Friday, June 16, 2006

The Ice Man Cometh

Six years after his last solo album, rapper/actor/filmmaker, Ice Cube, makes a kick-butt return to the charts with Laugh Now, Cry Later. The album was released by the Cube’s own Lench Mob Records on June 6th and debuted in this week’s Top 200 sales chart at number 4, the Hip Hop/R & B charts at number 2. Laugh Now, Cry Later sold 145,000 units in its first week, making it one of the highest first-week sales totals of any independent hip-hop artist release.

Laugh Now, Cry Later features 18 solid tracks with input by producers Scott Storch, Swizz Beatz and Lil’ Jon; and featuring guests Snoop Dogg and Dub C.

The chart-topping Scott Storch-produced track, “Why We Thugs,” was the first single off the album. The second single, “Go to Church,” was produced by Lil’ Jon and features Snoop Dogg.

Ice Cube has sold over 10 million albums to date. Laugh Now, Cry Later is Cube’s sixth album to bow in the top 10 tier of the album chart.

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