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Since he kicked down the door in the late ’80s with N.W.A., Ice Cube has cemented his reputation as one of the finest rapper and iconic figures in hip hop culture.

While the younger generation of rap fans will probably know Cube more for his acting chops than rhyming skills, there was a time during the early ’90s where he was undisputedly the best rapper alive. In fact, I’d argue that Ice Cube has the greatest 5-year run of any rapper in history.

From his solo debut, AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted, to his first number one album The Predator to his later releases like Laugh Now, Cry Later, here are the rankings for Ice Cube’s first week album sales.

Everythang’s Corrupt

Released: December 7, 2018

Label: Lench Mob, Interscope

First week album sales: 14,000

Billboard 200 position: 62

Singles: “Everythang’s Corrupt”, “Good Cop, Bad Cop”, “Arrest the President”, “That New Funkadelic”

I Am the West

Released: September 28, 2010

Label: Lench Mob, EMI

First week album sales: 22,000

Billboard 200 position: 22

Singles: “I Rep That West”, “Drink the Kool-Aid”, “She Couldn’t Make It on Her Own”, “Too West Coast”

Raw Footage

Released: August 19, 2008

Label: Lench Mob, EMI

First week album sales: 70,000

Billboard 200 position: 5

Singles: “Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It”, “Do Ya Thang”, “Why Me?”

Death Certificate

Released: October 29, 1991

Label: Lench Mob, Priority

First week album sales: 105,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “Steady Mobbin'”, “True to the Game”

Laugh Now, Cry Later

Released: June 6, 2006

Label: Lench Mob, EMI

First week album sales: 144,000

Billboard 200 position: 4

Singles: “Why We Thugs”, “Go to Church”

War & Peace Vol. 1

Released: November 17, 1998

Label: Lench Mob, Priority

First week album sales: 180,000

Billboard 200 position: 7

Singles: “Pushin’ Weight”, “F*ck Dying”

War & Peace Vol. 2

Released: March 21, 2000

Label: Lench Mob, Priority

First week album sales: 185,000

Billboard 200 position: 3

Singles: “You Can Do It”, “Until We Rich”, “Hello”

The Predator

Released: November 17, 1992

Label: Lench Mob, Priority

First week album sales: 193,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Wicked”, “It Was a Good Day”, “Check Yo Self”

Lethal Injection

Released: December 7, 1993

Label: Lench Mob, Priority

First week album sales: 215,000

Billboard 200 position: 5

Singles: “Really Doe”, “You Know How We Do It”, “Bop Gun (One Nation)”

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