Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sample Set #65: AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted

Originally posted in July of '08, this sample set once had 32 tracks. Now it's got 46. I'm giving this one the re-up treatment in order to commemorate the 20th anniversary of AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted's release. I just had to do it - and you know it's 'cause I rep that west! Y'all already know that it's my favorite album by Ice Cube and the homie DP agrees. On this sixteenth day in May, XXL chimed in on the west coast vet's solo debut (check out their June issue - you'll see why), as did Logan of Height Five Seven (apologies in advance for the "tinniness" - I do my best). To build on what I wrote two years ago, one of the great aspects of this album is the seamless fusion between the convoluted, sample-heavy soundscapes of the Bomb Squad's production mixed with L.A.'s cacophonous gangsta rap -isms. Cube brought the west coast to the Mecca of hip hop - or was it the other way around? Think about it, word to Lynn Collins -- who, ironically, is not featured on this sample set! :P One.