Within the mid-80’s rappers had been just a few
Within the Halls of Hardcore Hip-Hop Fame, there stands a statue of a person 6′ 3″ and stable as granite. That determine is of Just-Ice, a Bronx New York emcee that’s heralded as a pioneer of Hip-Hop from the onset of rap music’s transition to more durable textures. Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur talks to Simply-Ice about his new music, particularly the track “Get Your Drink On, Get Your Freak On!” which pairs the rapper with longtime producer Mantronix.
Issues get actually attention-grabbing when Simply-Ice travels down reminiscence lane and speaks his thoughts. He talks about all the things from KRS-One to the MC Poet (Blaq Poet) to his relationship to genius producer Kurtis Mantronix. He additionally reveals he by no means met RZA as portrayed in “Wu-Tang: An American Saga,” however explains relationship with Popa Wu AKA Freedom (RIP).
He says he began gangsta rap, however admits Ice-T began making data earlier than him. “I began it, earlier than NWA, earlier than anyone else,” he says across the 22 minutes mark. “Ice-T began making data earlier than me, however he wasn’t speaking no gangsta sh#t.” Philadelphia’s Schoolly D is most-often credited with beginning the style with “PSK (Parkside Killers),” however his New York counterpart downplays it.
He additionally makes the startling revelation that Heavy D stole a track thought from himself and KRS-One, a brazen act that upset them each. Nonetheless, he says he has nothing however love for his Mt. Vernon brother and so they have quite a few experiences to show that.
There’s rather a lot to unpack on this interview.