It’s been 25 years since Ice Cube graced society with his album Death Certificate, an album that was noted for its anti-semitic and racist overtones. However, the rapper has decided that now is the time to have a celebratory re-release in honor of the achievement, with three new songs on the album.
The former member of N.W.A. interviewed with Rolling Stone’s Kory Grow last week, explaining his reasons for the release. The original album was meant to speak “loudly about mistreatment of African-Americans.” Most of the songs involved a gritty outlook on what it meant to be African-American in that era. Shortly after Death Certificate was released in 1991, the L.A. riots began.