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Ice-T Agrees With Lord Jamar: Hip Hop Is Black Music

(AllHipHop News) Lord Jamar’s stance that Hip Hop is Black music, and whites are guests to the culture had a lot of people, including Yelawolf and Buckshot, responding negatively to the Brand Nubian member’s comments.

[ALSO READ: Buckshot Challenges Lord Jamar’s Claim That Hip Hop Is A Black Art Form]

Fellow Hip Hop legend, Ice-T, is on Jamar’s side of the argument. The rapper/actor says he agrees that Hip Hop culture was formed from Black culture.

“Hip Hop is black music. It’s not like if I was white, I could say I invented reggae,” said Ice. “We gotta keep it real. Where did it come from? It came from black, ghetto kids. Probably the second people into Hip Hop would be the Puerto Ricans.”

While Ice recognizes the history of where Hip Hop started, he also acknowledges that the culture has spread beyond the Black and Latino communities to reach other races as well. He also states that those individuals that pick up rap music should not disrespect it by not taking it seriously.

“It’s definitely gonna cross racial lines,” added Ice. He goes on to say, “If they have the correct respect it’s cool, but it’s not cool to come in and clown it and play with it. I’m gonna roll with Lord Jamar. That’s my motherf**king man. I don’t see what the big problem is. What’s the problem? What is he saying that’s not right?”

[ALSO READ: Ice-T & Body Count To Release New Album]

Watch Ice-T’s interview with VladTV below.

  • Charismatic eNegro Jef Vinson

    In before the young dumb cats start posting that Ice-T and Lord J are “old” and they should “Stop hatin'” (and NO I’m not old)

    There have been a lot of people that have walked into rap music that think that because they make “cat” rhyme with “hat” that they can do whatever and disrespect the art. I hear dudes talking about artist suck and something needs to be done but the minute their favorite artist gets called out they spaz. I’m all for trying something new but not at the expense of changing the original nature of Hip Hop culture.

    You can’t go to the Grand Ol’ Opry and sing any bullshit because those country-lovin’ people won’t accept it. Same with going on stage at the Apollo. Why can’t people see Hip Hop is the same way.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      “You can’t go to the Grand Ol’ Opry and sing any bullshit because those
      country-lovin’ people won’t accept it. Same with going on stage at the
      Apollo. Why can’t people see Hip Hop is the same way.”

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        killer thing is … its an double edge sword … you can tell alot of these cat in the hat rhyming cats aint have much other oppurtunities but a life of crime or minimum wage working … so its a blessing that they can succeed with such below the bar talent … but the downside is it potentialy hurts the integrity of the music genre ………………

      • DJ7

        Not to mention all the impressionable minds they ruin…that outweights everything B!!!

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        truuuuuu very truuuuuu …

      • Charismatic eNegro Jef Vinson

        But if they listen to the O.G.’s in the game and studied why they have longevity they will have a career after their sales have dried up.

        One of Chief Keef’s producers was talking about how he makes hits but doesn’t play any instruments and how he’s young and old cats is hatin’ That dude isn’t around anymore.

    • Dope

      The point here was if white people can be considered truly part of hip hop or just guest stars. On that point – Ice T and Lord Jamar are wrong. While Hip Hope came from the black race, like some other genres, it’s not something you can ever hold to only be available to the race that invented it. It’s as if black or hispanic couldn’t really use electricity because white dudes made it work. Everything in this world is available to every man and white dudes can be hip hop (or rap) just as any other race can. It’s about the love you have for it, not the color of your skin.

      It’s a whole different thing that today anyone(of any race) can buy a mic and download a beat to rap to. That’s got nothing to do with race but the general availability of rap and the fact that rap doesn’t require singing talent so everyone thinks their whack rhymes are good enough for the world to hear.

      • Charismatic eNegro Jef Vinson

        They CAN be apart of it if they respect it. he reason I used the Grand Ol’ Opry or the Apollo is because there is history there and you’re supposed to know the history of the art before you can proceed with it.
        Rock and Roll and Country artists and name some of the forefathers of that style of music, but when a young cat or someone not familiar with Hip Hop tries to getting the game not knowing anything it’s disrespectful. Then on top of that when an O.G. in the game tries to school them they bitch about “some old, irrelevant dude is hatin’ on me.” That old irrelevant dude is more relevant than these young cats will ever be.

      • Elayorx El

        Not to mention, “whites” are far from those that invented electricity. #REALLY?

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  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    This was known about 2 weeks ago with this Ice-T interview. ok thanks again.

  • ItGoesDownINtheDM

    speak about it ice!!!!!!!! #rosenbergvoice lol

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  • HATER PROOF

    i don’t even know why this subject … was even up for debate…..

    • trapstar3

      exactly…white people can handle it thats why

      • HATER PROOF

        perhaps….

  • FRUKOH

    cant be black music when its run by white jews. Plus ice t mixed race, he aint black

    • Tyree Dawson

      black is black

      • FRUKOH

        how is someone being black determined though? Why on applications etc does it say: black, white, mixed? Because they are all separate categories. If its said a person who has even a bit of black in them is black, then it can equally be said they are white because they also have a bit or lot of white in them. Hence the term ‘mixed’ and not black nor white.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      hmmmm i had to go and look that one up … cause no one has ever questioned icet background as far as what he is black white hispanic etc….. he has always been known as a black man … and i never questioned it cause i got an aunt that is as white as George Bush but she is 100% black no mixtures involved and all her bros and sister are of darker complexion … it happens …. but i looked it up and it says … ice t is … His father is said to be of Creole descent and his mother is of African American heritage. …. creole can go alot of ways so this is pretty much still questionable lol

    • What do you think the police call him? The same thing republicans call The President…and like Malcolm X said, the same thing they call a black doctor.

      • FRUKOH

        Even whites are called ni*gers nowadays (e.g white nig*ers), so that line of reasoning doesn’t change the fact that the man isn’t black/brown in colour, nor fully white/pink. If its said a person who has even a bit of black in them is black, then it can equally be said they are white because they also have a bit or lot of white in them. Hence the term ‘mixed’ as a separate category.

      • I stopped reading when you made the ridiculous statement “even whites are called ni*gers nowadays (e.g white nig*ers); adding the word “white” makes an INSTANT differentiation. Im shocked and disappointed that a black person would even argue this.

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  • …Says the biracial gangsta/pimp/policeofficer actor. Whatever Ice. I appreciate what you’ve done but your existence in rap music kinda proves Lord Jamar wrong, no?

    • I’m not sure I dont get your point.

      • He’s biracial which means he’s not Black (which goes against the nonsense that Lord Jamar spoke).

      • You are playing a game of ignorance now. You know exactly what Lord Jamar meant. But just in case you arent an American and dont know the history of this country, there was a time where black people were considered 3/5 of a person, and even a drop of “black” blood made a person black. There was no “biracial” distinction. So unless you believe that the US has moved beyond centuries of racist attitudes, no one besides perhaps you consider Ice-T anything other than black. The President is nothing else other than black. In fact, if you look at the history of many black people youll find something other than “black” blood, myself included. But police dont call me mulatto or somethin, they call me a n!gger.

    • trapstar3

      what does that have to with the fact that hip hop is a black artform???? please explain with actual relevancy this time

  • Louis Archer

    it goes for everyone not to disrespect hip hop , so that comment was irrelevant why is everyone worried about race play the f****ng music you like and if you don’t want to hear something don’t listen, its enough with the race shit , if everyone keeps bringing it it up how are we gonna move on , its like having a girlfriend but bringing up how she banged your best friend everyday and expecting there not to be any problems lol

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      not really a good analogy cause that would actually spell out a deeper rooted problem with a simple solution lol FDB and make like a tree and LEAVE !! lol but i feel ya !!

    • trapstar3

      he just speaking facts helllooooo in case you havent opened your eyes lately LIFE is about race people like you kill me

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  • ItGoesDownINtheDM

    Tracy Lauren Marrow <<<—— ICE T real name lol i see why he had a nickname asap !! lol damn son lol

    • With a name like that you almost have to be a pimp hahahaha!

  • AlbertoRipRon

    Ice T and Lord Jamar speaking on the truth. We got too many wack white artists out here doing anything with the artform like its a play thing. We take this artform seriously and we created this artform, not them. Respect the art. Truth be told, that’s why you didn’t see many white artists in the game back in the day. It was a different mindset. If you were on that corny/goofy shit, you were knocked off the game. Vanilla Ice dropped Ice Ice Baby video and folks saw that corny shit and immediately blocked him from the game. Now you got White Girl Mafia and all that other bullshit, which wouldn’t have lasted 1 minute in the game back then.

    Truth is never an easy pill to swallow

  • tuuko

    Regardless of what he said white people run hip hop now. They buy the most albums, they attend hip hop concerts more than black people and the biggest hip hop artist in history is Eminem . He has sold more Hip Hop Records than anyone in Hip Hop. So Hip Hop is now white

    • trapstar3

      valid points but nothin you said points to how white people run hip hop bra

    • Ismail Adib

      That’s actually NOT TRUE!!! There’s a guy you may have heard of named Jay Z. Well he
      sold over 1 million albums on the 1st day his most recent album was released.
      AND: No music act except the Beatles are in the same league, when it comes to
      #1 albums…. Your point really makes no sense: you think because Em has sold a
      lot of records, that makes him the best??? Hammer was selling the most when LL,
      Rakim, NWA were at the top of their game. But no fool would ever call MC Hammer
      the best of even his generation, let alone best ever!!! Shit: Crack outsells
      Advil every year, but what idiot says, that makes crack the best drug?

    • hitmhard313

      the dispute isn’t about who runs what

  • Manawor

    No matter who does Kung Fu, you don’t say “That aint Chinese no more!” No matter who does Karate you dont say “That aint Japanese no more!”

    Today we have the MMA, The “Mixed” Martial Arts, but if you ask those who have dedicated their lives to mastering the craft, they will tell you the origin of their art. The Masters of their art, the history of their Art, and give credit where credit is due.

    All yall Chuck Norris, Steven Segal, Van “who gives a” Dam fans dont know sh*t about the Martial Arts JUST LIKE YOU “HIPHOP IS NOT BLACK” proponents don’t know anything about HIPHOP.

    No wonder you keep gettin robbed!

    (Just keep on Rappin’)

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