Gangsta rap legend/family film star Ice Cube will release his long-delayed album 'I Am the West' this fall.

"Mark it on your calender. Sept. 28th is the new release date for 'I AM THE WEST,'" Cube wrote, before hinting at a music video for his controversial new song 'Drink the Kool-Aid,' which allegedly name-checks Eminem and Dr. Dre. "I'm still droppin' song after song so look for 'Drink the Kool-Aid' later this month. I want to give you the song wit visuals," Cube explained.

As for the declarative title, back in February, when he first revealed the name of the album to be 'I Am the West,' Cube explained it as the perfect summation of his craft. "This s--- is cocky, no apologies, West Coast gangsta s---. I can't help it. That's what I do. June seems too tight for a release, but July is very doable. We'll see how things go."

Clearly things went slowly.