Ice-T Reminds Twitter Dr. Dre Credits Him With Starting Gangsta Rap
Ice-T was a trending Twitter topic earlier this month after someone claimed he had “zero joints.” Speaking to HipHopDX, the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star admitted he wasn’t even aware his name was making the rounds but once he realized why, he said, “I had no idea what happened.
“But if you’ve played the game right, your fans will always hold you down when some clown ass tries to diss on the low. I may not be in anybody’s Top 5, but I’ve taken Hip Hop for a ride I hope others get to enjoy. Thanks to all that fuck with me.”
And Dr. Dre definitely “fucks” with him. On Sunday (September 26), Ice-T shared a throwback clip of the Beats By Dre mogul talking about the Original Gangster’s influence on the entire West Coast gangsta rap movement.
“Hip Hop on the West Coast started in 1982, 83, something like that,” Dr. Dre says in the clip. “I guess gangsta rap started the same time ’cause those was the first records that really made it out here. Ice-T had a big influence on people out here because he actually started it to me — Ice-T and Schoolly D, actually.
“Schoolly D had the record ‘PSK’ out at the time and Ice-T had ‘6 ‘N The Mornin’ and these were the only records we were playing because they were saying things we could relate to.”
Ice-T added in the caption, “People say I don’t get enough credit…But when @DrDre lays it down..That’s ENOUGH for me.”
Check out the clip below.
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) September 26, 2021