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Ice Cube -- Amerikka's Most Wanted (1990)



Fresh off a split from NWA, Ice Cube headed to New York to make his first (and best) solo album with The Bomb Squad (Public Enemy's production crew). East And West Coast MCs have made selected tracks together but no one had attempted a whole album like this. Tons of great funk samples by Steve Arrington, P-Funk, Kool & The Gang, Bar-Kays, James Brown, Bob James, Zapp -- and the "Long Red" and "Synthetic Substitution" breaks (before it all got played out). Unsung MVP was Eric Sandler of The Bomb Squad who never gets his due as a hip hop producer. 



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