Ice Spice Reveals Her Mom’s ‘Y2K’ Era Provided the Theme for Her Album

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Ice Spice is saluting her mom for being the inspiration of upcoming album, Y2K. Speaking with Zane Lowe ahead of Mother’s Day, Ice Spice shared details.

“Thankfully, I had my mom, so growing up I’d see her really embody the Y2K aesthetic in its truest form,” she said around the 3:15-minute mark of the video below. “It’s duck nails, it’s a tramp stamp. It’s brown lip liner, no matter where you go. So thankfully, I had her as my inspo growing up. And of course just like the internet, you feel me? Just like anyone else.”

This past Friday, Grammy Award-nominated global superstar Ice Spice returns with “Gimmie A Light” — the first official single from her forthcoming debut album Y2K. Set for release via 10K Projects/Capitol Records, the massively anticipated Y2K is due out later this year. 




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Produced by Ice Spice’s longtime collaborator RiotUSA, who also handled production on career-defining hits like her gold-certified breakout single “Munch (Feelin U)”, “Gimmie A Light” centers on a sample from dancehall legend Sean Paul’s 2002 single “Gimme the Light.” With all the effortless star power that made her an icon soon after emerging from New York drill scene, the Bronx Baddie unleashes a two-minute anthem spotlighting her whip-smart bars, rapid-fire delivery, and potent vocal command. Slick and self-possessed, the result is a high-energy track stacked with bouncy beats and irresistible hooks.

For the video to “Gimmie A Light,” Ice Spice once again joined forces with fellow New York City natives George and Frederick Buford, aka The Evil Twins, the fast-rising filmmaking duo behind the visuals for past hits like “Deli” and “Boy’s A liar Pt. 2” (her platinum-certified, chart-topping 2023 collaboration with PinkPantheress). Equal parts fantasy and hyperreality, Gimmie A Light” places Ice Spice in a dizzying sequence of high-glamour scenarios: sipping Patrón El Alto on the dancefloor with a shiny piece of bling bearing her own likeness; posing with fat stacks of cash in her J’adore Dior baby tee; twerking in the back of a hot-pink Range Rover, surrounded by stuffed animals as the smoke-filled SUV speeds through the streets of her hometown.