West Coast rap veteran Ice Cube has announced plans to debut his new song, “Drink The Kool-Aid,” on the Internet tomorrow.
Cube revealed that the project will be released on his IceCube.com website.
“It’s official, ‘Drink the Kool-Aid’ will drop on Tuesday July 27th. You can get it right here on icecube.com or itunes. The ringtone will be availible everywhere. Our viral video will drop the following Tuesday August 3rd. I wish I could release a single in store for all my true CD fans, but nobody will stock a single nowadays. Sign of the times. Music is under attack. The video is raw, black and white shot by Dah-Dah. I promised you a song a month and here we go. The first one. Right now I’m in the studio mixing a song called “Soul On Ice” produced by the Bizness. Dope as the title. As the album gets closer I’ll be blogging more and more for all my die-hards out there. Keep pushing the progam and keep it 100.” (Ice Cube’s Blog)
Earlier this month, Cube confirmed reports of his album being pushed back to September.
“Mark it on your calender,” he wrote July 15th. “Sept. 28th is the new release date for I AM THE WEST. But I’m still droppin’ song after song so look for “Drink the Kool-Aid” later this month. I want to give you the song wit visuals.” (Ice Cube’s Blog)
Recent reports showed that the follow-up to 2008’s Raw Footage was previously delayed to September 24th.
Ice Cube’s first album in two years, I Am The West will no longer be a summer release. The N.W.A. alum’s latest solo offering has appeared to have moved to September 24. The release is coming courtesy of Cube’s own Lench Mob Records, also home to his Westside Connection partner, WC. (Hip Hop DX)
He recently revealed the underlying themes behind featured songs “Man vs. Machine” and “Hood Robbin.”
“[‘Man Vs. Machine’] is talking about our obsessions with machinery and how it’s taking over,” he said in an interview. “Automation is taking over human beings in all our relevancy in this world. Pretty soon, machines are gonna take over and that’s just real…[‘Hood Robbin’] is talking about how big corporations is now stealing from the poor and giving to the rich. It’s a whole thing about the things we’re going up against with housing and medical insurance … just everything people are going through. Real sh** that ain’t got nothing to do with money, cars, [and] all the sh** most rappers talk about.” (Baller Status)
Check out some recent Ice Cube footage down below: