Colors (Ice-T song)

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Single by Ice-T
from the album Colors (soundtrack)
B-side "Squeeze the Trigger"[1]
Released 1988
Format Vinyl, 12"
Recorded 1987
Genre Gangsta Rap
Length 4:25
Writer(s) Ice-T, Afrika Islam
Ice-T singles chronology
"Somebody Gotta Do It"
"I'm Your Pusher"

"Colors" is a song by Ice-T, issued as the title track for the soundtrack to the film of the same name. The song was released as a single in 1988.[2] In 2008, it was named the 19th greatest hip-hop song of all time by VH1.[3] The song was covered by the groove metal band Machine Head, and released on the 1997 bonus disc version of their album The More Things Change.

Cover versions[edit]

In 1996, the song was covered by Society Burning for the electro-industrial various artists compilation Operation Beatbox.[4]


Chart (1988) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 70
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles[5] 77


  1. ^ Images for Ice-T – Colors. Retrieved July 17, 2010.
  2. ^ Ice-T - Colors (Vinyl) at Discogs. Retrieved July 17, 2010.
  3. ^ VH1’s 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs – Stereogum. Retrieved July 17, 2010.
  4. ^ Christian, Chris (August 1996). "Various Artists: Operation Beatbox". Sonic Boom. 4 (7). Retrieved November 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Colors - Ice-T | Retrieved July 17, 2010.