Black Ice – Truth Is (video)


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That dude could've skipped all that prefacing and gotten directly to point that he made in his last sentence. I am so sick of this narrow, limited thinking espoused as though it is the ONLY truth. Rantng about being given limited education? That is some bull! It's limited because they won't go to school! That's right I said it. The guys he's talking about wouldn't be caught dead with a book-bag on their back, but don't mind being caught with a gun? Plain silly that's all. I'm black and I work with youths all day everyday and live around that foolishness too. I don't want to hear it! Stop the blame game. Free your mind and your a** will follow. He's standing there talking all that crap using the Nword over and over unnecessarily. I am not impressed. It's only a part of one truth but it's not THE truth.… Read more »
I totally understand what you are trying to say here and I respect it. Everyone has the same opportunities, at least as far as elementary, middle and high school are concerned. (With the economic crisis, college is becoming intangible for a lot of people) But on the other side of the track, there are people born into lives we cannot even fathom. The monster didn't come from the street, it was born in the home and came TO the street. That kind of life runs deep, comes after you, comes after your family until there is no where out and you just find yourself drowning faster and faster the more you fight it. So when you have no escape, why even fight it, just become what your family has molded you. And I agree, with everything you said, but not everyone who wouldn't be caught dead with a book bag,… Read more »


@ ButtaFlyyTulsa (59), It does not matter if they lose their fan base or fame and fortune. They need to be real to themselves before it is too late. They can only play the game for so long. They may cry out, but they still are trying to play the game to hang on to their fame and fortune. Like drug addicts, they must totally detox from the game by changing playgrounds and taking on a new lifestyle that is less lively and more common. These people say anything and do anything for money. They are hurting people and lying to people for money. Why should we feel sorry for them? The truth be told that we must pray for our enemies. The truth be told that God is real and alive. It will take Him and our prayers to destroy the industry and reverse these people's lies. Give no… Read more »

God does not destroy anything. He forgives. And so should you.

Awesome video!!!!! I love how he focused on what the industry is doing to our black men (being black myself). Feeding them false hopes and lies. I only wish more rappers would come forth and somehow some way get out of this mess. We could probably help them get confidence that they will not lose ALL of their fans, and will gain a ton more with open hearts and eyes by listening more carefully to the lesser ones crying out for help on nearly every mixtape. Check out what Bow Wow had to say. Pretty deep stuff

He said one of the best lines I have ever heard, and I'm going to remember it…'I challenge you to find something that's worth dying for, and then live for it'.

JESUS is worth dying for and living for. Apostle Paul shared this with us.

@ The people who commented negatively about marijuana ^^^^^^^, Know your facts before you speak ! There is completely nothing wrong w/ marijuana. In fact , It is actrually Good For You . I relieves stress , prevents head/neck cancer , cures the flu , pain reliever & Ive heard it slows down the aging process. It also makes you think more creative (when your baked) . & Believe it or not , weed is actually Healthy!! (Yes I said it !!). & listen to Peter Tosh/Bob Marley , look for THE FACTS , Not the bullshit the goverment made up such as it "killing braincells / causing lung cancer / cancer". Why else would the government ban it & make s**t up ?? Because its a very effective medicine given to us by God & ties in to (what this site is about & etc.) @Vigilant – please… Read more »

one thing I don't understand is how can you sell your soul, when it isn't even yours to begin with? I mean if you are baptized that's already a bond with god, so in essence doesn't your soul belong to him at that point? how then can you sell it? unless it is metaphorical meaning selling your soul by doing the devil's work, going against your beliefs and so on…but I don't believe they sell their souls in the literal sense.


“Black,” Superman, put down the green, sticky kryptonite It’s time to rise and fight, your even embarrassing Pac, We were once Kings and Queens, But now we’ve succumb to the white man’s dream, Ol’ Jimmy told Timmy, “we’ll enslave their minds, It’ll make us look good, we’ll leave the chains and whips behind.” “We’ll let em’ entertain us, and even make a few rich and famous, While the rest will chase for a taste, while their left behind.” Ol’ Timmy told Jimmy, “My friend, that’s brilliant!, We’ll start with the men, then it’s their women and children. We can sit back and watch while their world implodes, We will collect millions from their minds and souls.” Then Jerome heard a voice, from his block in Marcy, “Ghetto soldiers rise, before your dearly departed.” Jerome tried to ignore it, until Keisha asked if he heard it, Jerome had to man up,… Read more »

this is crazy . ive been trying to get my peers to read this site. to not be blind to the world around you. they turn there heads like i wasnt even there.

some people say im a devil worshiper for reading this site? that just shows this world is not going change. and theyll try to change it when its too late.

17 year old.

Black Ice is The Truth!! He performed this jawn on Pete Rock's SOUL SURVIVOR II, Dope S**t!!

It's nice to see that young people are reading this 🙂 EDUCATE YOURSELF!!! Be hungry for knowledge. Know whats happeneing around you!

word not world*

I'm really SICK of black people calling themselves and others niggers. It IS WRONG no matter HOW you spell it is the same world.

It's rather two fold in my opinion. I blame the elite for starting the N label association, and I blame black folks for accepting and turning that word into a mass money making market.

im sick of it too its disgusting its making us a laughing stock

Who cares about the bad language?? The most important thing is that he dropped knowledge. He just used language that 98% of us use on a daily basis. Everything he said in his rhyme is true. The music industry has been in a very sad state for a minute. It's about time someone stepped up and spoke out against it. – Hip hop culture, Politics, Art, Life, & Entertainment

SOOOOO TRUUUUE yes this is bad language but understand he's talking about black people period. Although other races fall in this catergory too but this is specifically for blacks. Neighborhoods were made and design just for hispanics and blacks. Projects, hood, ghetto whatever they call them. Those places are design for people to be poor for life although it is their decision but they make it feasable for this type of crowd to be drawn to certain areas. Everyone should avoid these living areas. Just like all the drugs were put here the same goes with these low income housing units. They will draw the right crowd and that's also where the drug flow will go. Children there are being tricked into believing that life has no meaning and they grow up believing that and have children who eventually will believe it. Until someone introduce them to the truth. This… Read more »

This was a very good rap poetry! (or whatever you call it). Though i wonder how many in the audience that gets the message of what he is saying. im only 12 and discovered illuminati and mk-ultra and such stuff a few years ago. it was very shocking. And i try to tell my friends then and then about stuff like this. They just believe a small part, but they think im a psycho lol ): I wish kids in my age wouldnt be so ignorant and discover and question everything..

What a coincidence. I was just listening to this guy and trying to figure out who he was about a week ago. There is this beatmaker who goes by the name of SJ or Sampler Jazz that sampled this in tribute, I guess, to this great poet

I like listening to his stuff cause I get that real hip hop sound I love with a bit of uniqueness and eccentricity without having to hear the garbage rappers talk about. It's refreshing. SJ, has a couple full length projects on his band camp.

Lastly, great find VC. I love your site. I've been visiting it for at least a year. Keep up the good work, and thanks for posting this.

Lauryn Hill's "Motives and Thought" is really deep too

im 13 and this is so true its sad to see people my age being feed lies through the public media ex: tv, music, people ect.. *smh* man *smh*

NICE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's nice too see that ppl do use their talents positively and to teach ppl he was sick! God bless ppl 😉


maybe he's using a double entendre…you know, to prove a point…

not sure..this is nice and are responsible for YOUR can rise above whatever is put in your face..but blaming someone else for you screw ups is a cop-out…you have the choice to not be in the music industry, you have the choice to NOT smoke crack or sell..You have the choice to get a job and make money..but vanity makes fool think they need more than food, and roof over their head…they want the gold, the bling nonsense..this guy is right i guess..but it's not's his opinion..pointing and somebody else for your short comings in life..

Listen To Some Immortal Technique. If you want to listen to real music.

immortal technique is another rabbit hole.guy is a papal puppet spreading people into another rabbit hole of hate..


WOW!!! Black Ice speaks the absolute truth. There is a blatant tearing down of our communities, especially in the black communities. Youth are being told to worship drug dealers and rappers but they aren’t being steered towards school or anything positive. The streets have claimed them and the media, the “handlers” the EVIL has persisted for far too long. The truth is out there people for all of us to see but we’re dazzled by their hypocrisy and their “bling” which is nothing more than glass. GOD is omnipotent and all powerful yesterday, today and tomorrow. This Earth will not last long going the way it is going and we’re already set in motion. Thank you Black Ice!

Good job man! tnx

That was great. Worth a few repeat listens. Thanks so much for sharing!

WOW! love this brother, keep telling the truth and being true to yourself. God bless

Hey guys, I know this is unrelated, but I just watched Battle in Seattle (movie), based of the WTO meeting in 1999. It was surprisingly open about the World Trade Organisation and critical of the negative effects it has on people and the environment. I would have thought that the industry wouldn't allow those messages.

Maybe I'm wrong? Have you guys watched it? Does it give misinformation. Does it give a badly skewed version of events? I'd like to hear your opinions 🙂

Preach!!!, god bless that man for speaking truth.


Sooner or later all puppets trip over their strings, and when they do, the puppeteers throw them out like broken toys. The mindless puppets sit mezmerised in front of their TV's praying to the Rock and Wrestling gods to raise them up. The root of all evil is not the desire for money or power. The root of all evil is every persons desire to be loved. This lack of selfesteem is what makes people puppets.

Wow. Very, very nice.

Okay, sure, one can perhaps laud this. But his profanity-laced, shuck-and-jive attitude ironically underscores his own inability to transcend the very ghettoization he decries.

he's keeping it real

Dude this is real poetry. I'm sure he wouldn't have a "bad ass atitude" in person. That's just his feelings on the matter and that's what poetry is about. It's not acting its all about expressions, truth, realness. Don't think it could've gotten any better than that.

So is he supposed to put on an act for you just so you can be pleased? Is he supposed to pretend to be something he's not to get his point across? That's what puppets do and he is obviously not a puppet. He's seen it, obviously, and speaking up about it. Yet, you want him to speak with fancy language, change his dialect, and change his attitude just so you will be happy. Give me a break!

He is the result of his surroundings. Besides it's rap poetry.

Sometimes your presentation has to be a little off in order to get your point across. Plus I think he was brilliant to go with the style he went with because that was absolutely real talk and real perspective which gave it more of an effect. The subject matter that he is speaking of alone i think is indicitive of the idea that he has trascended "putative ghettoization" thats just my opinion

ugh! I hate it when people come up with these do’s and don’ts crap. At least he used his voice to speak up!

It's not about do's and dont's. It's about observation. It is the very system this man is criticizing that encourages profanity and a gangster, "bad-ass" demeanor – an immature attitude that he displays himself. If he really wants to transcend his own putative ghettoization, then he should take pains to fully extricate himself from the system that he claims has tried to swallow him whole. As it is, though, by continuing to behave in this manner, he keeps himself mired in cultural sludge.

I'm a 17 yr. old. Boy the stupidity in this nation… people laugh at me when I try to reason with them and open their minds. But they've been programmed to think all this "rap" is just normal black guys just actin' like thugs and they think it's funny. I've been able to see the bigger picture for years. It corrupts the minds of the ghettos to follow the 1 successful path they've known, being a "thug" rapper. Marijuana isn't necessarily a bad drug at all, but if you start that stuff before you are 17 or 18 that's really bad. But since kids have started listening to this stuff at 12 or 13 they've put themselves in such a bad path. Luckily people here aren't THAT stupid.. lol I live in U.S.A.'s most intelluctual city, but sometimes I feel like our youth here are total jokes!


This guy has talent and some important things to say, no doubt. The only problem here is the "victim mentality" and how he keeps saying "they" (like as in maybe "the man"???) did this or that or made niggaz criminals or drug dealers, etc. Come on, man. We all have freewill, brothers and sisters, given to us by our Creator. Everything you say and do, and all that you choose is on YOU. Having said that, the rulite elite are scum and we all know that. Just watch out and be vigilant, because they come in every color – it ain't a black or white thing – just look at who is currently in the White House, living large, taking more expensive vacations than any other Prez in history, while Rome burns – golfing more in 2 years than George W did in 8 years, etc. They want to corrupt… Read more »
I think that what Black Ice is trying to say is that where Blacks are MOST successful or “granted access to ” is in the entertainment business, looking trashy, looking dumb or objectified as mere sexual devices. And by they, it is clear that he is talking about the ruling White elite. As long as we would not love to see the “Illuminati issue” as one comprised of racial bias… It is yet full of it (Zionism vs anti-semitism and so on…) Yes, it is true that there are many White artists fulfilling the roles of sex dolls and air heads as well but they are not stuck into that one box. On the opposite hand, entertainment seems to be the easiest escape or attainable level where Blacks can reach success and obtain “respect”… after decades and centuries of feeling inferior because they were told to be and made to… Read more »
And, I should add…going to a deeper level… I'm not sure how wide your lens of history is, but whether or not the CIA (ordered by the ruling elite) deliberately introduced crack cocaine into poorer areas, this certainly was not the first or WORST time…. Centuries ago, the British Crown (ruling elite) did the very same to an entire culture in China and India – it was called the British Easy India Company, and under the guise of exporting fine asian teas, they began the largest opium and heroin trafficking cartel in history at that time. They victimized and addicted millions of people, many of whom served at slaves to the company itself, in exchange for being paid in dope. What a deal. Then, later in America, when the railroads needed to be built, millions of addicted Chinese immigrant workers were brought in to work their arses off, and were… Read more »
I get what you are saying completely, and agree with most of it. But it's very important to remember that one of the biggest psychological ploys in the world is this liberal mentality of trying to convince people who are of minority groups that they deserve "special rights" and govt assistance – which is totally saying that they need extra help in this world because they are inferior. This is a lie, and I do not believe they are inferior for one second, so I'm just not buying any of that nonsense. I've lived too long and known far too many great people of all racial groups who make good choices (tough ones, too), and in doing so, have attained success in their lives. They were in posititions to be tempted by "the life" of gangs, crime and drugs, just like many others, but they did not allow themselves to… Read more »

But what they think is free will is actually mass mind control, so we are brainwashed into making certain decisions.

i think this extends to pretty much the majority of the population, not only "n****s" like he's saying

Black Ice was out with a message; his conviction was almost palpable as he echoed his message, he cared little about the applause he got. I'd posit that he had almost been there, and has seen his friends in there with all the blings, almost like everything's cool, but he knows better how sullen and wretched these dudes are, almost like whitewashed tombstones… Its a wake up call to parental guidance; if music can affect or interfere with the mood, it can as well mold perceptions as well as opinions especially on touchy issues that border on morality.. Music could be doing the work of most parents, I shudder to dare imagine what the future holds especially considering the decipherable and subliminal messages which modern secular music contains..

I feel what this brother is stating in his poetry, the youths minds are distored to reality by the constant over exposure to entertainment personalities, stars, celebrities, or what ever you want to call them. Never before in history has the American population, and maybe the western hemisphere, been bombarded with images and video clips of so-called reality show celebrities and other actors and actresses, think Kim Kardashian( even though she is fine), Tila Tequila, Every body from Jersey Shore, American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, why are these people famous again? Oh thats right sex tapes, sexual objectifying themselves for fame and in the case of the cast from Jersey Shore just being typical douche bags. I pray for every parent during this generation, may God grant you with wisdom to guide your children, because Satan wants it all. If he can't have YOU, your precious little DAUGHTER or… Read more »

this is So very old. but still true. Black Ice has tons of up to date material. you all should look him up he's great

Other then the profanity, i agree with him. How the "majority of an ethnicity is this and that way so apparently every single person of that ethnicity is" I'm gonna be honest and not being racist because i'm black myself. But black people putting black people down! If you wanna rise then you have to stop putting each other down.

nice. dude's got talent.

my internal bling shines in the darkness.

Looks like someone has got the right idea, even if his language is, ahem, somewhat vulgar. Nonetheless, it's nice to see that some of us can still think. Being a teen I see tons of mechanical kids my age who are so absorbed in the media and the materialistic. I often wonder if a single rational thought floats through their heads. Seeing this video, as well as some of the comments I feel some hope. There are people, even a few in my generation, who can still think for themselves. God bless. =)

Right on! Social media tends to distort the truth.

i know i heard this somewhere in a song…. heres the song …….. it sums up the whole skit..

That was awesome! How refreshing!