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AUDIO: Ice-T (1991)

Andy Gill, Rock's Backpages audio, Summer 1991

The erstwhile Tracy Marrow talks about acting in movies; his gang roots; pioneering West Coast gangsta rap and telling the truth about black L.A.; still rapping though no longer in the hood; his Body Count thrash-metal band and the Black roots of rock'n'roll; "the intoxicating values of gangs"; white kids listening to rap, and America's need to separate the races.

Read a transcript of this interview.


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