Download: Ice Cube – Drink The Kool-Aid
Ice Cube’s big screen maneuvers will have you believe he’s the most conflicted rapper ever. One minute he’s chaperoning toddlers on a fun adventure, the next he’s collecting bodybags on wax. Still, he does the latter with such unbridled authenticity that you can’t help but pay attention, as evinced on his latest track. I need more time with “Drink the Kool-Aid” but it didn’t grab me on the first spin. Some of the lines have raised a few eyebrows, particularly this one: “I ain’t the doctor/This ain’t the patient/This ain’t the nigga always on vacation/This ain’t no white boy’s rehabilitation.” Why in Patti Labelle’s name is Cube going at Doc and Em knowing that he no longer has the time or desire to write disses as epic as “No Vaseline”? That white boy has been itching for a battle anyway.
“Drink the Kool-Aid” appears on Cube’s upcoming album, I Am The West, due September 28. [h/t Hood Nerd]