Ice-T is an icon in rap music with a legendary career that extends beyond hip-hop. He’s an experienced actor and the lead singer of Grammy award-winning metal band, Body Count. However, his great contributions in hip-hop did play a pivotal role in carving out a path for the genre’s evolution.
Recently, he appeared on Jimmy Fallon, with whom he joined for a game of “Ice-T Settles It.” Ice-T then fielded questions concerning Twitter etiquette, slow-talking, fried spaghetti, and the greatest rap album of all time.
Ice-T said Eric B. and Rakim’s ‘Paid In Full’ sits at atop the list, mostly because of how influential their sound was on him while he was still up-and-coming. “That was the most influential album to me when I was making my album,” he said.
However, Ice-T just couldn’t confine himself to one choice, as he went on to list two other projects that sit at second and third spots. At #2 is Public Enemy’s Fear Of A Black Planet and coming in at #3 is N.W.A’s Straight Outta Compton.
“Each one of those albums had a lot to do with influencing me as an MC. But when I heard Rakim, I had never heard nobody rap like that. And it was so many hits on that album. Get Paid In Full and you’ll bang it all the way to the house,” he said.
Check out the clip below.