Gangsta rap pioneer and Law & Order star Ice-T dips into dance music with launch of "severe techno music file label"

Ice-T is aware of the place there’s a bag to be secured, and his newest enterprise is bringing him into the EDM sport. The Grandfather of Gangsta Rap is probably these days greatest recognized for his 18 yr and counting stint on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, together with a wealth of different TV gigs and performing credit. Now, he’s including A&R to his credentials with the launch of Electronic Beat Empire, described by Ice as, “a severe techno music file label.”

Electronic Beat Empire’s debut launch, Hip-Hop DJs Don’t Play Techno options the label’s in-house producer, masked hip-hop stalwart Afrika Islam, underneath digital alias Mr. X throughout 12 new tracks. While Ice-T’s newfound digital sensibilities could seem to be a cash seize, the commemorated rapper is properly forward of the purists, admitting outright to Rolling Stone, “I’m not gonna act like I’m a techno wizard or know something about it.” In any case, the “OG Original Gangster” is dipping right into a style that famously already takes itself fairly severely to start with, however who is aware of? Maybe Ice-T is the techno savior we didn’t know we wanted. Listen to Hip-Hop DJs Don’t Play Techno beneath.

H/T: Rolling Stone