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Legal name: Joseph Williams (old school hardcore rapper, aka Just-Ice)


Just-Ice (born Joseph Williams Jr.; November 15, 1965), is a rapper from New York City. A former bouncer at punk clubs, Williams was the first of the New York rappers to embrace gangsta rap, and when he burst out of the Castle Hill neighborhood in the New York City borough of the Bronx as Just-Ice, he gained instant notoriety. Muscle-bound, tattooed, aggressive -- he resembled Mike Tyson in more than just looks -- and with a mouthful of gold teeth, he certainly stood out. His debut album Back to the Old School proved he was more than just a pretty face. It came out on the independent New York label Sleeping Bag, and certainly sounded like no other hip-hop album, thanks to his fast, forceful rhymes, DMX's human beatbox as well as the distinctive production of Mantronix's Kurtis Mantronik.

Williams relocated from the Ft. Greene area in Brooklyn to the Castle Hill section of the Bronx in his early adolescent years. He currently resides in the Bronx which he considers his hometown.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Street Sounds Hip Hop 22 Various Artists 1
1989 Rapmasters 4: The Best of Hip Hop Various Artists 1
1989 Rapmasters 7: The Best of the Laughs Various Artists 1
1989 Rapmasters 9: The Best of the Hardcore Various Artists 1
1997 King of the Beats Various Artists 1
1997 Absolutely... The Very Best of Old School Rap Various Artists 1
2000 On the Floor at the Boutique Midfield General 2
2001 Sleeping Bag Records Greatest Rap Hits Various Artists 1
2002 Hip Hop Sessions Various Artists 1
2003 Fat Beats, Volume Three Various Artists 1
2004 Mr Scruff Presents: Keep It Solid Steel, Volume 1 Mr. Scruff 1
2004 Rap Sessions Various Artists 1
2004 Signature Sounds, Volume 1 DJ Premier 1
2005 Inspiration Information D-Styles 1
2005 The Original Hip-Hop Selection Various Artists 1
2006 Tommy Boy Presents: Hip Hop Essentials, Volume 9 (1979-1991) Various Artists 1
2006 Tommy Boy Presents: Hip Hop Essentials, Volume 12 (1979-1991) Various Artists 1
2006 Electro Sessions Various Artists 1
2007 Top Shelf 8/8/88 Various Artists 1
2007 The Kings of Electro Various Artists 1
2009 45 Live: A Classic Rap Mix Peanut Butter Wolf 1
2009 Ultimate Hip Hop & R&B Various Artists 1
40 Daze & 40 Mics Various Artists 1
Fat Beats "Compilation", Volume 2 Various Artists 1
We Nod Presents... Bumps Controller 7 1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Class of ’86 DJ Revolution 1
2010 Nu Electro, Volume 3 Various Artists 1

Album + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 The Electric Finger James Pants 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 King of the Beats: Anthology 1985-1988 Mantronix 1

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