Power (Ice-T album)

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Power
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Studio album by Ice-T
Released September 13, 1988
Recorded 1987-1988
Genre West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 47:53
Label Sire, Warner Bros. Records
Producer Afrika Islam
Ice-T chronology
Rhyme Pays
(1987)
Power
(1988)
The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech... Just Watch What You Say!
(1989)
Singles from Power
  1. "I'm Your Pusher"
    Released: 1988
  2. "High Rollers"
    Released: 1988
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]

Power is the second studio album by American rapper Ice-T. The album was released on September 13, 1988, by Sire Records and Warner Bros. Records. 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.[5] The album is broken down track-by-track by Ice-T in Brian Coleman's book Check the Technique.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"     1:11
2. "Power"     4:25
3. "Drama"     4:15
4. "Heartbeat"     4:08
5. "The Syndicate" (featuring 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

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[7] 36
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[8] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex Henderson. "Power - Ice-T | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  2. ^ "Ice-T :: Power :: Sire/Warner Bros". Rapreviews.com. 2002-07-20. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  3. ^ "CG: Ice T". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan, ed. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. p. 401. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  5. ^ Ice-T; Sigmund, Heidi (1994). The Ice Opinion: Who Gives a Fuck?. Pan Books. p. 164. ISBN 0-330-33629-0. 
  6. ^ Coleman, Brian. Check The Technique: Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies. New York: Villard/Random House, 2007.
  7. ^ "Ice-T – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Ice-T. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  8. ^ "Ice-T – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Ice-T. Retrieved October 23, 2014.