Real Name:
Joseph Williams, Jr.
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.

Just-Ice Discography


LPRE-1, LPRE-001 Just-Ice Back To The Old School (Album) Fresh Records, Fresh Records LPRE-1, LPRE-001 US 1986 Sell This Version
LPRE-5 Just-Ice Kool & Deadly (Justicizms) (Album) Fresh Records LPRE-5 US 1987 Sell This Version
INT 846.121 Just-Ice The Desolate One (Album) Fresh Records INT 846.121 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
LPRE-82016X Just-Ice Masterpiece (Album) Fresh Records LPRE-82016X US 1990 Sell This Version
74785-50211-2 Just-Ice Gun Talk (Album) Savage Records 74785-50211-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
INA9000-2 Just-Ice Kill The Rhythm (Like A Homicide) (Album) In-A-Minute Records INA9000-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
WARCD-2793 Just-Ice VII (Album) Warlock Records WARCD-2793 US 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FRE-003 Just-Ice Put That Record Back On / Latoya / That Girl Is A Slut (Single) Fresh Records, Fresh Records FRE-003 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
FRE-15 Just-Ice Going Way Back / Lyric Licking Fresh Records FRE-15 US 1987 Sell This Version
FRE-9 Just-Ice Cold Gettin' Dumb (Single) Fresh Records FRE-9 US 1987 Sell This Version
FRE-80122 Just-Ice Na Touch Da Just / Freedom Of Speech '88 Fresh Records FRE-80122 US 1988 Sell This Version
FRE-80131 Just-Ice Somoshitbyjust-ice / Welfare Recipient's Fresh Records FRE-80131 US 1989 Sell This Version
KSRE-80137 Just-Ice The Music (Single) Fresh Records KSRE-80137 US 1989 Sell This Version
SADJ-50037-2 Just-Ice Girls N Guns (Maxi, Single) Savage Records SADJ-50037-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
SDG-7301 Just-Ice Kill The Rhythm (Like A Homicide) Sleepn' Dawg Records SDG-7301 US 1994 Sell This Version
WAR-227-DJ Just-Ice Lip Service / Free Flow Warlock Records WAR-227-DJ 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
S-33520 Just-Ice Keep It Real / Baby Boy Back In Town (Re-mixes) In-A-Minute Records S-33520 US Unknown Sell This Version


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
TEG-76546-LP Just-Ice Sir Vicious: The Best Of Just-Ice (Comp) Traffic Entertainment Group TEG-76546-LP US 2013 Sell This Version