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VI - Return of the Real

Ice-T VI: Return Of The Real
Released June 4, 1996 (1996-06-04)
Recorded Autumn 1995–Spring 1996
Genre West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 73:10
Label Rhyme Syndicate
Producer Aquel, Big Rich, DJ Ace, Dre MC, E-A-Ski & CMT, Hen Gee, Ice-T (exec.), L.P., Mad Rome, San Man, Silkski, SLJ, Trails Of Flowalistics
Ice-T chronology

Home Invasion
VI - Return of the Real
The Seventh Deadly Sin
Singles from Ice-T VI: Return Of The Real
  1. "I Must Stand"
    Released: 1996
  2. "The Lane"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
NME 7/10 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[4]
The Source 3/5 stars[5]
Yahoo! Music (favorable)[6]

Ice-T VI: Return Of The Real is the sixth studio album by American rapper Ice-T, released June 4, 1996 on Priority Records. The title is play on words based on the movie Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi, with the "VI" referring to it being his sixth album. The album features production by DJ Ace, E-A-Ski & CMT, Hen Gee, Ice-T, Mad Rome and San Man. It peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 89 on the Billboard 200.[7] One single, "I Must Stand", peaked at number 83 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and at number 21 on the Billboard Rap Songs.[8] The album features guest performances by Hot Dolla, Mr. Wesside, Powerlord JEL, Big Rich and Godfather.

Along with a single, a music video was produced for the song, "I Must Stand".

Track listing

  1. "Pimp Anthem" - 4:35
  2. "Where the Shit Goes Down?" - 5:20
  3. "Bouncin' Down the Strezeet" (featuring Hot Dolla, Mr. Wesside & Powerlord JEL) - 3:50
  4. "Return of the Real" - 4:58
  5. "I Must Stand" (featuring Angela Rollins) - 4:02
  6. "A Lotta Niggas" (Insert) - 0:58
  7. "Rap Game's Hijacked" - 5:31
  8. "How Does It Feel" (featuring Big Rich & Mad Rome) - 4:30
  9. "The Lane" - 3:45
  10. "Rap Is Fake" (Insert) - 0:44
  11. "Make the Loot Loop" - 3:39
  12. "Syndicate 4 Ever" (featuring Hot Dolla, L.P. & Powerlord JEL) - 4:05
  13. "The 5th" - 4:26
  14. "It's Goin' Down" (Insert) - 0:33
  15. "They Want Me Back In" (featuring Big Rich) - 3:09
  16. "Inside of a Gangsta" (featuring Teddy, Big Rich & Mad Rome) - 4:03
  17. "Forced to Do Dirt" - 4:55
  18. "Haters" (Insert) - 0:45
  19. "Cramp Your Style" - 3:52
  20. "Real?" (Insert) - 1:38
  21. "Dear Homie" (featuring Dre MC, Godfather & Hen-Gee) - 3:57


Bouncin' Down the Strezeet

Cramp Your Style

Forced to Do Dirt

Inside of a Gangsta

Make the Loot Loop

Pimp Anthem

The Lane

They Want Me Back In

Chart history

Chart (1996)[7] Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 89
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 19
Song Chart (1996)[8] Peak
"I Must Stand" U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 83
U.S. Billboard Rap Songs 21


External links

  • Ice-T VI: Return Of The Real at Allmusic
  • Discogs
  • MusicBrainz

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