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West Coast veteran Ice-T is releasing a special edition of his eighth studio album which will be available solely for digital download starting Wednesday (June 18). The Gangsta Rap Special Edition features two previously-unreleased tracks, as well as an alternative silhouette version of the album’s original controversial cover. On Tuesday (June 17), Gangsta Rap Special Edition was made available exclusively to Sprint PCS customers, through the wireless company’s New Track Tuesdays. Released through PayUp Records, the digital label owned and operated by Ice-T’s longtime manager Mickey Bentson, and Final Level Records, the new album will be distributed through INGrooves. “Like [Ice-T] says, ‘Hip-Hop is really on the ER table, and it needs resuscitation, it needs help’,” Bentson told AllHipHop.com. “Since a lot of people are claiming to do hardcore, ‘gangsta rap,’ it’s time to see what an O.G. does and how it’s done.” Gangsta Rap made a few headlines when it was initially released, due to it’s cover: a nude rendering of Ice T and his wife CoCo.
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Ice T – The Gangsta Rap Special Edition
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