The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech... Just Watch What You
Say! is the third studio album by infamous rapper Ice-T,
released in 1989. The album has an uncharacteristically
gritty sound, featuring some of the darkest musical tracks
that Ice-T ever released.
The album was released after Ice-T was encountering
censorship problems on tour. The album's cover, featuring
a B-boy with a shotgun shoved in his mouth, and two pistols
pressed against each side of his head, reflected Ice-T's
experiences with the concept of freedom of speech.
This album is arguably the closest hip-hop has come to
George Orwell's 1984. Instead of focusing heavily on
gangsta rap, Ice-T made First Amendment issues the
album's dominant theme. Setting the album's tone is the
opener, ''Shut Up, Be Happy,'' featuring Dead Kennedy's
Jello Biafra. There are a few examples of first-rate gangsta
rap here - including ''The Hunted Child'' and the chilling
''Peel Their Caps Back'' as well as some humoristic raps on
''My Word Is Bond'' and ''The Girl Tried to Kill Me''.
180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
1. Shut Up, Be Happy (Spoken Words By Jello Biafra)
2. The Iceberg
3. Lethal Weapon
4. You Played Yourself (''The Boss'')
5. Peel Their Caps Back
6. The Girl Tried To Kill Me
7. Black 'N' Decker
1 Hit The Deck
2. This One's For Me
3. The Hunted Child
4. What Ya Wanna Do? (''Do You Wanna Go Party?'')
5. Freedom Of Speech
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.