Ice Cube is set to make a long-awaited comeback to the music industry, revealing plans for his first studio album in half a decade. The iconic West Coast rap artist recently made the announcement during an interview with Chuck D.
Ice Cube’s New Project
On September 26, Ice Cube was interviewed on The RAPstation radio show, hosted by Public Enemy frontman Chuck D, where the “It Was a Good Day” rapper shared that he is in the process of releasing a new album. The Friday actor said:
“I’m working on an album that hopefully I can finish in the next couple of weeks and schedule to put it out and yeah, I’m digging what I’m doing. The name of the record is called Man Down and, you know, it’s a pretty good record. I like it. It’s dope.”
Ice Cube’s new album, titled, Man Down, aims to be released in the coming weeks. Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of this eleventh solo studio album, which will be his first since the 2018 album Everythang’s Corrupt.
Ice Cube’s Successful Film & Music Career
Ice Cube’s iconic career spans over three decades in music and film, making him a true heavyweight in the industry. The legendary actor/rapper has been prominent in the music and film industries since his 1990 debut with AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted.
In addition to his successful music career, he has established himself as a talented actor with roles in films such as Boyz N The Hood, Friday, and Are We There Yet? He stated:
“It’s a blessing, really. For one, I made a promise to myself when I got in this business that I wouldn’t let it change who I am as a person, so I was always willing to let the chips fall where they may and not worry about ‘I can’t do this or my career will be over.’”
Other Ice Cube Ventures
In 2022, the “You Can Do It” rapper was featured on the album Snoop Cube 40 $hort alongside rap group Mount Westmore, which was released on December 9, 2022. This supergroup also includes fellow West Coast legends Snoop Dogg, E-40, and Too Short.
In other Ice Cube news, he announced that he would be going on tour with the iconic rap group Cypress Hill. The two had prior beef over the years but will collaborate on the High Rollers Tour which will start on Dec. 5 in Glasgow, United Kingdom and end on Dec. 12 in Nottingham, United Kingdom.
Diddy’s New Album
One other rap veteran who dropped an album after a long hiatus was legendary producer and Bad Boy CEO Diddy. On Sept. 15, he released his first solo album in 17 years, titled The Love Album: Off The Grid, which has features from The Weeknd, 21 Savage, Summer Walker, Jazmine Sullivan, and more.