Ice Cube knew exactly what he was doing with the title of his solo-debut masterpiece-equating the U.S. to the Ku Klux Klan isn't something you take lightly. Cube began to turn the gangsta-rap rage from his N.W.A. days outward to mainstream America, and he knew the pushback would be serious. He was right: A year later, the state of Oregon banned retailers from even showing the image of the self-proclaimed "nigga you love to hate."
8. Ice Cube, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (1990)