Q (1/94, p.97) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...another series of compelling ghetto portraits....It [has] a beautifully sustained mood of bleakly romantic despair..."
NME (Magazine) (12/4/93, p.27) - 7 - Very Good - "...LETHAL INJECTION is the thickest, widest sound he's achieved yet--an intoxicating P-Funk brew..."
Personnel includes: Ice Cube (rap vocals); George Clinton (vocals); K-Dee.
Producers include: Sir Jinx, Laylaw & Derrick McDowell, QD III, Brian G, Ice Cube.
Audio Mixers: Donovan Sound; Ray Silva; Darryl Dobson; QDIII; Rob Chiarelli; Sir Jinx; Bob Morse .
Recording information: Echo Sound; Skip Taylor's; Westlake studios.
Photographer: Daniel Arsenault.
In 1993, Ice Cube released his third solo album, LETHAL INJECTION. By this time, the dominance of the West Coast rap scene had started to fade, as East Coast hip-hop artists like the Wu Tang Clan and the Notorious B.I.G. started to pull listeners away from the left coast. Hanging tough, Ice Cube released another masterful performance with LETHAL INJECTION. Tracks like "You Know How We Do It" and "Ghetto Bird" are deep-rooted in the classic West Coast sound and bounce. Filled with funk and smooth synth pads, LETHAL INJECTION is an album sometimes overlooked in the lengthy career of Ice Cube. Check out "Bop Gun (One Nation)," on which funk master George Clinton himself makes an appearance. Some of the album's other excellent tracks include "Make It Ruff, Make It Smooth" (featuring K-Dee), "Really Doe," and "Down for Whatever."