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Friday, March 3, 2023 – American rapper, Ice-T, who is taken into account one of many pioneers of the hip-hop style that will be dubbed gangsta rap within the Eighties, has slammed modern-day rappers, branding them ‘smooth’ and ‘goofy.’
Ice-T, whose actual identify is Tracy Marrow, is a former New York gang member, who took over the music scene together with his hard-hitting avenue type within the Eighties and ’90s with songs like “6 within the Mornin’” and “New Jack Hustler.”
In 1991, he additionally co-founded the heavy metallic band Physique Depend, which in 1992 launched the vastly controversial music “Cop Killer.”
Ice-T continues to work with Physique Depend right now, however has just one solo album for the reason that flip of the century, 2006’s “Gangsta Rap.”
When requested why he hadn’t made a solo album since 2006 throughout an interview with Selection, the Legislation & Order: Particular Victims Unit star revealed he simply doesn’t join with modern-day rappers and hip-hop.
‘The music received goofy to me. The children began trying bizarre. All of it was one thing I wasn’t comfy with,’ he stated of his aversion to creating one other solo rap report.
‘There was some extent the place I used to be promoting tons of information, then it cooled off. I felt a sure means. Then I noticed Public Enemy, Rakim, Huge Daddy Kane, and Wu-Tang Clan weren’t promoting information, both. There was a paradigm shift.’
He went on to admit: ‘These youngsters received softer, and smooth will not be one thing I’m capable of give audiences. The primary phrase in hip-hop is “hip” so how one thing stays hip for over 10 years is tough.’
Eager to reap the benefits of the alternatives that had been being offered to him on the time, Ice-T received into the performing sport on the top of his reign as a rapper.
‘I by no means wished to behave. I used to be prepared to show it down as a result of they wished me to play a cop, on the identical time I’m placing out an album referred to as “OG.” Are you kidding me? Play a cop? However my mates had been like “Motherf***er, if you happen to flip this down, you’re a real-life sucker.” So, I did it. I didn’t know I used to be going to achieve success at it,’ he admitted.