ICEBERG SLIM Reflections (1976)

Reflections (1976)
Amazing Out Of Print Pimp-Life CD

Iceberg Slim – pimp, poet, profiteer – sold millions of books chronicling the pimp life (Long White Con, Pimp, Trick Baby) after turning his multi-jail sentences into a multi-media franchise that laid the foundation for future generations of gangstas and pimp wannabes. Know it or not, you’ve seen his imprint somewhere before. Trick Baby was a 1973 movie, Eddie Murphy’s SNL character Velvet Jones was a thinly veiled caricature, and Ice-T, when he adopted Iceberg’s game, admittedly adapted his name, as well. But it’s this 1976 recording (issued on CD in 1994) that looms largest in Slim’s legend. Backed by a vamping, blues (lite) quartet, Iceberg paints a bizarre picture of life on the streets, spinning uncomfortably graphic tales that are often rendered camp by his weak rhymes, crude depictions and sub-thespian delivery. Funny is an understatement. I know guys who still quote him 30 years later (“Candy HON-ey”). His Huggy Bear appeal is confounding but his art is unlike anyone else’s. You’ll find yourself amused, confused, repulsed and, curiously… probably wanting more. Out of print but still gettable at Amazon HERE.


The Fall (19:52)
Broadway Sam (5:49)

Durealla (15:29)

Mama Debt (9:01)

 

8 Comments

  • 1
    Capt. Willard
    November 18, 2009 - 16:13 | Permalink

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  • 2
    Festus
    November 19, 2009 - 15:41 | Permalink

    Willard This is Great! Thanks for all your efforts!

  • 3
    Hugo
    November 20, 2009 - 21:31 | Permalink

    This guy is the Shatner of pimp!

    • 4
      pete
      November 9, 2011 - 12:29 | Permalink

      OK, I’m convinced. Downloading now …

  • 5
    Argantonio
    November 22, 2009 - 08:00 | Permalink

    I wanna be black

  • 6
    shmoopatties
    November 12, 2011 - 14:40 | Permalink

    Finally got to listen to this…love it. If you like this, you gotta check out Lightnin’ Rod ‘Hustler’s Convention’, with Kool & The Gang (as well as the Hendrix / Lightnin’ Rod collaboration ‘Doriella Du Fontaine’). A superb prototype of what was to come and entertaining as hell.

    • 7
      shmoopatties
      November 12, 2011 - 16:21 | Permalink

      I just loaded this and the Lightnin Rod stuff on a ipod and listened to it all a couple of times while cleaning out the gutters…I now realize that the Doriella Du Fontaine by Lightnin Rod and Ice’s Durealla…are basically the same lyric. Trying to figure out who ripped who. I found this:”The project began in late 1969 with famed producer Alan Douglas recording the unmistakable Jimi Hendrix and legendary Buddy Miles in rolling and groove-laden musical backdrop. Fast forward 4 years and Lightnin’ Rod (aka Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin) adds in his distinctive vocal soundtrack.” So that’s 1973 for the Lightnin Rod and the Iceberg came out in 1976…hmmmm.

  • 8
    Steve626
    September 30, 2012 - 06:56 | Permalink

    Willard. As always, thanks for everything. Unfortunately, the link for this is dead – can you re-up? Doriella Du Fontaine is one of my favorites. Thanks.

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