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Birth name Joseph Williams
Born (1962-06-22) June 22, 1962 (age 52)
Origin Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Genres Hardcore hip hop
Gangsta rap
Old school hip hop
East Coast Rap
Hip hop
Years active 1986–present
Labels Fresh/Sleeping Bag Records
Savage/BMG Records
Warlock Records
Associated acts KRS-One
Kurtis Mantronik

Just-Ice (born Joseph Williams Jr.; June 22, 1962), is a rapper from New York City. A former bouncer at punk clubs, Williams was the first of the New York rappers to embrace gangsta rap, and when he burst out of Fort Greene neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn as Just-Ice, he gained instant notoriety. Muscle-bound, tattooed, aggressive -- he resembled Mike Tyson in more than just looks -- and with a mouthful of gold teeth, he certainly stood out. His debut album "Back to the Old School" proved he was more than just a pretty face. It came out on the independent New York label Sleeping Bag, and certainly sounded like no other hip-hop album, thanks to his fast, forceful rhymes, DMX's human beatbox as well as the distinctive production of Mantronix's Kurtis Mantronik.


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