Ice-T Discusses Pop Music's Negative Impact On Hip Hop

Ice-T explains how the mainstream music industry has hurt the power of Hip Hop.

On June 15, Ice-T's Sundance Film Festival selected Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap will finally hit theaters across the country. Now, in a recent interview with Time, the gangsta rap legend speaks on his directorial debut.

Ice explained that the film came out of a growing resentment towards modern Hip Hop and the lack of lyricism in the mainstream. He said that he simply wanted to sit down with his musical peers and delve into what rapping meant to them and Hip Hop culture outside of the industry's influence.

"I wanted to start directing. I’ve been in film for a while and that’s something I want to do down the road, and I said, ‘Maybe this should be my first project,'" he said. "I was looking at the state of Hip Hop and I was like, ‘I don’t feel people respect it as much as they should.’ So I went out and called all my friends. I said, ‘I want to do interviews with you, but I’m going to talk to you about not the money, the cars, the jewelry, the beef. I want to talk about the craft.’ They were like, ‘Nobody ever asks us those questions.'"

Ice-T continued on to discuss how he feels the pop music industry is hurting both the art and culture of Hip Hop. He explained that rap was a counter-cultural movement intended to give the disenfranchised a voice, but that music industry pressures are minimizing artists' ability to speak freely. However, he went on to say that true fans of rap will continue to seek out and support real Hip Hop despite this.

"In the movie Mos Def quotes Q-Tip: ‘Rap is not pop. If you call it that, then stop.’ The true origin of rap is counter-culture. The true origin of rap is say something that they’re not saying on the radio," he explained. "When you kind of blend into what popular culture is doing, you’re losing the power of Hip Hop. We’ve got to keep rocking the boat. We’ve got unemployed people, we’ve got a black President, we’ve got election year, we’ve got Occupy Wall Street. If you’re just going to rap about ‘I got money and we balling,’ and all that, you’re not doing with it what it was meant to do. It’s meant to rock a party, but it was meant to change the world."

He added, "I think that a rap aficionado, the hardcore rap fan, will always go away from pop, in the same way a hardcore jazz fan will never think Kenny G is really a jazz artist. You gotta kind of know there’s always going to be that purist who’s going to be like if it ain’t beats and rhymes, if there ain’t a DJ, then that ain’t Hip Hop."

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376 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Worst rapper ever.

  • Anonymous

    Ice-T and Redman can add Frank Ocean to their rough love sessions now. 3-way time!

    • ^^

      Dumbass troll. Don't you ever get bored of trolling? Because that shit you speak only happens in your sick twisted fantasy, not the real world.

  • Anonymous

    Ice-T is probably sucking a dick somewhere right now. Fag.

  • Anonymous

    Ice-T is the low point of rap music

  • Anonymous

    fuck this dumbass rapist fuck. people like this nigga deserve to burn in hell

  • Ice-T's biggest fan

    My life sucks.

  • Anonymous Killer

    fuk ice-t. dumb nigga with a mean scowl, yet probably softer than soft serve ice cream. he raped a girl and yet most of the hip-hop community reveres him for it. sad. sad. sad.

  • Anonymous

    Ok so there's a person spreading BS lies on this site to disrupt the topic. so don't feed the troll please don't feed the troll because obvious troll is obvious.

  • Anonymous

    rapist, AIDS giver, children's hospital burner, and newborn baby killer. YET everyone loves and respects him. DISGUSTING. ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING. YOU people make me SICK. HOW can you defend this...this...MONSTER??? You people are the scum of the world, and probably want to do these terrible things yourselves. Look in the mirror. LOOK IN THE FUCKING MIRROR and think about this for a few minutes. Rethink your lives. Rape isn't "cool". Giving STDs isn't "cool". Burning buildings down isn't "cool". Killing ANYONE isn't "cool". You fans "claim" to be adults. Grow up, you being "rebels" won't push this country forward. /rant

  • LOSER

    Hi I'm a loser. And I love Ice-T.

  • Anonymous

    Ice-T couldn't hurt a fly so he thought raping a girl would make people consider him as a "tough guy". unfortunately, that's what happened. brainwashed the hip-hop community with his dick

  • HIP HOP

    SMFH. You got retarded ass comments from kids dissing hip-hop legend Ice T, who's one of the realest cats in the game. These niggas making these comments are the same ones who listen to Soulja Boy. Every hip-hop fan, young and old, should watch this documentary from Ice talking about hip-hop culture. To those who diss Ice, y'all should be ashamed of yourselves. Oh, wait. It's just one 13 year old Soulja Boy fan who doesn't have anything better to do and decided to troll an Ice T article. You talk all that tough-guy shit here on the internet, but I bet if you saw Ice, you wouldn't say shit.

  • Ice-T's Crew

    YO we sick o' dis foo ice-t, he use t' be coo wid us til he raped that girl. he's on his own now. fucker

  • Anonymous

    ice-t prob takes 20 minutes to wipe his fat fuck ass

  • Anonymous

    even tho lil wayne sucks, he'd still murder ice-t on any "gangsta" beat

  • Anonymous

    if ice-t were in that drake/meek mill/chris brown scrum, he woulda been the first to run away. lil bitch

  • Anonymous

    this man probably raping some poor girl as we speak

  • Anonymous

    Ice Clown is still relevant? lol what a fag

  • Anonymous

    can't believe this faggot is famous for anything. clown ass rapist ass nigga

  • realniggasstandup

    ice-t blows man penis

  • KICK

    FUCK THER HATERS! ICE-T SPEAKS THE TRUTH! REAL ASS NIGGA! - REAL HIP HOP FAN! PS. FUCK YOU POP RNB PUSSY ASS NIGGAS!

  • GODDAMN

    Biggie was SO FAT that he once lost 20 pounds................of McDonalds in his stomach!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    ice-t runs from fights like diarrhea runs from his mouth

  • datruth

    dude's faker than artificial sugar

  • Anonymous

    put this faggot ice on a track wit me an' i'd ruin him

  • Anonymous

    he's a fake gangsta lol

  • Anonymous

    WORST RAPPER ALIVE

  • Anonymous

    no respect for this clown. none

  • Ice-T Is A Class-D Faggot

    Cuz he like da D.....fag

  • YO ICE-T

    I'M CALLIN U OUT, U THINK U SO TOUGH, MEET ME ON ARTHUR AVE IN BRONX TOMORROW AT 11:30PM. THEN WE'LL SEE WHO'S SO TOUGH. BITCH.

    • truth

      Stop acting like you hard. Another example of Internet thuggin'; you probably don't even live in NY. Besides, you would need to ask your mama if you can stay out til 11:30 anyway, your curfew is probably 10:00.

    • Anonymous

      lol dude that pussbag won't show. too busy doing crappy movies with crappy actors

  • WAKA FLOCKA

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  • We the Best

    DJ Khaled would FUCK THIS NIGGA UP

  • Anonymous

    this nigga couldn't win a fight if it were a pillow fight. about as intimidating as a bunny in the meadow

  • Anonymous

    Ice-T probably sucking on a Big Mac right now after his shift

  • Jason D.

    ice-t was and will always be a fake fuck to me. never once believed ANYTHING this guy rapped about. just about the same credibility as ricky ross

  • YESSIR

    ICE T IS AN OLD SKOOL KING. ONE OF THE TRUE ORIGINATORS NOW GIVING BACK WITH A DOCO THAT HAS SOME OF THE REALEST HIPHOP HAS TO OFFER ANYONE HERE DISSING HIM WAS MOST LIKELY STILL IN THEIR DIAPERS OR NOT EVEN BORN WHEN ICE'S MUSIC CAME ON THE SCENE

  • YMCMB

    Popularity: LIL WAYNE > ice-t game over. the people decide.

  • Ice-T's Mom

    Leave my son alone. He knows he's a fuck up. He CAN'T help it. Just let it be................and oh yeah guys my door is always open ;) (and not just THAT door ;) ;) )

  • Is It Really True That Niggas Grew Up On Manhattan?

    all you teenage devil white kids saying Ice-T ain't shit is making me laugh so hard. You should be in bed already, you gotta go school tomorrow LOLLLLLL

    • Anonymous

      ^^^^^^ poser white kid detected...

    • Ice-T

      shut up bitch nigger I'm from Manhattan if you come talking shit bout us we gon fuck you up I finna snatch yo head off yo body so stfu if you don't want no parts of me

  • Ice-T

    Hey stop making fun of me. You're making me cry a lot. I had to snuggle my blankie for 30 minutes while sucking my thumb to relax myself after reading through these hate comments. I'll get you guys...............one day...........lemme start working out tho, kinda tubby i'll admit lol.

  • Ice-t has no balls

    JUST A SMALL PUSSY

  • ROCK MUSIC STANDUP

    WOOOOOOOOO!!!!! FUCK HIP HOP!!!!!!!!!! NEEER NA NEEER NEEEER NEEEEEEEEERR (IM PLAYING A GUITAR LOL)

  • Yes, Okay

    Ice-T is a legend.............of the faggot culture LOL!!!!!!!

  • SMH

    To all of these stupid ass trolls talking shit about Ice T, here's some facts; *Ice is a hip-hop legend *Ice has classic records *Ice never raped anyone *Ice did lived that gangsta life and has walked away from that to something positive *Ice working on L&O:SVU is just him having a job *Ice does have bad movies, but he also has good movies Conclusion: Ice T is a successful black man who came from nothing to something, did whatever he can to survive, helped create a popular sub-genre of hip-hop music, went to make that Hollywood money, and is now trying to inform the youth about what hip-hop REALLY is outside of radio/BET/MTV. And with his accomplishments comes you hating ass broke niggas who are still on food stamps, live at home with your mama, and hate on any brother doing big things positively and making money.

  • iamhiphop

    Damn. It must be troll season in this muthafucka. You got retarded ass comments from kids dissing hip-hop legend Ice T, who's one of the realest cats in the game. These niggas making these comments are the same ones who listen to Soulja Boy. Every hip-hop fan, young and old, should watch this documentary from Ice talking about hip-hop culture. To those who diss Ice, y'all should be ashamed of yourselves. Oh, wait. It's just one 13 year old Soulja Boy fan who doesn't have anything better to do and decided to troll an Ice T article. You talk all that tough-guy shit here on the internet, but I bet if you saw Ice, you wouldn't say shit.

    • C-Lo Dubai

      HiphopDX listen I come for commentary on the game and want to read some reactions...these trolls are fucking up your site, block these cats on certain topics and it'll take you places. Good article and coverage of the film. Its what amounts to a big deal for the game in 2012

    • Anonymous

      Co sign both of you.

    • RichieRich32

      Retarded Ass Comments To Say The Least. I Am Hyped To Watch This Documentary. I Have Been Noticing For Years How The Radio Is Garbage And How It Has Affected Hip Hop As A Whole. Everything Is Watered Down, Not To Many Emcees Rap About Anything But Bull Crap Anymore. Cars, Jewelry, Grills, Money, Drugs In A Recreational Sense, And The Top Selling Female Emcee That Girls, And Women Look Up To Is A Whack Job. Parades Around Portraying Herself As A Stupid Whore Annoying And Embodies Ridiculousness. Ice T Was In The Original Breakin' Movie. To Not Call Him Hip Hop Is Nonsense. iamhiphop Hopefully One Day These Lames Will Learn.

  • Anonymous

    fuck ice-t, hope this faggot dies a miserable death for all his wrongdoings on society

    • HUH

      REALLY ? DEATH TO ICE? YET YOU WEAR,EAT AND LIVE FROM THE NAMES OF MEN WHO HAVE DONE FAR MORE THAN A RAPPER....SMALL THINKER.

    • ^^^^

      And i hope you die for being a retarded troll. There's dudes who has done worse shit than Ice.

  • Anonymous

    Also you real hip hop fans need start buying albums, how can a dude like Big Krit sell only 41k after he gave ya`ll 3 amazing free projects?! But wait let me guess The quality is more important than quantity thats that lame ass excuse you real hip hop fans use to pirate and not buy your favourite artist. And with things like social media nobody can use the I didnt know or Little promotion by the Label, as a fan its your job to checking for the latest updates by their favourite artist. Dont get me wrong, I understand what Ice T is saying, but it continues to frustrate me how fake real hip hop fans can be ^ The Roots have been around for a long time and their RIAA plaques are low on supply. KRIT is a longevity type of rapper not a top 10 hit single recording machine. Think 2x before you start this "fake real hip hop fans" conversation because you truly need to address this generation of "fans", the trolls and cyber-stalkers that use the internet c-sections like a Hasbro toy and pose as a music fanatic at the same time. And don't kid yourself into thinking everyone is on a social media network getting updates.

    • Anonymous

      Honestly, who could really listen when there are 1000's of songs, mixtapes and studio albums released monthly? "Keeping up with the Joneses" is a society issue, not just a music thing.

    • Intelligent Yessir 2.5

      Ahh i see, you made a very good point with the Roots example, but im slighty since todays youth is always "onto the next one" without truly appreciating the music, Hopefully Krit will have a long career dam its nice to see theres actually some intelligent people on this site

  • Anonymous

    nigga raped a teenage girl, gave AIDS to hundreds of other girls, and burned a children's hospital to the ground. FUCK ICE-T

  • Anonymous

    I heard Ice-T lives in a trash can. l.o.l.

  • Anonymous

    goddamn, this forum absolutely crucified ice-t lol

  • Anonymous

    SHUT UP Ice-T, go make more pop music u fag

  • Is It Really True That Niggas Grew Up On Manhattan?

    Y'all niggas just make me laugh like y'all spending the whole day tryna bring Ice-T down and he won't even listen to y'all! LMAO

  • Intelligent Yessir 2.5

    Talib Kweli: Hip Hip isnt dead, but it seems the fans are

  • Intelligent Yessir 2.5

    The real problem is the so called Real Hip Hop fans. Theses guys spent so much time and and energy criticizing other artists instead of supporting their favourite rappers. Everytime I come on the site and read a Drake/Lil wayne article theres like over 200 comments, while people like Big Krit and Kendrick Lamar articles only get like 30 comments. Jus think about, Besides guys like Yessir, So Icy Boi etc, who always commenting on the YMCMB articles its those so called real hip hop fans calling them gay and fags etc. Thats why guys like Lil B are so popular, because he knows rap fans would rather spend time bashing an artist they hate then supporting artist they like(Giving him more publicity). Also you real hip hop fans need start buying albums, how can a dude like Big Krit sell only 41k after he gave ya`ll 3 amazing free projects?! But wait let me guess The quality is more important than quantity thats that lame ass excuse you real hip hop fans use to pirate and not buy your favourite artist. And with things like social media nobody can use the I didnt know or Little promotion by the Label, as a fan its your job to checking for the latest updates by their favourite artist. Dont get me wrong, I understand what Ice T is saying, but it continues to frustrate me how fake real hip hop fans can be Hip Hop isnt dead, but it seems the fans are Talib Kweli

    • Anonymous

      damn, you just spoke what I think all the time, I never got why people would waste their time hating instead of listening to something they like, hating on an artist and saying urs is better is the worst way to introduce new artist but actually supporting the artist u like and getting them knwn is how it should be done, this way u get the best of both worlds instead of 1

  • youngsta

    go die grandpa ice-t! soulja boy told u off already, old ass bitter ass bitch!

  • Ice-T's future assassin

    LOL ice-t probably cries at the sight of a real gangster

  • Anonymous

    Ice-T fakest faggot in the game

  • Anonymous

    When Young Jeezy made the song F.A.M.E. (Fake Ass Motherfuckers Envy), he was talkin bout bitches like Ice-T

  • Anonymous

    Ice-T, king of faggots

  • FUKKK CRAKKKERS AND THEIR HEROES

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5glcl39ND1qzbwkjo1_1280.jpg Bitch made homo nigger deserved what he got.

  • slickrick

    clown ass bony ass nigga hiding behind his gun like a bitch...couldn't hurt a fly without his pistol

  • Anonymous

    I ain't afraid of Ice-T, neither should anyone else be. Fake gangsta rapist nigga controlling our minds with his lies

  • FUKKK CRAKKKERS AND THEIR HEROES

    Daaaaaaaaamn what's up with all the Ice-T hate over here? Well, nevermind, they must be coming from the same room in a house in a nice suburb.

    • HUH

      NAMLESS COWARD PROBLY WATCH HIS SHOW AND ASK FOR AUTOGRAPHS IF SEE HIM.....ANOTHER PUNK WIT DADDY ISSUES

  • Anonymous

    the only thing ice-t could pop is his penis

  • Ice-T is fake

    his chains probably worth 75 cents.....combined LOL!!!!

  • Anonymous

    he's one of those guys who rings someone's doorbell, runs away and acts gangsta

  • Anonymous

    Ice-T not only raped a girl, but gave AIDS to hundreds of girls, including his wife. WOW and people defend this faggot

  • Anonymous

    Fake pimps, gang bangers like Ice T are bad for the game.

  • Anonymous Killer

    Ice-T's mom is a legend at getting me off.

  • rap>rock

    nobody checkin for u rapist...go make another pathetic movie u pathetic piece of shit

  • Anonymous

    niggas defending this rapist like he's their father...........sad

  • DJ KHALED

    KISS THE RING!!!!!!! COMING AUGUST 21, 2012!!!!! GET IT ON ITUNES OR IN STORES!!!! SALUTE!!!! AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!

  • shady3.0

    Ice-T, a terrible influence on the younger generation. Makes guys like Lil Wayne and Souljia SEEM like scholars.

  • Anonymous

    R-A-P-I-S-T nigga should be behind bars

    • Lil Cease

      Ice T is a legend and this doco has been widely praised by some of the most important players in hip-hop history Why be so negative? You're a sad little person

  • manofthehour

    nigga shoulda been locked away years ago. disgrace this federal system is and has been in the past. i have to lock all my doors and windows bc of ppl like ice-t

  • realtalker

    nigga prob rapes children too...who knows? this nigga trash

  • Anonymous

    unsweetened iced tea just mad cuz he can't put out a hit single haha. dumb hoe ass nigga

  • Anonymous

    unfortunately yes. an innocent 18-year-old girl when he was coming up. apparently that's how he wanted to prove to everyone he was gangsta. and everyone defended him bc he 'claimed' he was gangsta so everyone feared they would be raped by ice too. pretty much respect out of fear (of the prospect of being raped...women especially)

  • Mike F.

    did ice-t really rape someone?

  • Anonymous

    LMAO @ all dumb niggas on this site. defending a cold-hearted rapist like ice-t. u should be ashamed of yourselves. giving the kids the wrong message

  • Anonymous

    bitch ass nigga too afraid to diss anyone in public. fuck ice-t haha

  • True2HipHop

    You gotta respect Ice-T's wisdom he is so right & same with Talib. I'm so sick of this pop crap that they try to pass off as rap & it's not but too many kids are to ignorant to know better because they're letting the radio raise them. An shame on the radio dj's who act like it's ok to keep bringing their culture down & playing dumb downed records.

  • xBITCHESxHATExMEx

    I see Ice-T has made some people tender on here. The truth hurts...

  • lopez

    Ice Clown is still relevant? lol

  • Anonymous

    "ok ice t... here's your motivation for this scene. we're going to put this smelly ass decaying horse in front of you, and give you an aluminum bat. when we say "action", hit that bitch as hard as you can, as many times as you can."

  • Anonymous

    Ice-T looks just like the last shit I took: gross.

  • MAck

    while i hear you Ice in the big scheme of things yes we will always go away from Pop, but rap is commercialized now and it makes hundreds of millions a year for the big 3. So hip hop/Rap is divided Mainstream/underground grassroots whatever have you.. Its really up to listeners to actually support the music they want if not those artists die.plain and simple but pop wil always survive becuase they shove it down your throats via T.v/radio/movies/shows...its in the hand of the consumer we vote with what we purchase.

    • Doubl Negative

      @MAck and Knowledge, One LP I can't stop bumping this year is Lana Del Rey's superb Born to Die. This record was made by an artist who's astute, erudite, inventive and cares about the artistic side of her profession. The fact the album's sold as well as it has is just a fortunate by-product. This is the model rappers need to emulate. Sure, you wanna make dough, but modern hip-hop's avaricious culture has eroded what was once great about the music. It shouldn't be oxymoronic to be financially successful and make creative, quality hip-hop music. Any one who cares about this art form needs to make it clear to idiots like Minaj, 50, Wiz, Wacka, they music is not appreciated and we need to support emcees like Homeboy Sandman, eLZhi, Invincible, Planet Asia, Gangrene, Ill Bill and Danny Brown.

    • Knowledge

      You are partially right and partially wrong. We do have some control with what we purchase but the industry really runs the ship. In reality the industry should work for the people. We should be deciding what gets played on radio and on tv but the truth is that its the exact opposite. We allow the industry to tell us whats popular and who gets publicity. If everyone went out and bought some underground artist's album that was released under a independent record label the industry would not support it because if you aint signed to a major then the industry isnt making money off of you. Why would they support music they dont make money off of. I dont have a problem with mainstream music i just want hip-hop to go back to actually being about the music and not the artist or the business. We allow the industry to run hip-hop and the industry is just a bunch of rich people who know nothing about the culture or the art. If the people reclaim hip-hop and take it out of the industries hands hip-hop music will be so much more better for the artist who truly do it for the art and for the fans.

  • Tech N9ne

    How come I'm not in this fucking movie?

  • carelessearth

    rape isn't funny. just like Ice-t isn't a really good rapper.

  • Anonymous

    KIDS IF YOU'RE READING THESE COMMENTS, I'm glad the community here has opened your eyes to how Ice-T is a horrible man that needs to be locked away for rape. There are bad people out there in the world, and just because he's considered a great rapper, doesn't mean he should be fully respected.

    • ^^^^

      You're retarded. These negative comments against Ice T are just one person; you. And Ice did not rape anyone. You making shit up.

  • Anonymous

    this monster deserves to be shot. ungrateful piece of shit still walking this earth. unbelievable.

  • Kara

    FUCK ICE-T. He raped a woman, no an 18-year-old girl. As a woman myself, I will NEVER have any respect for this animal

    • cakes

      lol @ doubl negative. typical misogynistic fuck. kara has every right to not respect ice-t for raping that young woman. rape is a serious ordeal, and not everyone takes it as lightly as you do. also, where do you get your stats of women are treated more fairly then men. on average women make less than men do due to the "glass ceiling". guess who accounts for 98% of rape victims, women. women who fend for themselves are constantly disrespected everyday (ie almost every female rapper you can think of). who counts for 1% of ceos in the whole world, women. and yet who accounts for the most people in poverty? women and children. still think women are treated more fairly? and don't give me that "well, women don't have to go to war and are usually the caretakers!!!11one one crap". there are women who go out to war voluntarily and are disrespected once again in their groups, and there are stay-at-home dads who provide for their children domestically. the reason why it's not so common is because of the patriarchal standard of men going out to work and women being stay at home mothers. :/ so please go out and read some books on why feminism exists and it's not just about women complaining and shit. we're fighting for our rights as being treated equally while trying to be respected as a human being and not some kind of object to toss around. gtfo with that shit.

    • Dana

      Motherfucker we ain't got it better than nobody else, if you think is like that is probably because you lazy ass never get out of your mother's house and go find a work to help her with the bills. Bitch made clown nigger.

    • Big Chunk

      Real talk! I've got no idea how some people can be so disrespectful against a true hip-hop legend with dematory unproven comments. Very ignorant people on this site.

    • trillest

      YA BITCH FUCK YOU KARA YOU FEMININE BITCH you just got told by double negative

    • la petite collette

      yes, kara. know your place. he is a "legend". plus he said he was sorry.

    • Doubl Negative

      No, FUCK YOU Kara. I can't believe anyone's got the audacity to diss a true hip-hop legend, especially on a hip-hop site. I have no idea whether Ice raped some girl, neither do you, but if he did, he has obviously repented. Everyone, not just rappers, has a dubious, nefarious past that with the benefit of hindsight they now rue. You're probably no different, you just sound angry and bitter, and the fact you show contemp for a legendary rapper like Ice makes it hard for me to have any empathy for whatever predicament you find your self in. Girls who bitch about feminist issues really annoy me, when females unfairly have it better than fellas due to PC laws and affirmative action.

  • Anonymous

    Ice-T, just some faggot nigga thinkin he run the town cuz he got big chains and a mean face. don't u just wanna smack that dumbfuck look off his ugly ass face? seriously, this rapist gets too much praise in the hip-hop community

  • Anonymous

    Waka Flocka Flame > Ice-T (and Waka SUCKS)

  • Anonymous

    DX Trolls DX Trolls Dx Trolls DX is 30% Hip Hop DX is 30% Hip Pop DX is 40% Pure Troll Heaven

    • Anonymous

      So true ..idk what has happened to DX but it's gotten real bad....most of the comments are ignorant and it's mostly dumb clowns trying to be funny..hopefully DX can do something about this

    • Anonymous

      real talk. oh you forgot to fit in the 4% shitty articles and the 6% plagarism

    • No, it's more like this

      This is how it really is here on Hip Hop DX: DX is 5% Hip Hop DX is 5% Hip Pop DX is 90% Pure Troll Heaven That's all you ever see on this site. A bunch of ignorant, arrogant little retards running around & making fun of artists so much that they think they're gonna get laid by doing it. And then you've got these Hip Hop purists claiming they support "real" Hip Hop when chances are they've NEVER supported their favorite artists in any way, shape or form. I honestly wouldn't doubt it.

  • Anonymous

    it's 12:36pm EST and Ice-T is STILL a bitch hahaaaa

  • tru

    Ice t can make a few sequels of this subject matter because it would be hard to fit it all on one film. If he were to make a part 2 he should talk about divide and conquer and how young vs old is the new east coast vs west coast beef.

  • Anonymous

    I like what cannibus is doing, regardless it's showing raw talent and authenticity not just trying making an impression on these young ones with materialism. It gives you a remminder of just who deserves to be in the game

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    Hope Jay-z and Eminem is watching this!

    • Anonymous

      You fool.. Just because Em and Jay are huge artists and mainstream they still actually rap especially Em....he's mainly talking about new bullshit bubble gum rap with no lyrical content at all and bullshit rap that's all about the same shit...and Em is in the movie because he's one of the few true MCs still rapping

    • Anonymous

      Em is on the movie

    • poppa

      I hope your mom is watching me

  • JC

    Gotta lotta love to Ice T and can't wait to see this doco. Ice speaks the truth here, hopefully it can get thru to some of the younger generation. Rubbish rap is polluting the air waves and destroying the fibre of the culture. But true, real fans with still seek the real music. For me, Ice T was one of the first rappers I listen to in the early 90's when I was getting into it. I'm Your Pusher, OG, 6 in the Mornin....all classic tracks for ever.

  • lol

    YESSIR, STOP LYIN.. U DON'T WORK 4 THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS

  • I Respect what ice t is doing

    I Respect what ice T is doing but i also feel that he and many real hip hop purist need to start taking more control of the culture is alot of real hip hop talent that they could be exploiting but instead they go to everybody that already establish to get there insight why don't ice t reach out to up and coming artists that don't got fame to speak out on it in some ways i feel like this muthafucker is just trying profit off this shit more then push a movement of rebelious men to get on the forefront

    • sure bill

      yeah, i wanna hear what howies point is? o_O

    • angel5000@hotmail.com

      So what is the point that you wanna make about this film Mr. howie :-)

    • howie

      See the problem with the 2 of you is that either of you cannot differenciate between what the first guy said and with what the scond guy said. The point you guys are trying to make out of the money thing is completely wrong. And dont even talk about legends. Its amazing to me that they even let idiots like you 2 online and in forums n shit.

    • tru

      its not about money he has plenty of that, plus he could make a movie about anything. its also hard to start new real hip hop artist because the corporates will only put their money into the pop artist that are out now. its like trying to help small business nowadays. you can tell people to stop shopping at big stores but they want the cheap quick fix. if icet would of made a movie of new artist everybody that doesnt know hip hop would have asked where is the pop artist. beside who better to give a lesson than the legends.

  • Anonymous

    Instead of saying hip hop is dead. I'm say this younger generation is dead. (In my Nas voice)

  • Rapr

    >>>> www.reverbnation.com/therealmrright is HipHop

  • A real street kid

    I've got nothing but love for Ice-T. He was making Hip Hop anthems before most of these studio rappers could cross the street without their moms holding their hands. He is so right too. Real Hip Hop was always about the beats, the rhymes moving the crowd and changing minds. Sadly the hip hop community is still too materialistic and self obssesed. The art form of crafting classic beats, rhymes etc is only pioneered by the minority and we have too many "Hollywood" rappers who brag, bawl and bore us to death. No problems though, real knows real and we just have to dig deeper in the crates to find purity. I just hope that Ice's film re-educates people about real hip-hop and the wider intelligence within the culture too. It was never about guns, girls and cash, its was always about the spirit of survival against all odds, making the most out of little life gave you, being proud of your culture, your history and walking to the beats and breaks you created with a smile and real style. May real, true, pure positive hip-hop live on forever.

  • Anonymous

    lol kenny g is not a real jaz artist, and with said, how do we feel about hiphopdx posting justin bieber on this site, i mean, you want to bump an article on the state of hip hop one day, and then post a pop artist the next, who is circulating this crap anyways hmmmmmmmm

  • The kid

    The comments on this website is disgraceful and beyond immature... All of you think you know so much on hip hop..? You don't know shit... Fans like you give the culture a bad name... Your comments are full of negativity and irrelevance.

  • war22

    YESSIR u got busted faggot stop trolling...ur annoying and nobody cares for sissy rap

  • Anonymous

    Says Ice -T the TV COP!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      You really have beef with him because he got a job?

    • Anonymous

      Yea whats wrong with being a tv cop. Its call acting. Its not like he is a real cop. When he mad cop killa it was directed at all cops only the racist and evil cops. So you fail try again.

  • Anonymous

    This nigga using this nick (^^^^) must be a fucking faggot. Nigga calls himself a fan of Ice-T and he defending him on every post???? Ha ha ha. I hope u catch AIDS from buttsex and you infect your family with it so y'all can die.

    • Anonymous

      Get off my dick u disgusting faggot ass bitches. Y'all go do a threesome with ice-t the bisexual 76yr old nigga

    • ^^^^

      You're the real faggot here for having zero knowledge about hip-hop and disrespecting one of its veterans.

    • Anonymous

      U finna defend son cause he ur boyfriend. Y'all beta get a room, fuck and kill each other u bitch ass nigga

    • war22

      why cuz the dude is right...?? i hope u die with Future's dick in ur mouth...asshole

  • martina chibas

    which hip-hop did he save? if anything he actually served himself.selfish pun

  • I am ICE

    and I am a nobody

  • X

    Trolls will be trolls. Ok we get It,Ice T went at your favourite wack rapper for being a disease to hip hop. Don't loose sleep over that shit, Its not like any of those dudes were in the film. Put brain cells to something else like getting a job or doing something positive in your community. Especially Yessir, who has identified himself as a troll on many ocasions but hhdx refuse to ban his ip.

  • Anonymous

    SEAN KINGSTON > KOOLAID...I mean Ice-T. and sean kingston DOESN'T EVEN RAP!!!! LOL!!!!!!!

  • Ice-T greatest rapper alive

    LOL just kidding. faggot can't rap circles around even himself

  • TrollBuster

    All of these Trolls on this article are actually YESSIR using different names.

  • ICE-T IS HIP HOP'S SAVIOUR

    The longer you internet cowards talk shit naive to the bigger picture that Ice-T is painting here, the more lost your generation will become.

  • WORST RAPPER ALIVE

    or is he dead? lol

  • Franco

    and Ice-T was fat too lol. disgrace to hip-hop just like fat twinkie biggie (not too smalls)

  • Anonymous

    fucking rapist and y'all niggas act like he a legend. r-a-p-i-s-t and we all know it. ppl on this site disgrace me too much

  • Anonymous

    Ice do got a point. 75% of rap tracks out there are unlistenable.

  • Anonymous

    Ice-Cube nigga with a dumb fro. prolly sucking on coors light cans in the gutter somewhere

  • ICED TEA

    is tougher than ICE-T

  • Anonymous

    Fucking TROLLS DX, do something about it Shit is getting out of hands

  • martinah chibas

    actually they paved your mum's pussy for my fat dic

  • Trollking

    Nas is the best. at suckinnnnnnng

  • redfoo

    Ice can kiss my ass. Fake ass gangsta wannabe acting like his 'music'' was the shit. Hell even soft as fuck drake makes better music than him.

  • Anonymous

    Y'all just hate to see a brother make it. Everytime you see a successful black brother like Ice T, Jay Z, Will Smith, Tyler Perry, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, etc., it makes your blood boil, huh? Don't hate, congratulate.

  • DJ KHALED

    I CAN FIT 5 PIES IN MY MOUTH AT THE SAME DAMN TIME!!!!!!! WE THE (BUUUUUURP) BEST!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    If Ice-T lived in the hood for 1 MINUTE, he'd be DEAD. FAKE as a magic trick.

    • Anonymous

      Ye a dumb ass he lived in the hood for almost 30 years in a Crip neighborhood. Instead of coming in hating like you know what you talking about research. Thats the reason why the older generation dont fuck with you new school guys. Yall dont have any respect yall just hate. Yall funny.

    • Anonymous

      Funny, because he has lived in the hood before his success.

  • Anonymous

    meh get back to your Coors Light commercials loser

  • Ice-T

    Yo niggas, stop makin fun of me. You're making mah eyes cry. Every nigga lies about shit at times, just gotta act gangsta to cover it up!

  • KISS THE DICK!!!!!!

    DJ KHALLEEDD IM FAT AND IVE NEVER GOTTEN LAID CAUSE IM TOO FAT AND ANNOYING TO SEDUCE A WOMAN!!!! KISS THE DICK!!!!!! IN ASSES AUGUST WHO GIVES A MOTHERFUCKING SHIT!!! SHUT THE FUYCK UP KHALED U BITCH!!!! ILL KILL U FAGGOT. ILL FUCKING KILL U

  • Anonymous

    ICE-T iS A PUSSYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!! fight me, those u disagree. but U WON'T!!!!!!!! pussies

  • Anonymous

    A message to these young idiots; respect your elders. They paved the way for every rapper today.

  • Anonymous

    ONE platinum album!!! ONE!!!!! Drake outdid him already haha!!!!

  • YESSIR

    I LIKE MY NIPPLES. THEY REMIND ME OF HOME. THAT'S WHY I LIKE MY NIPPLES.

  • Ice-T Killer

    probably doesn't even know how to handle a gun. but i could probably handle his mom lol

  • Anonymous

    The amount of idiotic comments on this article are ridiculous. This is obviously the work of one troll posting under different identities.

  • Duncan

    Hip hop ain't what it used to be. But then again, Ice-T has NO reason to talk. He's just as fake as Rick Ross, Wayne, you name it. Niggas love him cuz he acts tough tho

    • Anonymous

      Unfortunately Duncan Doughnuts is a fat white kid who has a man crush on Lil Wayne

    • Anonymous

      fake Ice T use to Crip and Pimp in a Crip neighboorhood. You come off like a bitch just hating. Like when did it become cool to hate.

    • ^^^^

      You tripping, nigga. Ice is a real dude. That's why niggas respect him. Nothing about him was fake.

  • IDK

    I want to take a moment, on the behalf of the hip-hop community, to apologize for most of the comments below me. It's very pathetic to see so many trolls going out and posting comments full of ignorance. If only they could type intelligent, argumentative, and/or opinionated comments instead of going off with animosity full of fallacies of a certain subject, then maybe hip-hop will be highly respected and recognized by everyone instead of only hip-hop listeners. Like what L-Boogie said below, "Rap fans are the most unloyal dickriding bitches outta any genre of music. You'll never see fans of rock and metal dissing their legends." What a shame.

  • FUCK ICE-T

    FUCK ICE-T. DUMB OLD HEAD

  • movie star phony

    and to even use the word "star" to describe this piece of trash....laughable. people like ice-t make me sick. rich off being a phony in the music industry

  • iamhiphop

    Shout out to Ice T. One of the realest rappers in the game. He never was the guy to hop on the bandwagon of what's popular. When gangsta rap faded away, Ice stopped making records and is now making Hollywood money now with his dignity intact. This documentary he has now will expose the youth to what hip-hop REALLY is instead of that BS you see/hear on TV and radio. And to those stupid ass young niggas who just posted here, dissing Ice, y'all need to kill yourselves for that bullshit. Y'all talking all that tough shit when I betcha you wouldn't say that to Ice's face. Ice T is a hip-hop legend who has paved the way for many rappers. He always speaks the truth, whether you liked it or not and i agree with what he said right here. Ever since hip-hop became mainstream, it wasn't the same. Some of the changes in the game aren't bad, but at the same time, its not good. Nowadays, hip-hop has become over-saturated, watered down, and sold as a commodity; it's become another form of pop music. Whatever's popular at the moment, the labels expect these rappers to make records accordingly to that fad. Also, a lot of rappers aren't in it for the love of hip-hop; they just want a quick buck, hence the reason why the songs lack originality. The people are at fault, too, because they either don't support their favorite rappers or they support the wrong ones. If you're a hip-hop fan, then you need to check out this documentary. (drops mic, exits stage left)

  • Anonymous

    ice-t was hip-POP himself. hypocrite ass nigga. now Big Pun and Big L were real hip-hop, along with a little Tupac

  • defjam

    .........thought dis nigga was dead haha

  • Anonymous

    Old man Ice in the retirement home yet? get this fat pig some slop

  • GODDAMN

    Biggie was SO FAT that he once ate a Big Mac...........after eating 9 Big Macs before that!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    irrelevant since '93 yet he still talks shit like he's relevant to ANY facet of society

  • Anonymous

    Ice-t probably cries at the sight of a bigger man. lil bitch

  • Anonymous

    We just need another form of music at this point, something new that comes from the underground Major labels, radio stations and simple simon fans have raped this culture to the point of no return, nothing you can do about it now, Rap is Pop, the major labels cut the balls off it just like they did to punk rock Best if you just remember the good times

    • Anonymous

      The last new growing form of music was dubstep? we don't know that , American brostep might be the last but dubsteps conception came smack after grime and was transformed/brutalised by the mainstream round about the same time the EDM craze hit.

    • ETK

      no don't start with that, "we need a new revolutionizing thing" shit. the last new growing form of music, guess what it was? dubstep. you don't want none of that shit. but your last line is correct. simply remember the good times and the good music that's passed by.

  • Unemployment Line

    icet been on it for a while

  • psuha

    nigga couldn't even fake a fake fight if he faked trying

  • Anonymous

    people hate chris brown for "hitting" a woman....understandable. but ice-t "raped" a woman....and yet he's still a 'legend'. fuck ice-t and anybody that luv em

    • Anonymous

      Everyone has skeletons in the closet. Ice wasn't perfect, he admits to that. He has lived the gangbanger life, but he has managed to get away from that life and do something positive with himself.

    • Anonymous

      ^Look I don't wanna bring up the news story, it's too painful to read, especially since I have a teenage daughter. Have some compassion for others please. Thanks.

    • ^^^^

      Do you have any evidence that he actually did that? If not, then shut up.

    • Anonymous

      and he even admitted it too back in '95........fuck this faggot. if there's anyone in this world i wanna beat the shit out of, it's ice-t (after lil wayne of course)

    • youngdro

      ice-t is a reason why people hate our country. rapes and kills a teenage girl yet everyone ignores it bc he "claims" to be gangsta, so everyone fears him, even the feds. truth is, he's softer than the pillow ice-t's mom bites

    • gbro

      this nigga should be locked up for that shit. worse than the OJ case imo

    • Anonymous

      not only that, the piece of shit raped AND killed that poor girl. she was only 18. shits like ice-t belong in hell

  • L-Boogie

    Damn look at all the trolls on this article and web site .Rap fans are the most unloyal dickriding bitches outta any genre of music. You'll never see fans of rock and metal dissing their legends. Ice-T started dis gangsta shit, and dis the mothafuckin thanks he get??

    • venom

      you said it man..i personally like a few ice t songs hes not my favorite artist but hes right people like lil wayne 2 chainz soulja boy are not rapping they are wannabes and pop acts..i really dont know why everyones hating on ice t yeah hes like an actor now but he didnt try to turn hip-hop to trash like lil wayne etc. so he is old school an helped form hip-hop you should at least give him his due

    • Nuff said...

      @L-Boogie: U gotta understand that most of these dudes talkin shit is more than likely hip-POP fans who think drake is a lyricist and wayne is a real blood...I come to realize that it aint to many real rap fans that actually comment on this site. theres a few, but for the most part nag brah... I give props to ice-t for makin this and speakin for us who love this art form but dont have a voice. He a real dude and it shows. cant wait to see this? nuff said....

  • Anonymous

    legend my ass.......................

  • DJ KHALED

    KISS THE RING!!!!! COMING AUGUST 21, 2012!!!!! GET IT ON ITUNES OR IN STORES!!!! SALUTE!!!! AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!

  • Anonymous

    this the kinda nigga that tuck in his chain when he sees anyone when he alone. bitch ass nigga

  • Anonymous

    this guy acts all tough n shit but i bet EVEN I could whip his ass in a dark alley. fake movie star, go hang out with tom cruise and mike myers

  • clown ass nigga

    faker than nicki's tits and ass

  • Anonymous

    Ice-T u bitch ass nigga, fuck is he talkin bout. couldn't make a decent rap song if he spent a year on it. actor faggot, just like drake

  • Anonymous

    nigga u crazy. fuck ice-t

  • realrappersaredead

    never liked this nigga...always left me thinking "where the fuck does he get off??"

  • Ice-T is irrelevant

    He should get a job at Mcdonalds, he'd probably get paid more there than sitting on his fat couch eating potato chips

  • Anonymous

    no one cares faggot, now go pout somewhere else clown

  • Anonymous

    EVEN lil wayne has more credibility than this douche of bag. get a life u fake tough guy

  • Anonymous

    get back to acting u fake gangster...faker than officer richard

  • Anonymous

    Ice Clown's career is still relevant? hadn't noticed

  • Anonymous

    Like anyone's gonna take this bozo seriously.....come onnnnn

  • ICE T IS A BITCH

    FUCK HIM! DUMB PIECE OF SHIT!

  • YESSIR

    RICK ROSS IS REAL HIPHOP AND HE ON THE RADIO SO SHUT THE FUC UP ICE T RAP IS NOT A COUNTER CULTURE U DUMBASS NIGGAS ITS A CULTURE

    • Anonymous

      YESSIR LIKES TO PRETEND TO WORK 4 THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS... BITCH, U DONT WORK 4 SLIM

    • ^^^^^

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! NIGGA YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT. RICK ROSS AIN'T REAL HIP-HOP. SLAUGHTERHOUSE, BLACK HIPPY, NAS, EMINEM, JAY Z, ETC. ARE REAL HIP-HOP; ROSS IS FAKE RAP. AND HIP-HOP IS A COUNTER CULTURE. DO YOUR RESEARCH, RETARD.

  • RSX

    You would've just failed an upper-level college journalism class with this piece. You did a paragraph long pre-peat. Let me get your job, bud.

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