Verdict: 4/5 stars

Rap icon Ice Cube put naysayers to shame as he made a triumphant return to Glasgow on Tuesday night.

The legendary multi-hyphenate took the OVO Hydro crowd on a journey through 30 years of hip-hop without missing a beat.

Sharing his love for the city, the West Coast rapper said: "It's going to be hard to get me off this stage tonight man.

"It's going to be hard. You know why?

"I love how y'all do it out here in Glasgow man.

"I like the attitude you know what I'm saying? I like the attitude.

"You know I'm a n**** wit an attitude so I learned the attitude out here in Glasgow.

"Y'all don't take no shit out here and I like that.

"Y'all don't take no shit out here and I like that.

"I like how y'all do it out here and that's all I'm saying.”

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After kicking off his set with What Is A Pyroclastic Flow, he was soon joined on stage by Westside Connection collaborator WC who helped him psyche up the audience for the duration of his set.

The pair delivered well-rehearsed banter throughout, seamlessly leading revellers from one song to the next.

The High Rollers: Volume 1 tour was meant to feature Cyprus Hill and The Game but D12 was added to the bill after The Game was forced to pull out at the last minute.

Ice Cube addressed the last minute change before treating audiences to one of his best known hits.

Glasgow Times:

He said: “Our government are always f***ing with the game, but we’re going to give you some of this California love, you know what I'm saying?

“We’re going to make sure you go home and have a good time tonight.

“Now I know what some of you were thinking when you bought your ticket.

"You were like, okay, The Game, Cypress Hill. We want to thank D12 for showing up, you know what I'm saying? Salute to D12.

“But then you said Ice Cube? Ice Cube? Can he still get on the mic and do what you like? That's the question.

“Can he still get on the mic and do what you like? That's the question.

“Now check this out. Some of ya’ll thought I was doing too many movies.

"Some of y'all thought I was worried about basketball.

"And some of y'all were concerned, can Ice Cube still get on the mic after 35 years and give you what you like?

"If anybody that was doubting, if anybody had a hint of trepidation, I got one thing to say to your a**.

"If you didn't think I could come here and rock this stage tonight I got one thing to say to say to your a**.

"You better check yourself before you wreck yourself.”

Glasgow Times:

Performed in front of a series of clips from Cube's top Hollywood films, the rap giant proved he still has the skills and sense of humour that his fans adore.

The 54-year-old had a great rapport with fans and confirmed a lot of care and rehearsal was put into the show.

With a stellar performance of "old school classic Ice Cube s***" alongside top hits, the icon has still got it.