Ice-T Rhyme Pays on 180g LP
Before Ice-T's success acting in film and television made him a formidable prime-time presence, the artist was a major innovative force in hip-hop. Recognized for his vivid lyrics about inner-city violence, the rapper broke out in 1987, earning a gold record with his debut Rhyme Pays, as well as major acclaim for "Colors," the title song he wrote for Dennis Hopper's film about L.A. gangs. Between 1986 and 1991, Ice recorded four albums for Warner Bros. Records, including the West Coast rap classics Power and O.G. Original Gangster. Putting West Coast rap on the map, Rhyme Pays was the first hip hop album to include a Parental Advisory warning label and is home to the title track which samples Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" and "Make It Funky" which samples the James Brown song of the same name.
Ice-T Rhyme Pays Track Listing:
1. Intro/Rhyme Pays
2. 6 'N The Mornin'
3. Make It Funky
4. Somebody Gotta Do It (Pimpin' Ain't Easy)
6. I Love Ladies
9. Squeeze The Trigger