Armond White Music Review of Ice Cube’s “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted” album (QUOTE from the Armond White book “The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World”)

 

38 – Armond White Music Review of Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted album  -1990-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ice Cube’s ten cuts use broad strokes and apoplexy to portray the wild conditions of African-American

 

 

life.  Calling himself “The Nigga Ya Love To Hate” (sic), Ice Cube shows off the ferocious language and hostile behavior that Public Enemy outclasses.  The point of his hard-core epithets and impudent swaggering is to represent the desperate Black underclass whom polite society is trying to sweep under the carpet.  They’re the “niggas” who embarrass the Black bourgeoisie, yet, in Ice Cube’s view, they speak the ugly truth about life in America.  But this album, I think, is an embarrassment to hip hop…”

 

 

 

 

 

To read more of Armond White’s take on Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted album, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years Of Pop Culture That Shook The World.    

 

Also, if you are interested in a website that offers observations and analysis on attaining celebrity and stardom, check out the Self-Stardom Blueprint when you have a moment.

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