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Ice-T (1991)

Interview by 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.

File format: mp3; file size: 58.2mb, interview length: 1h 00' 26" sound quality: ****

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Live Review by Jack Barron, New Musical Express, 11 February 1989


Ice-T, Donald D, Everlast, Spinmasters: Top Rank, Brighton

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 3 February 1990

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Review by Jeff Lorez, Blues & Soul, 30 April 1991

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Ice-T: O.G. Original Gangster (Sire)

Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 25 May 1991

FOR ALL the descriptions of graphic violence, sexism and general anti-establishment stances, Ice-T is a committed moralist at heart. Not for nothing did he portray ...

Ice-T: The Code of Many Colors

Interview by Mark Rowland, Musician, August 1991

ON THE cover of Ice-T's new record, O.G. Original Gangster are two photos. In the first he's wearing a tuxedo, standing against a backdrop of ...


Interview by Andy Gill, Q, September 1991

IN WHAT MUST HAVE been a classic, once-in-a-lifetime meeting of the Ts, Ice-T once taught Mr T to rap. You remember Mr T: burly black ...

Power To The Peebles

Interview by Ben Thompson, New Musical Express, 7 September 1991

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Ice-T and Body Count: The Paradise, Boston

Live Review by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 24 February 1992

Ice-T proves street-smart — and stupid ...

'Looza Takes All

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Ice-T: Crap Killer

Interview by Mark Rowland, Musician, January 1993

LET'S BEGIN with Ice-T'S Top Seven reasons for pulling 'Cop Killer' off the shelves: ...

Ice-T: Rebel with a cause

Interview by Frank Broughton, i-D, March 1993

When Ice-T was witch-hunted by the American establishment over his 'Cop Killer' song last year, he changed from LA gangster rapper to hip hop elder ...

Ice-T: "Bring Me The Head of Charlton Heston"

Interview by Angus Batey, New Musical Express, 13 March 1993

America's most wanted... public enemy one... ICE-T's reputation is just about as real as he wants it to get right now. Ever since the 'Cop ...

Ice-T's Declaration of Independence

Report and Interview by Alan Light, Rolling Stone, 18 March 1993

The truth behind his split with Time Warner ...

Ice-T: Home Invasion (Rhyme Syndicate)

Review by David Bennun, Melody Maker, 20 March 1993


Ice-T: Ice on Ice

Interview by Jeff Lorez, Blues & Soul, 27 April 1993

In this face to face interview conducted at his home in Beverly Hills, Ice-T talks to Jeff Lorez about the man behind the notorious myth... ...

Ice-T: Home Invasion (Virgin/Rhyme Syndicate)

Review by Andy Gill, Q, May 1993

ICE-T'S FIFTH album – his first post-riot record and, more importantly, his first following the 'Cop Killer' brouhaha and his subsequent departure from Sire – ...

Ice-T and Andrew Dice Clay: Ice and Dice

Interview by Mark Petracca, Creem, June 1993

No, not just another Friday the 13th film. Just a state of mind. ...

Ice hits meltdown — Ice-T & Body Count: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 27 December 1993

Macho rapper Ice-T goes all soft and squishy at Brixton Academy ...

Ice-T: Sold on Ice

Interview by Rob Tannenbaum, GQ, March 1994

Never at a loss for words, gangsta rapper Ice-T has taken the literary plunge and produced a provocative manifesto, modestly titled The Ice Opinion ...

Ice-T: Seine In The Membrane

Interview by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 12 November 1994

It's not all being grim and Malcolm X when you're ICE-T. You also get to go on the road with your mates, play metal and ...

Ice-T (1991) [transcript]

Audio transcript of interview by Andy Gill, Rock's Backpages transcripts, Summer 1994

This is a transcript of Andy's audio interview with Ice-T. Listen to the audio of this interview. ...

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Review by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 25 May 1996

We like ICE-T, rap's renaissance man. He doesn't give a shit ...

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Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 1 June 1996


Ice-T: Subterania, London

Live Review by Dave Simpson, Melody Maker, 1 June 1996


Invisible Jukebox: Ice-T

Interview by Mike Barnes, The Wire, July 1996

Every month we play a musician a series of records which they're asked to identify and comment on — with no prior knowledge of what ...

Iceberg Slim: The Best-Selling Pimp Remembered By His Widow

Retrospective and Interview by James Maycock, Pride, June 2001

"YOU SEE, pimping's big business," growled an experienced pimp to Goldie, his aspiring protégé in the classic 1970's film, The Mack. Concluding his informal lecture, the ...

Ice-T: "I don't hate cops – I hate racists"

Interview by Ian Winwood, Daily Telegraph, 13 March 2020

ON SEPTEMBER 30th, 1992, Ice-T performed a concert with his metal band Body Count at the Jack Adams Stadium in San Diego. On a bill ...

see also Body Count


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