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Will Ice-T be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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12 comments so far (post your own)

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

Hell Yeah!
To anyone that don't want any Hip-Hop in the Hall Of Fame I think. I know why.When people hear Rock and Roll they think its something White guys invented.I remember growing up getting clowned by my friends because I listened to Rock or what they would call white boy music.If I knew then what I know now,I would have told them that artist like Little Richard'Bo Diddly,Chuck Berry,Ike Turner(Before he lost his mind)Jimmy Hendrix and The Isley Brothers(yes they did Rock and still Rock)not only did Rock but invented it.They were Rock and Roll.Over the years we(Black People)lost interest in it!Artist like Elvis(The King?)and Pat Boone were the flavor of the day.Hip-Hop is the only genre of music that white people don't dominate.Hip-Hop is from the ghetto you have to be in the urban areas to really get it.I think if there were more White Hip-Hop artist there wouldn't be a problem with it.I think its a Race thing and a Class issue.If there was a Hip-Hop Hall Of Fame I wouldn't have a problem letting Rock artist in.Rock artist do influence Hip-Hop.Some even defend it.Case and point David Bowie(
They really get it over seas) asking an MTV VJ about the lack of Black Artist on that network.Good music is good music those of you that are closed minded about things Its your lost

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?

Makes ya wonder...

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.

Three, he actually was in a hardcore/crossover band called Body Count. Body Count has the infamous Cop Killer about 6 or 7 more songs that are really fun like There Goes The Neighborhood.

I wholeheartedly endorse his inclusion over NWA. The only thing that keeps him out is this Hall has excluded such a jaw dropping amount of talent that Ice T is Number 25 in line minimum.

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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