Who Sang The Birth? Ice Cube

Ice Cube Death Certificate cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1991-10-29
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Gangsta/Conscious
length: 1:22
producer: Ice Cube and Sir Jinx
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Lyrics

[Heart monitor beeps in the background]

[Interlude:]
[Operator:] Dr. Bruce, telephone please, Dr. Bruce, telephone, please. [footsteps]
[Mother:] [screaming] [crying]
[Nurse:] C'mon. C'mon, honey, push a little harder. It's not all that bad
[Doctor:] I see the head...
[Mother:] [screaming] [crying]
[Doctor:] Push! Push!
[Nurse:] C'mon!
[Doctor:] C'mon...push!
[Nurse:] C'mon, honey!
[Doctor:] PUSH!
[Newborn:] [crying]
[Doctor:] It's a boy. [beat starts]

[Dr. Khalid Muhammad:]
The black man and black woman have no FURTHER!
No beginning and no ending...BEFORE Alpha, and AFTER Omega!
History and historians'll record...
The black father and mother of morality, medicine, music and mathematics
The father and mother of all the nation of religion, philosophy, art, science and civilization!
NO FURTHER!
All they can say about the black man...
Is he WAS, he IS, and he SHALL BE!
Before HIM there were none
And after HIM, there will be NO MORE!
Before we can make a way for the peace maker...
We must KILL, and get rid, of the peace breaker. [beat fades-out]


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Funeral
  • 2 The Wrong Nigga to Fuck Wit
  • 3 My Summer Vacation
  • 4 Steady Mobbin’
  • 5 Robin Lench
  • 6 Givin’ Up the Nappy Dug Out
  • 7 Look Who’s Burnin’
  • 8 A Bird in the Hand
  • 9 Man’s Best Friend
  • 10 Alive on Arrival
  • 11 Death
  • 12 The Birth
  • 13 I Wanna Kill Sam
  • 14 Horny Lil’ Devil
  • 15 Black Korea
  • 16 True to the Game
  • 17 Color Blind
  • 18 Doing Dumb Shit
  • 19 Us
  • 20 No Vaseline

  • Release information
    label: Priority Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 049925715521
    script: Latin