Ice T’s Biography, Net worth, Age and Career
American rapper, singer, and actor Tracy Lauren Marrow goes by the moniker Ice-T. He left Newark, New Jersey, where he was born, and relocated to Los Angeles’ Crenshaw district. After graduating from high school, he served for four years in the “United States Army.”
Before he became well-known, he made a living by dealing drugs, pimping, and selling stolen car stereos.
Date of Birth and Parents of Ice T
Tracy Lauren Marrow was born in Newark, New Jersey, on February 16, 1958. Her parents were Solomon, an African-American conveyor belt technician for the “Rapistan Conveyor Company,” and Alice Marrow, a Creole.
Career of Ice T
In 1979, he joined the “US Army.” Because of his inability to support his fiancée and children with the money he earned from selling marijuana and stolen car stereos, he enlisted in the army. He served in the military for four years.
In 1983, he returned to South Central with the intention of becoming a hip-hop musician. However, after being involved in street crime, he turned into a pimp and jewel thief.
In 1983, he decided on the name Ice-T after his cherished book Iceberg Slim. Then he created “The Coldest Rap,” which is a song.
In 1985, he was hospitalized for injuries he sustained in a car accident. His desire to pursue a professional rap career led him to win an open mic competition that was being judged by Kurtis Blow at the time.
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After honing his craft, he started producing CDs and providing music for movies. After that, he joined Sire Records in 1987 and put out his debut album, Rhyme Pays, which eventually was certified gold.
Between 1987 and 1988, he created the theme song for Dennis Hopper’s “Colors,” a film about gang culture in inner-city Los Angeles. His second album, “Power,” which was later made, was favorably appreciated and given a gold certification.
He co-wrote the funny opening tune of his 1989 album “The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech… Just Watch What You Say” with Jello Biafra, the former frontman of the Dead Kennedys.
His 1992 album “Body Count” featured the controversial song “Cop Killer.” The intention of the song was to present a tale from the viewpoint of criminals seeking vengeance on racist police officers.
In 1993, “Warner Bros” forbade the release of Ice-Subsequent T’s solo album, “Home Invasion,” because to the controversy surrounding “Cop Killer.” The musician severed connections with “Warner Bros. Records” and distributed his music through “Priority Records.”
In the 1993 comedy film Who’s the Man?, he portrays a heroin dealer who gets irritated when called by his real name, Chauncey, rather than his street name, Nighttrain.
He collaborated with heavy metal bands at this time. In the movie, he performed a duet of “Judgment Night” with Slayer. In 1995, he made a cameo on the Black Sabbath song “Forbidden.”
His later albums, including Gangsta Rap, The Seventh Deadly Sin, and Ice-T VI: Return of the Real, all failed because they diverged from the themes of his earlier, more well-liked works.
He started portraying the fictional NYPD Detective “Odafin Tutuola” in the NBC police thriller series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in 2000. Numerous spin-offs and nominations and awards have been received for the series.
In addition to his singing career, he has dabbled in acting in movies like “New Jack City,” “Ricochet,” “Trespass,” “Surviving the Game,” and “Johnny Mnemonic.”
In 2006, he produced Ice-T Rap School, his own reality show in which he taught eight students from “York Preparatory School” how to rap. They fought over a gold chain with a microphone and an imitation.
In 2007, he had a special guest appearance on “Short Circuits,” an MTV sketch comedy show. The same year, he also made an appearance in the music video for “Hands of Hatred.”
In the 2012 documentary “Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap,” which included several rappers, he served as executive producer and director. 2017 saw the release of “Bloodlust,” the sixth studio album from “Body Count.”
In July 2019, Ice-T released his first new hip-hop single in ten years. “Feds In My Rearview” was the title of the song.
Education of Ice T
Palms Junior High was his last school before he entered Crenshaw High School. While he was a high school student, gangs were active in the Los Angeles school system.
Members of the Bloods and Crips gangs frequented Crenshaw, where battles frequently broke out. He was never a member of the “Crips” or the “Bloods.” But he read novels by Iceberg Slim and frequently told stories to his friends.
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