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Ice-T VI: Return of the Real is the sixth studio album by American rapper Ice-T. It was released on June 4, 1996 via Rhyme $yndicate/Priority Records. The title is a play on words based on the movie Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi, with the "VI" referring to it being his sixth album. Production was handled by several record producers, including Aquel, Big Rich, DJ Ace, Dre MC, E-A-Ski, Hen-Gee, Mad Rome, San Man, SLJ, Trials Of Flowalistics, and Ice-T himself. It also features guest appearances from Hot Dolla, Powerlord JEL, Mr. Wesside, Godfather of Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E., Sean E. Sean of Body Count, Deft Saplin, K-Wiz Spurt, and Angela Rollins.

Ice-T VI: Return of the Real
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 4, 1996 (1996-06-04)
Recorded1995–1996
Studio
Genre
Length1:13:15
Label
Producer
  • Ice-T (exec.)
  • Hen-Gee
  • DJ Ace
  • Big Rich
  • Mad Rome
  • San Man
  • Slej Tha Ruffedge
  • Aquel
  • Dre MC
  • E-A-Ski
  • Trails Of Flowalistics
  • L.P.
Ice-T chronology
Home Invasion
(1993)
Ice-T VI: Return of the Real
(1996)
The Seventh Deadly Sin
(1999)
Singles from Ice-T VI: Return of the Real
  1. "I Must Stand"
    Released: 1996
  2. "The Lane"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
NME7/10 stars[2]
Robert Christgau(1-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[4]
The Source3/5 stars[5]

The album peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 89 on the Billboard 200. One single, "I Must Stand", peaked at number 83 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[6] and at number 21 on the Billboard Rap Songs.[7] Along with a single, a music video was produced for the song, "I Must Stand".

Contents

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Pimp Anthem"
  • San Man
  • LP (co.)
4:35
2."Where the Shit Goes Down?"E-A-Ski5:20
3."Bouncin' Down the Strezeet" (featuring Hot Dolla, Mr. Wesside & Powerlord JEL)DJ Ace3:50
4."Return of the Real"DJ Ace4:58
5."I Must Stand" (featuring Angela Rollins)
  • San Man
  • LP (co.)
4:02
6."A Lotta Niggas" (featuring Sean E. Sean)Ice-T0:58
7."Rap Game's Hijacked"SLEJ Da Ruff Edge5:31
8."How Does It Feel"
  • Big Rich
  • Mad Rome
4:30
9."The Lane"
  • SLEJ Da Ruff Edge
  • DJ Ace
3:45
10."Rap Is Fake" (featuring Dee)Ice-T0:44
11."Make the Loot Loop"
  • DJ Ace
  • LP (co.)
3:39
12."Syndicate 4 Ever" (featuring Hot Dolla, L.P. & Powerlord JEL)DJ Ace4:05
13."The 5th"DJ Ace4:26
14."It's Goin' Down"Ice-T0:33
15."They Want Me Back In"DJ Ace3:09
16."Inside of a Gangsta"
  • Big Rich
  • Mad Rome
4:03
17."Forced to Do Dirt"Aquel4:55
18."Haters"Ice-T0:45
19."Cramp Your Style" (featuring Deft Saplin & K-Wiz Spurt)Trails Of Flowalistics3:52
20."Real?"Ice-T1:38
21."Dear Homie" (featuring Godfather)
  • Dre MC
  • Hen Gee
3:57
Total length:1:13:15

PersonnelEdit

  • Tracy Lauren Marrow – main artist, producer (tracks: 6, 10, 14, 18, 20), executive producer
  • D. Brown – featured artist (tracks: 3, 12)
  • Marlowe Bates – featured artist (tracks: 3, 12)
  • Wesley Dawson – featured artist (track 3)
  • Angela Rollins – featured artist (track 5)
  • Ted Devoux – featured artist (track 21)
  • Wendel Winston – featured artist (track 12), co-producer (tracks: 1, 5, 11)
  • Dee – featured artist (track 10)
  • Deft Saplin – featured artist (track 19)
  • K-Wiz Spurt – featured artist (track 19)
  • Sean E. Sean – featured artist (track 6)
  • Bobby Ross Avila – talkbox (track 16)
  • Eric Garcia – scratches
  • Henry Garcia – producer (track 21), associate producer
  • Richard Ascencio – producer (tracks: 3, 4, 9, 11-13, 15)
  • Richard Bougere Jr – producer (tracks: 8, 16)
  • Romy Geroso, Jr. – producer (tracks: 8, 16)
  • Santiago Sanguillen – producer (tracks: 1, 5)
  • Shafiq Husayn – producer (tracks: 7, 9)
  • Shon Adams – producer (track 2)
  • Denis Martinez – producer (track 19)
  • Andre McPhearson – producer (track 21)
  • Aquel – producer (track 17)
  • Tom Baker – mastering
  • Art Shoji – art direction
  • Manuel J. Donayre – artwork & design
  • Dana Hursey – photography
  • Jorge Hinojosa – management
  • Paul Filippone – management
  • Eric Greenspan – management

ChartsEdit

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 31
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[9] 40
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 40
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 56
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 19
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 26
US Billboard 200[14] 89
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[15] 19

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Review: Ice-T VI: Return Of The Real. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-17.
  2. ^ "Review: Ice-T VI: Return Of The Real". NME: 55. May, 1996.
  3. ^ "CG: Ice T". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-07-31.
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. p. 401. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  5. ^ "Review: Ice-T VI: Return Of The Real". The Source: 75. June, 1996.
  6. ^ "Ice-T I Must Stand Chart History". Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "Ice-T I Must Stand Chart History". Hot Rap Songs. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  8. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Ice-T – VI - Return Of The Real". Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Ice-T – VI - Return Of The Real" (in German). Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Ice-T – VI - Return Of The Real". Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Ice-T – VI - Return Of The Real". Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Ice-T | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart.
  14. ^ "Ice-T Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  15. ^ "Ice-T Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 18, 2018.

External linksEdit

VI: Return Of The Real at Discogs (list of releases)