According to Billboard, On Thursday (May 25), Interscope Records announced the signing of the West Coast legend to their label.
“We are thrilled to announce that Ice Cube has joined the Interscope family,” states John Janick, Chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M in a press release. I hate when labels say they are a family. The minute an artist gets disillusioned and or starts to ask proper accounting of their money, it’s strictly business and that family crap goes out the window. Just look at Lil Wayne’s and Birdman’s situation. The Janick goes on to say “He’s obviously one of the legendary figures in hip-hop…that’s a massive statement on its own, but he’s so much more than that. Cube has an incredible body of work, and as a fan I’m honored to welcome him to the label.”
The first project that will come out under Cube’s new deal will be the 25th anniversary of his sophomore album Death Certificate. Released in 1992, the controversial project was lauded for its candor and sheer aggression. Death Certificate: 25 Anniversary Edition will drop June 9 with three new songs, including “Only One Me,” “Dominate the Weak” and “Good Cop, Bad Cop.” The latter will serve as the lead single. Pre-orders for the album will begin June 2.