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Interscope Records has signed West Coast rap icon Ice Cube, a pioneering voice in the gangsta rap genre who broke ground with NWA two decades ago and after leaving the group, sold over 10 million records on his own as a solo artist with classic albums like AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, Death Certificate and Lethal Injection.

We are thrilled to announce that Ice Cube has joined the Interscope family. 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,” states John Janick, Chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M.

The first project under the deal will be a 25th Anniversary edition of Cube's iconic second album. Death Certificate: 25 Anniversary Edition will drop on 6/9, and the re-release will feature three new songs, “Only One Me,” “Dominate The Weak,” along with the lead single, “Good Cop, Bad Cop.”

Twenty-five years later, Cube maintains the album’s relevance. “Sadly, our community is dealing with many of the same issues,” he says. “I only hope that young millennials feeling powerless in the ’hood can channel their own anger and frustration by listening to this record.”

Death Certificate: 25 Anniversary Edition will be available for pre-order on 6/2 and one of the brand new songs, “Only One Me,” will be made available for early download as an instant grat track.