Short Takes: May 3, 1993

MUSIC

Ice Guys Also Finish First

ICE-T'S HOME INVASION (RHYME SYNDIcate/Priority) was supposed to be too hot to handle. In January, Warner Bros. Records released the hard-core rapper from his contract, apparently fearing more controversy after the storm last year over his song Cop Killer. However, the new album is, for the most part, balanced and coherent. On Race War, Ice-T calls for blacks, Asians and Hispanics to unite. On Message to the Soldier, he raps, "Check the history books, son/ Black leaders die young/ They tell us that our words are scary/ They're revolutionary." With his gangsta posturing, Ice-T is...

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