Eligible since: 2007 (The 2008 Induction Ceremony)
Previously Considered? No what's this?
Ice-T @ Wikipedia
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His first record, "The Coldest Rap," came out in 1982, so he should be eligible in 2007, not 2012.
Posted by Nikos on Friday, 12.29.06 @ 14:38pm
Damn, I thought his first was "Reckless" off the Breakin' 2 soundtrack. Bust my face.
Posted by Al on Wednesday, 01.24.07 @ 07:46am
"Cop Killer"!!! How ironic. Now he plays the role of one on "Law and Order". Don't forget "New Jack City".
Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 07.10.07 @ 10:08am
Ok stop the bullshit. When was the last time you saw Ice-T billed as a rock concert?
Posted by Kevin on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 07:24am
I bet you Ice-T gets in more quickly than other rap artists because of his early connections to Sire and Seymour Stein. For examples, the quick inductions of Blondie, Pretenders and Seymour's own lifetime achievement.
Posted by Cowbell on Friday, 12.14.07 @ 09:38am
Hot-T has been around much longer, but no one seems to care. Sounds like beverage racism to me.
Posted by sluggo on Friday, 02.15.08 @ 19:25pm
Posted by Leon on Thursday, 09.4.08 @ 22:37pm
Ice-T is the father of gangsta rap. Especially west coast gangsta rap. More famous rappers like Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Snoop owe a debt of gratitude to Ice-T for breaking down doors for them to go through. For that reason alone, he should be considered for the HOF.
Posted by Billy Hud on Monday, 10.13.08 @ 00:32am
There's a statement that Ice-T made a few years ago that I respected because he told it like it was..."If I wasn't making any money rappin' do you think I'd be doin' it???" How many rappers do you suppose do it because they love it?
Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 10.13.08 @ 19:31pm
Although not as popular as his West Coast counterparts Philadelphia's Schoolly D. was also a pioneer of the hardcore/gangster rap style.
Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 10.14.08 @ 12:11pm
One, if you want rap in the hall it doesn't get much better than Ice T. Two, Ice T was one of the "Acceptable" rap groups to like for punk and metalheads in the 80s and 90s. You can clearly see his love for rock and metal in songs like Escape The Killing Fields.
Posted by Neckbeard on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 11:06am
But N.W.A has been much more influential on music.
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 11:39am
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