Monday 6 June 2016

O.G Danny Glover

"Fully strapped, always packed
Go to the library and get some more ammo, y'know what I'm sayin'?"

Ice-T - Lethal Weapon
(From The Iceberg Video VHS tape; 1989)

* Rakim made it a hot line, Ice-T made it a hot song with a fully fleshed-out concept. Tracy was a human gun long before Organized Konfusion or Nas.

* Lethal Weapon was Ice's last track with the nasty synthesizer steez which typified at least 50% of his late '80s output. After that he went back to the sound's essence and sampled John Carpenter's shit, while both Oakland and Memphis picked up on his former sound and ran with it in very different directions.

* Ice-'s outfit during the video's intro might be the missing link between Mike Muir-hesher and Tyler The Creator-hipster.

* There can never be enough rap videos where members of the lead rapper's posse pretend to play instruments on stage. See: Lord Finesse et al's Actual Facts for the form's apex.


hotbox said...

Ice is also pretending to read in the dim light with dark shades on. Someone should make a gif of him at the end pounding the concrete library sign and then pointing to his brain

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

The bit where he's holding the fake brain in his hand >>>>> every season of The Walking Dead.

Yeldarb said...

Darlene dancing!!

Fred said...

Ice-T = Rap Game Bad Brains / Black Sabbath / Slayer (pick your choice) aka the one guy who figured it all A 1000 light years before any other band had any clue. If Refused wasn't such a pile of wanking garbage, I'd say Ice pretty much molded The Shape Of Rap To Come.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...