for granted. We all know we gotta shine."

In exciting news, N.W.A., the groundbreaking group that Cube co-founded, is set to receive a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy in February. This acknowledgment underscores the lasting impact of their contributions to the hip-hop genre. The Special Merit Awards Ceremony is scheduled for February 3 in Los Angeles.

As Ice Cube prepares to drop "Man Down" and N.W.A. receives this well-deserved honor, the hip-hop community is buzzing with anticipation. These developments mark significant moments in the ongoing evolution of one of rap's legendary figures, ensuring that Ice Cube's legacy continues to shape the landscape of new hip-hop releases.

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