Saturday, September 15, 2007

Ice-T: The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What You Say

Say what you will about Ice-T, whether it's a street poet or sellout poser. I was very fond of The Iceberg in the nineties and this particular album I think is his one moment of true greatness lyrically, even with the nonsensical jive of "The Girl Tried to Kill Me." But at least it opens with a soundbyte of "Black Sabbath" and at this point in time, Ice-T was all over the governement and the bureaucracy as much as he was about telling young pimps to stay off the streets and would-be rappers to stay low and build your rep first instead of going for the fast buck career suicide. This cover especially hit the right nerve, just as Boyz 'n the Hood, New Jersey Drive and Menace II Society would wake up White America. There's not much I need to say about the cover, other than if you're a racist, leave your opinion to yourself.


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