6 in the Mornin'

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"6 in the Mornin'"
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Single by Ice-T
from the album Rhyme Pays
A-side"Dog 'N The Wax (Ya Don't Quit-Part II)"[1]
GenreGangsta rap
Length3:45 (original B-side)
7:11 (extended album version)
LabelTechno Hop Records
Sire/Warner Bros. (re-release)
Songwriter(s)Andre Pierre, Ice-T
Producer(s)The Unknown DJ
Ice-T singles chronology
"Ya Don't Quit"
"6 in the Mornin'"

"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.[1][2] 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.

In the documentary series Hip-Hop Evolution, Ice-T explains that he was inspired by the rapper Schoolly D and his song P.S.K.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Dog 'N The Wax (Ya Don't Quit-Part II) (12")". Discogs. Archived from the original on 2 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-04.
  2. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Rhyme Pays review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-01-04.
  3. ^ "The Birth of Gangsta Rap". Hip-Hop Evolution. Season 1. Episode 4. Banger Films. 2016-09-25. HBO Canada.