original OG. Here's 1hr 10 mins of tracks covering Ice's peak period from 1986's '6 In The Morning' to the Home Invasion LP in 1993. There's a few blends, freestyles and live tracks in there too. Fortunately you can just stream/DL it so there's no danger of shooting anyone in an argument over the cassette...
Home Of The Bodybag
I Ain’t New Ta This
You Played Yourself
Mind Over Matter
Addicted To Danger (Beatnuts remix)
C4 News interview
6 In The Morning
Combat Jack Show acapella
Colors (YGB blend)
Ziplock / Ricochet (live in NY 1992)
I’m Your Pusher (AMW blend)
Last Wordz (w/ Ice Cube)
New Jack Hustler
Capital Rap Show freestyle 1989
That’s How I’m Living
This One’s For Me
My Word Is Bond (w/ Donald D)
Evil E What About Sex?
99 Problems (w/ Brother Marquis)
Peel Their Caps Back
Soul On Ice
A few things about this mix then:
- There are some omissions. Due to time restraints and things not "fitting" I had to leave out Lethal Weapon, Somebody Gotta Do It, Fly By, Girls LGBNAF and several other classics from the man's catalogue. I enjoy pretty much everything on Power, Iceberg and OG so there always had to be some things that didn't make the cut.
- Although I've never been a massive fan, I've become slightly more appreciative of Home Invasion after doing this mix. At the time it seemed like it should've been a lot better - particularly on the production side - but Ice's voice seems a bit off at times and he does a lot of tracks in a whispery flow/lower register. It's a solid enough set though.
- Although it's rarely mentioned, Ice is one of the genre's best storytellers. Up there with Slick Rick and better than Kool G Rap imo.
- The acapella taken from his Combat Jack Show interview is fantastic, as is the interview itself.
- Donald D's verse on My Word Is Bond >>>
- Think I'm going to check his later albums from Return Of The Real onwards - there has to be a few gems on those, although the less said about this cover the better.