Iceberg Slim

Iceberg Slim

Robert Beck (born Robert Lee Maupin; August 4, 1918 – April 28, 1992), better known as Iceberg Slim, was an American pimp who subsequently became an influential author among a primarily African-American readership. Beck’s novels were adapted into movies, and the imagery and tone of Beck’s fiction has been acknowledged as an influence by several rap musicians, including Ice T, Ice Cube, and Iceberg Slimm, whose names are homages to Beck.

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It Takes A Fire To Melt An Iceberg
The riot goes on

My dad tells me to get the Kingsford lighter fluid which they use to marinate the CDs and tapes. Then they ask if I have anything to say. I just stand there silently. Then, with a drop of a match, our music is transformed into melted notes.