Just-Ice

Just-Ice

Real Name:
Joseph Williams, Jr.
Profile:
Brooklyn-born Just-Ice was among the first to call himself a gangsta MC, even though there was no violence in his lyrics. Inspired by a Melle Mel show, Just began rhyming in his early teens, buying his first rhyme from a friend for $3. His first album, Back to the Old School, was released in 1986 on Fresh/Sleeping Bag Records and pointed to a new direction in hip-hop. However, as more and more MCs followed down the gangsta path, Just-Ice went with a more hardcore, straight-up hip-hop style and was one of the first MCs to use ragamuffin-style toasting from dancehall reggae. Just was also one of the first MCs to employ Five-Percenter rhetoric in his rhymes. Even with production by artists such as Mantronik, KRS-One, and Grandmaster Flash and with seven albums under his belt, Ice still never achieved the commercial success of many of his peers.
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Just-Ice Discography

Albums

Just-Ice Back To The Old School (Album) Fresh Records, Fresh Records US 1986 Sell This Version
Just-Ice Kool & Deadly (Justicizms) (Album) Fresh Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Just-Ice The Desolate One (Album) Fresh Records Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Just-Ice Masterpiece (Album) Fresh Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Just-Ice Gun Talk (Album) Savage Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Just-Ice Kill The Rhythm (Like A Homicide) (Album) In-A-Minute Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Just-Ice VII (Album) Warlock Records US 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Just-Ice Put That Record Back On / Latoya / That Girl Is A Slut (Single) Fresh Records, Fresh Records US 1986 Sell This Version
XKHAN 507 Just-Ice / 12:41 Just-Ice / 12:41 - Put That Record Back On / Success Is The Word(12") Streetwave XKHAN 507 UK 1986 Sell This Version
Just-Ice Going Way Back / Lyric Licking Fresh Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Just-Ice Cold Gettin' Dumb (Single) Fresh Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Just-Ice Na Touch Da Just / Freedom Of Speech '88 Fresh Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Just-Ice Somoshitbyjust-ice / Welfare Recipient's Fresh Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Just-Ice The Music (Single) Fresh Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Just-Ice Girls N Guns (Maxi, Single) Savage Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Just-Ice Kill The Rhythm (Like A Homicide) Sleepn' Dawg Records US 1994 Sell This Version
Just-Ice Lip Service / Free Flow Warlock Records US 1997 Sell This Version
MEM007 Just-Ice Gangsta's Don't Cry / Just Rhymin' With Kane(12") Memnoch Records MEM007 US 2002 Sell This Version
MEM008 Just-Ice History / Love Rap(12") Memnoch Records MEM008 US 2003 Sell This Version
PBB-7009 Stezo / Just-Ice Stezo / Just-Ice - It's My Turn / Cold Gettin' Dumb(7") Five Day Weekend, Fresh Records PBB-7009 US 2010 Sell This Version
Just-Ice Keep It Real / Baby Boy Back In Town (Re-mixes) In-A-Minute Records US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

PCD-3815M Just-Ice Latoya Best Of Just-Ice(CD, Comp) P-Vine Records PCD-3815M Japan 1996 Sell This Version
ACMCD4316 Just-Ice Greatest Hits ... So Far(CD, Comp) Acrobat ACMCD4316 UK 2008 Sell This Version
HURTCD089 Just Ice* Back To The Old School / Kool & Deadly (Justicizms)(2xCD, Comp, RE) Harmless HURTCD089 UK 2009 Sell This Version
Just-Ice Sir Vicious: The Best Of Just-Ice (Comp) Traffic Entertainment Group US 2013 Sell This Version