Ice Cube Releases "Laugh Now, Cry Later"
Laugh Now, Cry Later is the seventh studio album by rapper Ice Cube, released on June 6, 2006.
It is Ice Cube's first album to be released on his independently owned record label Lench Mob Records and his first studio album in six years. After spending the previous six years mainly doing movie projects, it could be considered a comeback album. The album debuted in the top five selling 144,000 copies in the first week.
Unlike Cube's previous album War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc), Laugh Now Cry Later features only a handful of collaborations. These include songs with West Coast rappers Snoop Dogg, and WC, as well as Southern rapper Lil Jon. Laugh Now, Cry Later was preceded by the street single and accompanying video "Chrome & Paint". The first official single was the Scott Storch produced "Why We Thugs." The follow-up single, released in late June 2006, is the song "Go to Church", featuring Snoop Dogg and Lil Jon. The third single released from the album was the promo-only Steal the Show.