Power (Ice-T album)

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Power
Studio album by Ice-T
Released September 13, 1988
Recorded Autumn 1987-Summer 1988
Genre West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 47:53
Label Sire/Warner Bros. Records
25765
Producer Afrika Islam
Ice-T chronology
Rhyme Pays
(1987)
Power
(1988)
The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What You Say
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews.com 8/10 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B+[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]
Yahoo! Music (favorable)[5]

Power is the second album by Ice-T. Released in 1988, the album produced the single and video "I'm Your Pusher," which got Ice-T major air-play on MTV.

The album cover, photographed by Glen E. Friedman, was the subject of controversy upon its original release, due to the provocative pose of Darlene Ortiz, Ice-T's girlfriend at the time. "I'm Your Pusher," an anti-drug song, was also interpreted as having the opposite message.[6] The album is broken down track-by-track by Ice-T in Brian Coleman's book Check the Technique.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro" – 1:11
  2. "Power" – 4:25
  3. "Drama" – 4:15
  4. "Heartbeat" – 4:08
  5. "The Syndicate" (feat. Donald D, Hen Gee) – 3:32
  6. "Radio Suckers" – 4:24
  7. "I'm Your Pusher" (Vocals by Pimpin' Rex) – 5:35
  8. "Personal" – 3:43
  9. "Girls L.G.B.N.A.F." – 3:00
  10. "High Rollers" – 4:36
  11. "Grand Larceny" – 3:51
  12. "Soul on Ice" – 4:42
  13. "Outro" – 0:39

Samples[edit]

  • "Power"
    • "Joy" by Isaac Hayes
  • "Heartbeat"
    • "Heartbeat" by War
  • "Personal"
    • "Magic Man" by Heart
    • "Assembley Line" by The Commodores
    • "Let a Man be a Man, Let a Woman be a Woman" by Dyke and the Blazers
  • "Soul on Ice"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ RapReviews.com review
  3. ^ Robert Christgau review
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan, ed. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. pp. page 401. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  5. ^ Yahoo! Music review
  6. ^ Ice-T; Sigmund, Heidi (1994). The Ice Opinion: Who Gives a Fuck?. Pan Books. pp. page 164. ISBN 0-330-33629-0. 
  7. ^ Coleman, Brian. Check The Technique: Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies. New York: Villard/Random House, 2007.
  8. ^ "Ice-T entry at The-Breaks.com". Retrieved 2007-10-10. 

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