OG rapper Ice-T has been surveying rap’s current landscape, and doesn’t exactly like what he sees.
The West Coast rap pioneer is particularly bothered by the lack of accountability mc’s have these days for the things they say.
“You can tell kids these days any motherf*cking thing and they’ll believe it,” Ice told VH1 in a recent interview. “There’s not a code of accountability in hip hop. When I came out, if you said it, you HAD to be about it. N*ggas would check you really quickly.”
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Ice is particularly irked at one particular former correctional officer.
“That’s fake,” Ice says of Officer Ricky. “Rick Ross stole a n*gga’s name. I call him ‘Identity Crisis.’ He thinks he’s [Freeway] Rick Ross, he thinks he’s Larry Hoover, he thinks he’s Big Meech, he thinks he’s MC Hammer, he thinks he’s Tupac. Like, who the f*ck are you really, dude? When we rapped about dope — me, Snoop and everybody — it was like we doin’ it because we GOT to. Now these n*ggas is actin’ like it’s somethin’ that’s FUN. It’s so easy to fantasize about it. To actively do it? That’s a whole ‘nother f*ckin’ thing.”
Ice also had a few words for Lil Wayne.
“When you hear Lil Wayne sayin’ ‘I got a chopper in the car,’ you go, ‘Yeah, right you do.‘”