Ice-T Credits Geto Boys' Scarface For Inspiring 'Grown Man' Raps For Potential Solo Album

HipHop News Posted on July 21, 2021 at 4:11pm

Ice-T Credits Geto Boys' Scarface For Inspiring 'Grown Man' Raps For Potential Solo Album

The gangsta rap pioneer also talks to HipHopDX about his forthcoming Body Count album 'Merciless.'

Exclusive – Ice-T hasn’t released a proper solo album since 2006 when he dropped the aptly titled Gangsta Rap. But that doesn’t mean Hip Hop’s Original Gangster has been resting on his laurels.

Between his recurring role as Detective NYPD Detective/Sergeant Odafin Tutuola on NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and making Grammy Award-winning albums with his heavy metal band Body Count, the 63-year-old rap legend has been tirelessly at work on television commercials, hosting shows such as Oxygen’s In Cold Blood and being a father to his 5-year-old daughter Chanel Nicole who bares a striking resemblance to her famous father.

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But at his core, Ice-T will always be an MC. During an interview with HipHopDX, the “6 In The Morning” mastermind spoke on the possibility of another solo rap record and credited the Geto Boys’ Scarface for inspiring him to rap again.

“You never say never,” he said. “It’s just a matter of the right things happening because I want to do one with Scarface. Scarface did Deeply Rooted and I love Deeply Rooted. I said, Scarface, ‘I need you to produce me an album.’ And he’s like, ‘Oh, I’ll make the whole album.’ So that’s the kind of situation that needs to happen and the timing needs to be right.

“And I’ll go in-studio with somebody I respect and knock out an album. But like I was saying with Body Count, the shit is all vibes and timing. And it’s like I’ll hear somebody else’s record and be like I’m ready to fucking rap.”

Deeply Rooted — Scarface’s 11th studio album — arrived in 2015 and boasted features from Akon, Nas, Rick Ross, John Legend and CeeLo Green, among others. The project initially debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 chart and No. 3 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop chart, selling over 22,000 copies in its opening week.

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