Things are about to get really serious on this week’s “RapFix Live,” because we have the Original Gangsta and the Certified Gangsta — Ice-T and Jim Jones — sitting down with host Sway Calloway at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday.
Since his 1987 debut album, Rhyme Pays, Ice-T has stood as a culture icon, dropping classic records and later breaking down barriers in film, becoming one of rap’s earliest Hollywood draws. In 1991, he landed his breakout role as Scotty Appleton in “New Jack City” and has since gone on to star in more than two-dozen roles. Other than his raps, Ice-T is most known for his role as Detective Odafin Tutuola on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and also stars in his own reality show, “Ice Loves Coco” on E!
On Friday, Ice will release “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap,” a documentary he directed, which will explore how hip-hop went from underground music in the inner cities of America to the dominant music genre it is today. The film stars a who’s who of rap greats like Eminem, Dr. Dre, Nas and Kanye West. On Wednesday, Ice will break it all down.
Jim Jones has also found an interest in film. Jones co-stars in VH1’s reality series “Love & Hip Hop,” and for his latest mixtape, Vampire Life 2: F.E.A.S.T. (The Last Supper), the Dipset capo prepared a number of cinematic videos that he plans to string together to form one continuous storyline. “I picked, like, eight songs, and I’ve strung ‘em along like movies,” Jones told Mixtape Daily back in May. “Something good for people to look at. I haven’t seen something like that in a minute. I think it’ll be very interesting.”
Jones will tell Sway what fans can expect next from him. That’s not all: Bronx, New York, MC Fred the Godson will also swing by the “RapFix” set and drop an exclusive freestyle. You’re not going to want to miss it.
Catch Ice-T, Jim Jones and Fred the Godson on “RapFix Live” at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday on MTV.com, and be sure to join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive. Send your questions for the artists to @MTVRapFix!