Laugh Now, Cry Later


Laugh Now, Cry Later is the seventh studio album by American rapper, Ice Cube. Laugh Now, Cry Later was released on June 9, 2006 through Lench Mob Records.[1] It was the first album that was released through his independently owned record label. It is also Ice Cube's first studio album in six years.

Laugh Now, Cry Later
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 9, 2006
GenreWest Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
LabelLench Mob (U.S.)
72914 (CD)
ProducerIce Cube (exec.), Lil Jon, Scott Storch, The Hitmen, Swizz Beatz, DJ Green Lantern, Emile, Warren G, Hallway Productionz, Bud'da, Sketch, Laylaw & D-Mac
Ice Cube chronology
''War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)

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Laugh Now, Cry Later ''Raw Footage

The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200.[2] Laugh Now, Cry Later was certified Gold by the RIAA which is uncommon for an album that was released through an independent label.[3]


No. TitleProducer(s) Length
1. "Definition of a West Coast G" (Intro)  0:14
2. "Why We Thugs"  Scott Storch 3:45
3. "Smoke Some Weed"  Bud'da 3:46
4. "Dimes & Nicks (A Call From Mike Epps)"    1:06
5. "Child Support"  Hallway Productionz 4:01
6. "2 Decades Ago" (skit)  0:14
7. "Doin' What It 'Posed 2Do"  Emile 4:07
8. "Laugh Now, Cry Later"  Sean C 3:36
9. "Stop Snitchin'"  Swizz Beatz 3:15
10. "Go to Church" (featuring Snoop Dogg and Lil Jon)Lil Jon 4:00
11. "The Nigga Trap"  DJ Green Lantern 3:48
12. "A History of Violence" (skit)  1:09
13. "Growin' Up"  Laylaw & D-Mac 3:53
14. "Click, Clack, Get Back!"  Emile 3:09
15. "The Game Lord"  Hallway Productionz 4:09
16. "Chrome & Paint" (featuring WC)Bud'da 3:27
17. "Steal the Show"  Scott Storch 4:12
18. "You Gotta Lotta That" (featuring Snoop Dogg)Lil Jon 4:06
19. "Spittin' Pollaseeds" (featuring WC and Kokane)Laylaw & D-Mac 5:04
20. "Holla @ Cha Boy"  Lil Jon 3:30


  1. "iTunes - Music - Laugh Now, Cry Later by Ice Cube". iTunes. Retrieved 2014-11-15.
  2. "Laugh Now, Cry Later - Ice Cube - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-11-15.
  3. "Laugh Now, Cry Later RIAA certification". RIAA. Retrieved 2014-11-15.

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