LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Rapper/actor Ice Cube is preparing to launch an independent label with his seventh solo album, "Laugh Now, Cry Later."
The 18-track album will hit stores June 6 under Lench Mob Records, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
"Why We Thugs" will be the lead single and the video to be produced by Scott Storch, will be shot later this month, Billboard said.
The rapper also said he will hit the road for the first time in years starting with a concert April 19 in Anaheim, Calif.
Ice Cube's last studio album was the 2000 "War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)," which has sold 992,000 domestic copies.