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Ice Cube inks new deal with Interscope Records

Ice Cube has signed a major new deal with Interscope Records.
The rapper and actor, real name O’Shea Jackson Sr., began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A and later joined the rap group N.W.A. in 1986. He has also built up a successful solo career in music and film, appearing in 1991’s Boyz n the Hood and 2012’s 21 Jump Street.
Now, Ice Cube has joined the music label and revealed his first project will be a 25th anniversary re-release of his controversial 1991 Death Certificate album.
The re-release will feature three new songs, Only One Me, Dominate The Weak and the lead single, Good Cop, Bad Cop.
Speaking about the record, the 47-year-old has explained the themes remain relevant to U.S. society today.
“Sadly, our community is dealing with many of the same issues,” he said in a statement. “I only hope that young millennials feeling powerless in the ‘hood can channel their own anger and frustration by listening to this record.”
Ice Cube will continue to operate his Lench Mob Records independently, but future solo projects will have the backing of Interscope.
Interscope chairman and chief executive officer John Janick has expressed his delight at signing the music star.
“We are thrilled to announce that Ice Cube has joined the Interscope family,” he said. “He’s obviously one of the legendary figures in hip-hop… That’s a massive statement on its own, but he’s so much more than that. Cube has an incredible body of work, and as a fan I’m honoured to welcome him to the label.”
Death Certificate: 25 Anniversary Edition is due to be released on 9 June (17).

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