Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood by Ice-TMy life’s been a great story / In the ultimate war / Should I ill or do right? / Make peace or go raw?—Ice-T, “Exodus”
He’s a hip-hop icon credited with single-handedly creating gangsta rap in the 1980s. Television viewers know him as Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola on the top-rated TV drama Law & Order: SVU. But where the hype and the headlines end, the real story of Ice-T—the one few of his millions of fans have ever heard—truly begins.
Ice is Ice-T in his own words—raw, uncensored, and unafraid to speak his mind. About his orphan upbringing on the gang-infested streets of South Central Los Angeles. About his four-year stint in the U.S. Army’s famed “Tropic Lightning” outfit. About his successful career as a hustler and thief, the car crash that nearly killed him, and the fateful decision to turn away from a life of crime and forge his own path to international entertainment stardom.
Ice by Ice-T is both a tell-it-like-it-is tale of redemption and a star-studded tour of the pop culture firmament. The acclaimed rapper and actor shares never-before-told stories about friends like Tupac, Dick Wolf, Chris Rock, and an antler-clad Flavor Flav, among others. Readers will ride along as Ice-T’s incendiary rock band Body Count narrowly escapes from a riotous mob of angry concertgoers in Milan, and listen in as the music legend battles the self-appointed censors over his controversial “Cop Killer” single.
Most of all, Ice is the place where one of the game’s most opinionated players breaks down his own secret plan for living, offering up candid observations on marriage and monogamy, the current state of hip-hop, and his latest passion: doing one-on-one gang interventions and mentoring at-risk youths around the country.
With insights into the cutthroat world of the street—and the cutthroat world of Hollywood—Ice is the inspirational story of a true American original.
6 Reasons We Love Ice-T and Coco’s Relationship
Ice-T told host Caitlyn Becker that while "Ice Loves Coco" enjoyed "great ratings" for three years, the couple opted against overstaying their welcome. The rapper explained:. And then what happens is, now the days you want to sit at home, the producers are like, 'Well, you have to entertain. Trying to entertain people with your life is dangerous. It's hard to do for a long period of time. So we got in and got out.
Nicole Natalie Marrow (née Austin) (born March 17, ), commonly known as Coco Austin, Coco, Coco Marie Austin, Coco Marie, Coco-T, is an American actress, dancer, glamour model, and web personality. She has been married to rapper-actor Ice-T (né Tracy Marrow) since January Austin and Ice-T star in the reality television series Ice Loves Coco, which.
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Sign in. Alex Borstein , RuPaul , and other stars at the Emmys answer our fans' burning questions. Watch now. Hosted by Ice-T, this series exposed outrageous tales and shocking true stories involving sex, money, murder and sometimes a fatal cocktail of all three. Kate McGinn and her partner Price Whatley, a former NYPD homicide detective, solve the mysteries of their client's past lives to help them fix the problems in their current one. Set in s prohibition, a corrupt cop discovers that the popular speakeasy in town has been infiltrated by vampires. A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.
Ice-T and Coco Austin have been married since and she's become a major part of his personal and professional success. Every couple needs a cute "how we met" story. In , the couple crossed paths when Ice-T stopped by his friend's movie set and Coco was working as a model. She described him as being grumpy that day, according to NUVOtv. The rapper's friend introduced him to Coco, thinking that would cheer him up. The first thing he noticed about her? Her teeth.