6 in the Mornin'
|"6 in the Mornin'"|
|Single by Ice-T|
|from the album Rhyme Pays|
|A-side||"Dog 'N The Wax (Ya Don't Quit-Part II)"|
|Length||3:45 (original B-side)|
7:11 (extended album version)
|Label||Techno Hop Records|
Sire/Warner Bros. (re-release)
|Songwriter(s)||Andre Pierre, Ice-T|
|Producer(s)||The Unknown DJ|
|Ice-T singles chronology|
"6 in the Mornin'" is a song by Ice-T. Released in 1986 as the B-side of "Dog 'N the Wax (Ya Don't Quit-Part II)", the song is considered to be one of the defining tracks of the gangsta rap genre. The song also appeared on Ice T's debut album, Rhyme Pays in 1987. The song is produced by Compton's Most Wanted associate the Unknown DJ.
"Midnight," from Ice T's 1991 album O.G. Original Gangster, is a prequel of this song. "Midnight" ends with the lyric "Looked at my watch, it was six in the morning," and "6 in the Mornin'" opens with the lyric, "Six in the morning, police at my door."
A version of the song was later recorded by the Tennessee horrorcore group Three 6 Mafia on its Chapter 2: World Domination album, and was aptly renamed "3-6 in the Mornin'" and features occasional samples from the original. The song was re-recorded by Ice T for the 2020 Body Count album, Carnivore.
- "Dog 'N The Wax (Ya Don't Quit-Part II) (12")". Discogs. Archived from the original on 2 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-04.
- Henderson, Alex. "Rhyme Pays review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-01-04.
- "The Birth of Gangsta Rap". Hip-Hop Evolution. Season 1. Episode 4. Banger Films. 2016-09-25. HBO Canada.
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