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The 100 Best L.A. Rap Songs

48. Ice-T "Colors" (1988)

Album: Colors
Label: Sire, Warner Bros.
Producer: Afrika Islam


The most indelible anthem from the hoodsploitation movie trend of the '90s, "Colors" is also apex of the type of first-person gangsta rap Ice-T had spent years perfecting. "Death is my set / Guess my religion" he intones amidst a cacophony of bird calls, gun shots, and nasty scratching. The song is indivisible from the film of the same title.

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