Ice T: O.G. Original Gangster (1991)

ice t o.g.By Scott Goldfine

West Coast-based rapper Ice T’s fourth LP, “O.G. Original Gangster,” is by far his most ambitious. Besides the usual braggadocio, topics such as gangster life, self-respect, racism, the ghetto and domestic discord are dealt with in a brutally frank manner.

Ice’s delivery has sharpened over the years, as his production values on what is easily one of the genre’s finest offerings this year.

GRADE: A-

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