LH Album Review: Ice Spice

Crowned the princess of Gen Z, up and coming female rapper Ice Spice has released her debut EP.


Wisdom Konu, Culture Editor

In 2022, a young rapper with superstar potential emerged from the streets of the Bronx with her signature red curls. With the release of her first single, “Munch (Feelin’ U)”, an addictive drill song, it brought us the new term, “Munch”. A “munch” is a person who only seeks to please the other person or a person who desires someone else whilst the meaning is not reciprocated. The song is considered her breakout single, gaining traction from Tiktok for her straight-forward tone and lines. 

She was quickly labeled as a one-hit wonder. With the release of “Bikini Bottom” and “In Ha Mood” those claims were quickly silenced. Both of which successfully repeated the same formula, building on her distinct drill sound winning over her already growing fanbase, intensifying her hype. With her recent debut EP, she takes those released singles and features 3 new songs, all produced by RIOTUSA.

“Like..?” builds up on her trademark spin on drill and experiments with newer ideas. The second track of the album, “Princess Diana” mentions the fan-created meme that she is the “people’s princess,” and is the reincarnation of the late Princess of Wales. “In the hood I’m like Princess Diana.” The track keeps her “pop-drill” sound whilst the rest of the newer tracks are more experimentative. “Gangsta Boo” featuring male rapper, Lil Tjay, referencing the late rapper Gangsta Boo sampling P. Diddy’s 2002 single “I Need a Girl Part 2” gives us a Y2K-nostalgic sound mixed with her usual sound. “Acting A Smoochie” is a slower sound, provided by RIOTUSA. 

“Like…?” proves that she lives up to the hype and shows her potential as an up and coming princess of rap and that Ice Spice is here to stay.