Ice-T VI: Return of the Real

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Ice-T VI: Return of the Real
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Studio album by Ice-T
Released June 4, 1996 (1996-06-04)
Recorded 1995–1996
Genre West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 73:10
Label Rhyme Syndicate
Producer Aquel, Big Rich, DJ Ace, Dre MC, E-A-Ski & CMT, Hen Gee, Ice-T (exec.), L.P., Mad Rome, San Man, Silkski, SLJ, Trails Of Flowalistics
Ice-T chronology
Home Invasion
(1993)
VI - Return of the Real
(1996)
The Seventh Deadly Sin
(1999)
Singles from Ice-T VI: Return of the Real
  1. "I Must Stand"
    Released: 1996
  2. "The Lane"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
NME 7/10 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[4]
The Source 3/5 stars[5]

Ice-T VI: Return of the Real is the sixth studio album by American rapper Ice-T. The album was released June 4, 1996, by Priority Records. The title is a play on words based on the movie Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi, with the "VI" referring to it being his sixth album. The album features production by DJ Ace, E-A-Ski & CMT, Hen Gee, Ice-T, Mad Rome and San Man. It peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 89 on the Billboard 200.[6] One single, "I Must Stand", peaked at number 83 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and at number 21 on the Billboard Rap Songs.[7] The album features guest performances by Hot Dolla, Mr. Wesside, Powerlord JEL, Big Rich and Godfather.

Along with a single, a music video was produced for the song, "I Must Stand".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Pimp Anthem" 4:35
2. "Where the Shit Goes Down?" 5:20
3. "Bouncin' Down the Strezeet" (featuring Hot Dolla, Mr. Wesside & Powerlord JEL) 3:50
4. "Return of the Real" 4:58
5. "I Must Stand" (featuring Angela Rollins) 4:02
6. "A Lotta Niggas" 0:58
7. "Rap Game's Hijacked" 5:31
8. "How Does It Feel" (featuring Big Rich & Mad Rome) 4:30
9. "The Lane" 3:45
10. "Rap Is Fake" 0:44
11. "Make the Loot Loop" 3:39
12. "Syndicate 4 Ever" (featuring Hot Dolla, L.P. & Powerlord JEL) 4:05
13. "The 5th" 4:26
14. "It's Goin' Down" 0:33
15. "They Want Me Back In" (featuring Big Rich) 3:09
16. "Inside of a Gangsta" (featuring Teddy, Big Rich & Mad Rome) 4:03
17. "Forced to Do Dirt" 4:55
18. "Haters" 0:45
19. "Cramp Your Style" 3:52
20. "Real?" 1:38
21. "Dear Homie" (featuring Dre MC, Godfather & Hen-Gee) 3:57

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[8] 89
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[9] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Review: Ice-T VI: Return Of The Real. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-17.
  2. ^ "Review: Ice-T VI: Return Of The Real". NME: 55. May, 1996.
  3. ^ "CG: Ice T". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-07-31. 
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. p. 401. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  5. ^ "Review: Ice-T VI: Return Of The Real". The Source: 75. June, 1996.
  6. ^ ((( Ice-T VI: Return Of The Real > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-17.
  7. ^ ((( Ice-T VI: Return Of The Real > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-17.
  8. ^ "Ice-T – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Ice-T. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  9. ^ "Ice-T – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Ice-T. Retrieved October 23, 2014.