Ask Ice-T's opinion on just about any topic and his response is full of outspoken and unreserved remarks. When it comes to hip-hop, the West Coast rhymer-turned-actor is even more frank with his discussion. The man has a right to spread his wisdom about the genre considering he's been deep in its trenches since the early '80s. More than 30 years later, he now has his sights set on the ingenious MCs taking the game to new heights.

Fellow West Coast rhymer Kendrick Lamar is on Ice's radar and rightfully so. The TDE signee flexes his rap skills and storytelling abilities on his 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' album, which the Body Count frontman has taken note of.

Then there's the underground king Tech N9ne, who has consistently delivered 14 albums during his 15-year career, and the thought-provoker that is Lupe Fiasco, an artist choosing to dive into deeper, complex issues rather than serve lyrics without substance.

Take a look above as Ice-T praises the likes of K. Dot, Tech and Lupe while adding his own lyrical content into the mix.

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