Greatest Hits: The Evidence Image

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  • Summary: This 16-track best-of collection includes most of the original gangster's hits, including "I'm Your Pusher," "O.G.," and "Colors," as well as the previously unreleased "Money, Power, Women." However, the disc omits his work with Body Count.
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  1. The clarity, economy, and devastating detail of the man's rapping and rhyming are a benison, turning the spare beats he favors into an ascetic aesthetic.
  2. He's responsible for some of the most classic (and controversial) jams in the history of hip-hop.
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    His rhymes often approach the immediacy of raw, street-level reportage, like CNN with a better soundtrack.
  4. It is the combination of street tales, social criticism, and self-awareness that made him a unique artist, for whom the term gangster rap truly does not do justice.
  5. As best-of joints go, The Evidence is solid, featuring a bevy of T's greatest cuts, as well as a few left-field inclusions.
  6. If you really want a definitive collection of Ice-T's work, go and buy his albums 'Power' (1988) and 'OG - Original Gangster' (1991). This is not to criticise this greatest hits package, which, technically, does a decent job of presenting an overview of his illustrious career. However, when you have an artist like Ice, with such an impressive body of work, you have to come with more than 17 tracks.

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