In Hip Hop History Today “Ice Cube released The Predator” November 17, 1992
The Predator is the third studio album by Ice Cube. Released within months of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, many songs comment on the racial tensions. The title is in part reference to the movie Predator 2 and the album itself includes samples from the film. Though not his most critically successful album, commercially The Predator is Ice Cube’s most successful album, reaching 2x platinum status in the United States, also containing his most successful single, “It Was a Good Day.” The Predator is his only number one album on the Billboard 200 to date, selling 193,000 copies in its first week. Listen to The Predator above.