Ice T protege Zieme steps into the spotlight with the single and video “That’s The Way It’s Got To Be (Body And Soul).” The new single will appear on Zieme’s forthcoming album, which will be released in time for Valentine’s Day. Ice T took a great deal of interest in working with the New York-based singer, who has been compared to Babyface and Maxwell. The moment is reminiscent of the era of R&B that Ice T loves. Ice’s goal is to direct Zieme to modernize the sound of 70s, 80s and 90s R&B hits for his new album “Butter Smooth.” Zieme is the nephew of two members of the legendary R&B group Force MDs, which is where he started performing. From there, he went on to collaborate with and open for such artists as Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Lil Wayne, and more. On February 11, Zieme and Ice T, along with Ice’s wife Coco, will host a listening event. Listen to “That’s The Way It’s Got To Be (Body And Soul)” below.

This song is the property of Zieme.