By Ice-T, Douglas Century
My life’s been an exceptional tale / within the final warfare / may still I in poor health or do correct? / Make peace or move raw?—Ice-T, “Exodus”
He’s a hip-hop icon credited with single-handedly developing gangsta rap within the Eighties. tv audience comprehend him as Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola at the optimal television drama legislation & Order: SVU. yet the place the hype and the headlines finish, the genuine tale of Ice-T—the one few of his thousands of lovers have ever heard—truly begins.
Ice is Ice-T in his personal words—raw, uncensored, and unafraid to talk his brain. approximately his orphan upbringing at the gang-infested streets of South critical l. a.. approximately his four-year stint within the U.S. Army’s famed “Tropic Lightning” outfit. approximately his winning profession as a hustler and thief, the auto crash that almost killed him, and the fateful selection to show clear of a lifetime of crime and forge his personal route to overseas leisure stardom.
Ice through Ice-T is either a tell-it-like-it-is story of redemption and a star-studded travel of the popular culture firmament. The acclaimed rapper and actor stocks never-before-told tales approximately neighbors like Tupac, Dick Wolf, Chris Rock, and an antler-clad taste Flav, between others. Readers will trip alongside as Ice-T’s incendiary rock band physique count number narrowly escapes from a riotous mob of offended concertgoers in Milan, and pay attention in because the song legend battles the self-appointed censors over his debatable “Cop Killer” single.
Most of all, Ice is where the place one of many game’s so much opinionated avid gamers breaks down his personal mystery plan for dwelling, providing up candid observations on marriage and monogamy, the present kingdom of hip-hop, and his most modern ardour: doing one-on-one gang interventions and mentoring at-risk youths round the country.
With insights into the cutthroat global of the street—and the cutthroat global of Hollywood—Ice is the inspirational tale of a real American unique.