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Ice-T: The Code of Many Colors

Mark Rowland, Musician, August 1991

ON THE cover of Ice-T's new record, O.G. Original Gangster are two photos. In the first he's wearing a tuxedo, standing against a backdrop of moneyed cool — potted palms, austere architecture, bodyguard, Ferrari. In the second, chained at the wrists and flexing defiantly in a T-shirt and denim, he appears to be on his way to the hole.

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