Souls on Ice

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Souls on Ice
Studio album by Seagram
Released August 12, 1997
Recorded 1996
Find-A-Way Studios (Alameda, California), The Enterprise (Burbank, California)
Genre Gangsta rap, West Coast rap
Label Rap-A-Lot/Noo Trybe/Virgin/EMI Records
Producer J. Prince (exec.), Mike Dean, Terry T, Tone Capone
Seagram chronology
Reality Check
(1995)
Souls on Ice
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Rap Pages Favorable[2]
The Source 3/5 stars[3]
Vibe Favorable[4]

Souls on Ice is the third and final studio album by American rapper Seagram. It was released posthumously on August 12, 1997, by Rap-A-Lot/Noo Trybe Records, a year after Seagram's passing. Seagram was murdered by gunfire on July 31, 1996, while shielding his long-time friend Gangsta P.

The album was produced by Mike Dean, Terry T and Tone Capone. It peaked at number 66 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 40 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers.[5] The album features guest appearances by Spice 1, Yukmouth and Scarface.

Along with a single, a music video was produced for the song, "If the World Was Mine",[6] although Seagram only appears briefly in it. The song "Sleepin In My Nikes" also appeared on the 1998 Scarface album My Homies.

Critical reception[edit]

Rap Pages (8/97, p. 102) – "...Souls on Ice gives uncompromising insight on the conditions of growing up poor in urban America and the activities some use as methods and means of survival..."[2]

The Source (9/97, p. 216) – "...Seagram reveals what made him different from most gangsta rappers....[His] gritty tales of the East O streets are hard to ignore...Making it the second best Rap CD of all time"[3]

Vibe (10/97, p. 174) – "The rapper's passion for his music is clear.... Hopefully, some of us will learn from the painful poetry of yet another life cut way too short..."[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sleepin In My Nikes" (featuring Scarface) – 4:27
  2. "S.E.A.G." – 3:51
  3. "Slingin The Yea" – 4:58
  4. "If the World Was Mine" – 4:15
  5. "Don't Stop" (featuring Spice 1) – 3:47
  6. "Off the Hook" – 4:25
  7. "One 2 the Two" – 4:10
  8. "Like This Like That" – 4:09
  9. "Flintstones" – 4:50
  10. "S.E.A.G. & Yuk Is Ridin" (featuring Yukmouth) – 4:51
  11. "Gotta Stay Down" – 4:47
  12. "Straight Mobbin" – 4:03

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1997)[5] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 40
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 66

References[edit]

  1. ^ Review: Souls on Ice. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-12.
  2. ^ a b Columnist. Review: Souls on Ice. Rap Pages: 102. August, 1997.
  3. ^ a b Columnist. Review: Souls on Ice. The Source: 216. September, 1997.
  4. ^ a b Columnist. Review: Souls on Ice. Vibe: 174. October, 1997.
  5. ^ a b ((( Souls on Ice' > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-12.
  6. ^ Seagram – "If the World Was Mine" (official video). YouTube. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.

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