Happy 60th Birthday to Ice-T, Born February 16, 1958
called "Body Count" recorded with Ice-T's band of the same name. Ice-T took the band out on tour ' II: Electric Boogaloo as he was trying to establish a career. Ice-T finally landed a major-label Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Ice-T’s musical legacy and share your personal memories of him with us. Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Ice-T’s musical legacy and share your personal Happy 60th Birthday to Ice-T, Born February 16, 1958 the leading figures of Californian hip-hop in the '80s, Ice-T was born in Newark, NJ, then moved to lyrically and musically, with more incisive lyrics, than anything he had previously released. Ice-T formed Ice-T
SOUNDTRACK SALUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of the Music From ‘New Jack City’
pure adrenaline on wax and remains one of co-star Ice-T’s finest moments across his storied career Featuring Ice-T, Johnny Gill, Guy, Keith Sweat, and Troop & LeVert with Queen Latifah, the
Happy Birthday to MC Eiht, Born May 22, 1971
to nationwide recognition at the dawn of the '90s. CMW followed the lead of Ice-T and fellow Compton issued on Techno Hop, home to crucial early cuts by Ice-T and King Tee, the group signed to Orpheus
LEST WE FORGET: Revisiting Intelligent Hoodlum’s Eponymous Debut Album ‘Intelligent Hoodlum’ (1990)
listeners of the pimp and gang sub-cultures. Right around the time Ice Cube broke off from N.W.A and considered “conscious” and gave us knowledge-of-self lyrics while Too $hort and Ice-T enlightened
PLAYLIST: Portrait of the Artist Volume 20 – People Under The Stairs
LAPD’s Batterram. That gave way to artists like Ice-T and N.W.A rhyming about the harsh realities of
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of 2Pac’s ‘Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z...’
and calling for peace and an end to racial discrimination and police brutality the next. It’s a thin Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Above the Law, and Compton's Most Wanted, among others. But 2Pac was right there line to walk, but like Ice Cube before him, an obvious influence, few did it better. The fire in . Next up is “Last Wordz,” a highlight by virtue of guest appearances from Ice Cube and Ice-T. The
ALBUM REVIEW: MURS Delves Deep on Inspired ‘A Strange Journey Into the Unimaginable’
always been one of hip-hop’s truly gifted storytellers, functioning as a mix of Ice Cube and the integral to his mental development. He raps, “Ice Cube, Brotha J and Ice T / These are the professors
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Prince’s ‘Love Symbol’ Album
was hitting the airwaves spearheaded by N.W.A and the Ice-T fronted Body Count, Prince decided to
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Scarface’s Debut Album ‘Mr. Scarface is Back’
tries to balance the good with the bad. Ice-T was good at creating songs like this throughout his
Threat’s Debut (and Only) Album ‘Sickinnahead’ Turns 25 | An Anniversary Retrospective
. Ice Cube spearheads the Barbershop franchise and makes movies with Kevin Hart. Snoop Dogg released for nearly the entire Death Row roster, in addition to Ice Cube and his affiliates, as well as many Los Angeles, longtime friends with producer DJ Pooh. He first appeared on record in ’91 on Ice Cube’s headphones than gangsta rap ever brought him. Ice-T has been playing a cop on TV for close to 20 years best song that Ice Cube never recorded. Here a frustrated Threat catalogueing his grievances against
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Tim Dog’s Debut Album ‘Penicillin on Wax’
dissing Eazy? ’Cause that boy ain’t shit / Chew him in tobacco and spit him in shit / I’ll crush Ice N.W.A to task, issuing the harshest and most prolonged tongue-lashing this side of Ice Cube’s “No Cube, I’m cool as Ice-T / but N.W.A ain’t shit to me!” He later belittles LA’s continued gang Vaseline.” The album’s intro is a send-up of the intro to N.W.A’s Efil4zaggin (1991), complete with Tim
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 30 Years of Boogie Down Productions’ Debut Album ‘Criminal Minded’
straightforward as any track by Ice-T or Schooly-D, as KRS bucks down the ill-fated Peter after Peter was
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Kool G Rap & DJ Polo’s ‘Live and Let Die’
is joined by Houston homies Scarface and Bushwick Bill, as well as Southern California O.G. Ice Cube . The guest appearances are fitting, given the clear influence the music of Cube and the Geto Boys ” controversy, stemming from the infamous song recorded by the Ice-T fronted heavy metal act Body Count . Sonically, it sounds like a clone of Ice Cube’s “The Product,” another track that Sir Jinx produced
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Compton’s Most Wanted’s ‘Music to Driveby’
turntables. Mike T pairs vocal scratches from “Fuck Compton” with samples of vocals from Ice Cube and released September 29, 1992. Gangsta Rap may have been created by artists like Ice-T, N.W.A, and King KRS-One to commit a scratch thrashing. Tim Dog catches more blows on “Another Victim,” an up-tempo yet
N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Turns 30 | An Anniversary Retrospective
Ice-T, among others. But it is accurate to say that with Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A took gangsta influential industry mogul and the most recognizable hip-hop producer ever. It helped make Ice Cube the
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of King T’s ‘Tha Triflin’ Album’
Akin to the drunken cousin of Ice Cube’s 1991 album ‘Death Certificate,’ King T’s third studio raunch. King T teams up with Ice Cube and Deadly Threat to explore the flipside of seeking female Triflin’ Album is like the drunken cousin of Ice Cube’s Death Certificate, in both sound and feel themes, serious and otherwise. Both King T and Ice Cube are gifted storytellers, but King T also has
INTERVIEW: Mr. Lif & Akrobatik Revive The Perceptionists, Restore Our Faith in Hip-Hop
you find that they’re receptive to the older stuff? Ak: Absolutely. We listen to Ice-T, Public Enemy
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