After moving to south central Los Angeles to live with an aunt, he became involved with inner city crime and hustling. His talent for rhyme saved him from a life on the streets, and in he released his debut album, Rhyme Pays. In the s, Ice-T became famous for his controversial political songs like "Cop Killer.
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View Product Details. Don't have an account? Sign Up. His persona poems shook the airwaves and scared conservatives, but his MC skills were not to be fucked with. Ice was ahead of his time with this one, embracing the N word in song and spitting in the face of stereotypes with a strong Black voice, adding to the discussion of identity politics. The anti-police-brutality anthem sparked protests across America, almost causing Warner Bros. The recording came hot on the heels of the Rodney King riots, the song was pulled from the reissue, and Warner Bros. Ice-T left the label amid the controversy and Body Count released their next album on Virgin Records. His lyricism is on full display in the title track of his second album. The record made waves as much for its content as its cover image of his then-girlfriend Darlene Ortiz in a cut-out swimsuit, wielding a shotgun, with the flipside showing her backside.
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Original Gangster The collection begins with "6 'n The Mornin'," the song that helped get Ice-T signed to a major label in Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Skip to main content. Arrives: Sep 10 - In Stock. Add to Cart. Secure transaction.
Ice T is one of the true icons of Hip Hop. Active in the game since , he became one of the pioneers of gangsta rap. The difference between Ice T and most of the countless gangsta poseurs that would follow in his wake is that Ice T always had an air of authenticity AND that he not just glorified the gangsta lifestyle. He always had that extra layer of humor and intelligence to set him apart from the rest — with the ultimate message that a gangsta life will most likely end badly exactly the reason he got out early and went into music. He built an impressive career with some excellent records by just being hard and real, without having to try to be. Despite his mainstream acting career and celebrity status, he effortlessly retains full Hip Hop credibility — precisely by always being authentic, true to himself and to the game. It has to be said though that especially his seventh album Seventh Deadly Sin is supremely underrated and slept on, and probably should have had one or two tracks on this list too. Original Gangster. Another one of the many stand-out tracks from O.