Cemented ice-t as the godfather of gangster rap
Colors was the best track on the soundtrack of the same movie, and while it wasn't a big success on the billboard charts, it was one of the songs that helped launch ice-t's career. the movie and soundtrack were released half a year before nwa's debut album dropped. for many people, colors was their first mainstream taste of gangster rap. gritty lyrics over a phat synthesizer that makes up one of the most memorable beats in hip hop history. the soundtrack to colors is decent, but not a good representation of west coast rap, as most of the songs are from east coast artists. if you're interested in the soundtrack because of this one song, you're better off justing buying the mp3 to this one song.