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Daily Inspiration: Ice-T, “Colors”

June 28, 2011


You know what? It's been a slow few days for new raps so rather than filling everyone's RSS feed with some Dom Kennedy song that none of us have any personal investment in and will delete in three weeks after we download it and Facebook like it and we're like oh yeah I definitely listened to that Dom Kennedy song (shout out to Dom Kennedy though! I definitely listened to your new song!), I'm going to bless you Young Faderites with an old rap song that everyone should already know, but maybe some of you don't because you were still swimming in tubes inside of your daddy when it dropped.

If you are unfamiliar, Ice-T is a rapper from Los Angeles who raps. Or at least he used to. Now he plays a police officer on the television. Then he was po-lice defiant. "Colors" is the from the soundtrack to the 1988 film Colors and is one of the three or four greatest songs about gang culture ever set to tape. "Colors" might be the best testament to the power of the Iceman's natural voice—the living snarl of righteous indignance. If you do already know it you probably haven't listened to it in a long time and you are now happy. When was the last time a mere Hulkshare link made you as happy as this video just did?

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Daily Inspiration: Ice-T, “Colors”