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January 30, 1995 | HOPE HAMASHIGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
David Halili isn't bothered by a little controversy. In fact, it has aided his short career as a graphic artist. The first time the 26-year-old Fullerton native realized he was doing something noteworthy was when he saw then-Vice President Dan Quayle and actor Charlton Heston on television holding up examples of his art. But Quayle and Heston were hardly fans. Rather, they were criticizing "Body Count," a hard-rock album by a group led by rap music star Ice-T.
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January 30, 1995 | HOPE HAMASHIGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
David Halili isn't bothered by a little controversy. In fact, it has aided his short career as a graphic artist. The first time the 26-year-old Fullerton native realized he was doing something noteworthy was when he saw then-Vice President Dan Quayle and actor Charlton Heston on television holding up examples of his art. But Quayle and Heston were hardly fans. Rather, they were criticizing "Body Count," a hard-rock album by a group led by rap music star Ice-T.
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April 1, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Starting On Top: British rockers Depeche Mode's "Songs of Faith and Devotion" will enter the Billboard pop album chart at No. 1 in the issue published Saturday, based on sales of about 152,000 copies. Rapper Ice T, who severed ties with Time Warner after a national controversy last year over his "Cop Killer" song, will enter the charts at No. 14 with his new "Home Invasion" album. The album, released on his own Rhyme Syndicate label, sold 48,000 copies during its first week in the stores.
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April 2, 1993 | RICHARD CROMELIN
English synth-pop band Depeche Mode's 11th album entered the chart at No. 1, but that's no guarantee of longevity, as two other occupants of the Top 10 demonstrate: Sting's latest entered at No. 2 and has slipped one spot each of the last two weeks, and Jimmy Page's long-awaited return, with Coverdale/Page, has all but dropped out of the Top 10 one week after entering at No. 5. Rank Rank 2 Weeks Last Weeks on the Week Ago Chart 1. "Songs of Faith and Devotion," Depeche Mode ... ... 1 2.
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February 27, 1990 | JIM WASHBURN
For such a controversial guy, Ice-T certainly puts on a pedestrian show. Performing Sunday evening in the Cal State Fullerton gym, the L.A.-based rapper wouldn't have let down any Parents Music Resource Center monitors in the audience: His 13 numbers were chock full of expletives and images of violence and crude sex. Missing from Ice-T's show, however, were most of his more politically based material and, more crucially, a sense of spontaneity and engagement in his show.
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March 21, 1993 | STEVE HOCHMAN
ICE-T "Home Invasion" Rhyme Syndicate/Priority * * 1/2 You can't blame Ice-T for being a bit defensive and unfocused after what he went through last year. And sure, he's entitled to vent a bit of steam, as he does in "It's On," a revenge fantasy against everyone who had bad things to say about him, starting with the cops.
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September 5, 1992 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Don't put too much stress on that Irish thing," cautioned Danny (Danny Boy) O'Connor of the Irish-American rap group House of Pain. "It's hip to be the first Irish rap act. People pay attention to you." That attention has translated into record sales. The group's debut album, "House of Pain," featuring its Top 10 single, "Jump Around," is in the pop Top 15. House of Pain's Irish "thing" has been hyped heavily.
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January 16, 1995 | HOPE HAMASHIGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
David Halili isn't shaken by a little controversy. In fact, it has aided his short career as a graphic artist. The first time the 26-year-old Orange County native realized he was doing something noteworthy was when he saw then-Vice President Dan Quayle and actor Charlton Heston on television holding up examples of his art. But Quayle and Heston were not fans. Rather, they were criticizing "Body Count," a hard-rock album by a group led by rap music star Ice-T.
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August 12, 1992 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rapper Ice-T will comment on black-exploitation movies from the 1970s with help from celebrity guests in a new late-night comedy series for HBO that begins shooting next month, the pay-TV company confirmed Tuesday. Home Box Office Inc. is a unit of Time Warner Inc., which was the target of national protests and boycotts last month for its Warner Bros. record release of the song "Cop Killer" by the controversial performer.
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