Monday, 26 November 2012

Ice-T on gun control

I first discovered Ice-T back in 1998/99 on MTV (yeh that's right they played music on mtv in those days) when I was just starting to develop my own tastes in rap, heavy metal and music in general. The main bands that I enjoyed back in high school (much to the dismay of my parents) were Prince, Led Zeppelin, Guns n Roses, NWA, Motley Crue and Aerosmith, but most of all I loved Body Count. Body Count were fronted by Ice-T, the band produced hip hop records that made eminem look like Eamon Holmes. The most notable Body Count track being Cop Killer which was eventually withdrawn by Time Warner due to pressure from Al-Gore's wife, as she disliked the records "anti-police sentiment and interpretation of women". However Ice-T did not let this derail his career and his immense talent was not confined to the music world. He has proven himself to be one of hollywood's top actors along with his television role on Law & Order SVU. So it was with particular delight that I discovered this clip on youtube that shows Ice-T's views on gun control to be exactly the same as my own. In this clips he comes across as eloquent, intelligent, brave, handsome and charismatic. Like daniel in the lions den, he puts himself in front of the medias cameras to present an unpopular point of view, for which he will undoubtedly suffer mud slinging and personal insults from mainstream political "commentators" like Michael Moore and Johann Hari . Ice-T you've still got!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Thought for the day

So when the new dawn begins to break Just lift up your eyes, let your heart awake Be ready to meet what day may send And be ready to great every man as a friend :-)