Album covers analysed: Ice T, Power

Back in the day, rap was sexy, dangerous, and political…


This week, Interestment turned to album cover analyst Hip Hop Sam for words about Power by Ice T. He had this to say:

“In this piece Ice-T takes a cheeky sideways glance at the classic see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil theme. Ice’s then wife, Darlene, is wearing a pair of classy red high heels, and a figure hugging 1980s swimsuit accessorised with a pump action shotgun. If you look closely you can see in very fine detail the exact contours of her crotch. Ice is sporting a blue careworkers uniform (juxtaposed with leather Africa Pendant) and Afrika Islam is keeping it classic with a traditional white boiler suit. An unlikely feminist message emerges when turning to the flipside cover as both Ice and Afrika have guns hidden behind their backs. And you can see Darlenes bum too. A very powerful work.”


Thanks Hip Hop Sam. See Ice in action after the jump…

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2 Responses to Album covers analysed: Ice T, Power

  1. Nick M says:

    this is one of those albums where you could listen to the lyrics, not your head and appreciate the social commentary of the then good Ice T(racey) and look very closely at the cover.. all at the same time.

  2. begod says:

    that is not africa islam

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