Ice-T, a real 'OG' from the 80's has returned to reclaim his title as the Original Gangster. Ice-T has been spitting hardcore gangsta raps since they began.
Ice-T took a long break from the rap game and started acting in movies. I have never been a big fan of Ice-T, but for some reason I decided to check out his latest album.
After an intro, 'Don't Hate the Playa' kicks in. It's an average track about how people shouldn't playa hate. It isn't one of the LP's best though. Another example of a weaker track is 'NY, NY.' It has Ice-T talking about how he rocks from LA to New York, this is a pretty slow track which really doesn't exhibit Ice-T's skills as much as other tracks on this LP do.
The LP does feature a host of really impressive tracks including 'Check Your Game' (featuring King Tee), 'Get Your Money Man' and 'Fuck It' featuring really impressive guest appearances by El Sadiq and Powerlord JEL.
There are a lot of guests on the album. Including Buckshot, J Mac, El Sadiq, Powelord JEL, Radzay, Bazaro and more. Buckshot, the general of the Boot Camp Click, joins T on the track 'Eye Of the Storm' where the two emcees both spit some dope rhymes over a real nice beat.
The title track is also a posse cut. 'The 7th' features Marc Live and well known underground west coast artists; Tash and Ras Kass. This is easily one of the LP's tightest tracks.
The album was surprisingly dope, the beats were, on the whole, solid. And even though Ice T isn't all that lyrically, he rhymes in a faw form. If you have the cash, buy this album. If not, don't hate the playa hate the game.