Today In Hip-Hop: Ice-T Releases ‘The Iceberg/Freedom Of Speech’

On this day, October 10, in hip-hop history... 1989: After encountering censorship problems while on tour, Ice-T was inspired to create his grittiest album to date. The result was 1989's The Iceberg/Freedom Of Speech...Just Watch What You Say!, an album dedicated to the frustrations Ice was feeling against the backlash of gangster rap's would-be censors in the 1980s. Produced primarily by Bronx producer/DJ Afrika Islam, the album features Ice lashing out at the critics of gangster rap music of the time. "Shut Up, Be Happy" sets the tone of the record with punk rock icon Jello Biafra delivering a spoken word intro ...

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