The Predator
The Predator
Studio album by Ice Cube


17 November 1992




Echo Sound (Glendale, California) and The Hit Factory (New York City, New York)


Hip hop






DJ Muggs, DJ Pooh, Ice Cube (also exec.), Mr. Woody, Pocketts, Rashad, Sir Jinx, Torcha Chamba

Ice Cube chronology


Death Certificate (1991)


Lethal Injection (1993)

The Predator is the third studio album by American rapper Ice Cube, released in 1992 on Priority Records. It was released within months of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and many songs comment on the racial tensions following this event. 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, it is Ice Cube's best-selling album, reaching double platinum status in the United States. The Predator includes his most well-known single, "It Was a Good Day". The album is his only number one album on the Billboard 200 to date, selling 193,000 copies in its first week. It has since sold 2,400,000 copies to date.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "The First Day of School (Intro)" - - Ice Cube 1:20
2. "When Will They Shoot?" Ice Cube Jackson DJ Pooh, Bobcat, Ice Cube 4:36
3. "I'm Scared (Insert)" - - Ice Cube 1:32
4. "Wicked" Ice Cube Jackson, Jaguar Torcha Chamba, Ice Cube 3:55
5. "Now I Gotta Get 'Cha" Ice Cube Jackson, Muggerud Ice Cube, DJ Muggs 4:03
6. "The Predator" Ice Cube Jackson DJ Pooh 4:03
7. "It Was a Good Day" Ice Cube Jackson DJ Pooh 4:19
8. "We Had to Tear This Mothafucka Up" Ice Cube Jackson, Muggerud DJ Muggs 4:23
9. "Fuck 'Em (Insert)" - - Sir Jinx 2:02
10. "Dirty Mack" Ice Cube Jackson Mr. Woody 4:34
11. "Don't Trust 'Em" Ice Cube Jackson Rashad, Ice Cube, DJ Pooh 4:06
12. "Gangsta's Fairytale 2" Ice Cube Jackson Pocketts, Ice Cube 3:19
13. "Check Yo Self" Ice Cube, Das EFX Jackson, Muggerud DJ Muggs, Ice Cube 3:42
14. "Who Got the Camera?" Ice Cube Jackson Sir Jinx 4:37
15. "Integration (Insert)" - - Ice Cube 2:31
16. "Say Hi to the Bad Guy" Ice Cube Jackson Sir Jinx 3:19
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