Days Spent in the Company of Vinyl: #3: Ice-T: The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech

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Probably my favourite of all Ice T’s albums for its grit and lyrical prowess.

Released in ’89, Iceberg tackles mostly the subject of censorship and moves away from the “gangsta rap” feel of his earlier (and latter) albums. The Dead Kennedys’ Jello Biafra on one of the tracks; and there’s a hilarious rock-rap fusion in the name of ‘The Girl Tried to Kill Me’, to name a few highlights.

The cover sees an animated Ice getting jammed by guns from three angles. This is the second best of all Ice-T album covers, after 1987’s POWER, if you ask me.

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