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Ignoring (for the time) that this needs a lot of work, do we have any clearance on the copyright of the stuff from http://www.daveyd.com


I've seen on television Artists having opposition to the term "gangster rap". If this is true for the profession in general and not just some fabrication it would be prudent to mention this and replace the references with gansta'. Someone who knows for sure could please address this?

--Alan D


I'm not sure that this text legally belongs in wikipedia. It is apparently a straight quote from an interview given by Ice T to http://www.daveyd.com.

"The first record that came out along those lines was Schooly D's 'P.S.K.' Then the syncopation of that rap was used by me when I made Six In The Morning. The vocal delivery was the same: '...P.S.K. is makin' that green', '...six in the morning, police at my door'. When I heard that record I was like "Oh shit!" and call it a bite or what you will but I dug that record. My record didn't sound like P.S.K., but I liked the way he was flowing with it. P.S.K. was talking about Park Side Killers but it was very vague. That was the only difference, when Schooly did it, it was "...one by one, I'm knockin' em out".
All he did was represent a gang on his record. I took that and wrote a record about guns, beating people down, and all that with Six In The Morning. At the same time my single came out, Boogie Down Productions hit with Criminal Minded, which was a gangster-based album. It wasn't about messages or "You Must Learn", it was about gangsterism. That was the New York shit. So there's no question that I was before Eazy because if you go back to 1982 with Cold Wind Madness, I was talking about being "the pimp, the player, the woman-layer", but Six In The Morning would be the first "Gangsta Rap", so to speak. After that, Cube wrote Boyz In Tha Hood which was like a bite of Six In The Morning [with the syncopation]. It's like "Six in the morning, police at my door..." and "The boyz in the hood are always hard...". If you play Boyz In The Hood at the same time as Six In The Morning, you'll hear they even break at the same point."(www.daveyd.com)

-- sodium


If the the source of the citation is given and if it's not to long it can be considered to fall under fair use.


How much is too long? This seems pretty large for a quote. Presumably www.daveyd paid money to Ice T for an exclusive interview, I think we would probably need their agreement to run it. -- sodium