1. Shut Up, Be Happy (Spoken Words By Jello Biafra)
2. The Iceberg
3. Lethal Weapon
4. You Played Yourself (“The Boss”)
5. Peel Their Caps Back
6. The Girl Tried To Kill Me
7. Black ‘N’ Decker
1 Hit The Deck
2. This One’s For Me
3. The Hunted Child
4. What Ya Wanna Do? (“Do You Wanna Go Party?”)
5. Freedom Of Speech
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.
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”.
180 gram audiophile vinyl