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Ice Cold: The Untold Story of Hip-Hop Jewelry

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Hip-hop culture doc features drug use, profanity.

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Jewelry in hip-hop has been part of some of the most insidious racial stereotyping of the last few decades, as shown here from a cultural and historical perspective. However, the series doesn't seem to have much to say beyond its initial illustration of Black wealth vs. White wealth in America, so it tends to have its subjects repeat the same talking points throughout. Ultimately, Ice Cold's often heavyweight guests -- including Slick Rick and Eric B. & Rakim -- simply show off their own investments in jewelry, which may end up perpetuating the same stereotypes the series seems to want to break.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 6, 2021
  • Network: YouTube
  • Genre: Educational
  • TV rating: NR
  • Last updated: September 16, 2021

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