“The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech... Just Watch What You Say!” is the third studio album by infamous rapper Ice-T, released in 1989. The album has an uncharacteristically gritty sound, featuring some of the darkest musical tracks that Ice-T ever released. Pressing on audiophile 180 gram vinyl.
The album was released after Ice-T was encountering censorship problems on tour. The album's cover, featuring a B-boy with a shotgun shoved in his mouth, and two pistols pressed against each side of his head, reflected Ice-T's experiences with the concept of freedom of speech.
This album is arguably the closest hip-hop has come to George Orwell's 1984. Instead of focusing heavily on gangsta rap, Ice-T made First Amendment issues the album's dominant theme. Setting the album's tone is the opener, "Shut Up, Be Happy," featuring Dead Kennedy's Jello Biafra. There are a few examples of first-rate gangsta rap here - including "The Hunted Child" and the chilling "Peel Their Caps Back" as well as some humoristic raps on "My Word Is Bond" and "The Girl Tried to Kill Me". (added: 2016-06-16 12:11:11 )