Ice- T | Biography
With his nasal voice, mesmerizing B-movie images and narrative-style writing he made his place among New York hip-hop set. He is celebrated for his raps regarding violence and street life. He has an unmatched impact on the gangster rap genre. Born Tracy Lauren Marrow on 16th of 1958 in Newark, New Jersey, USA, Ice-T began rapping in 1982. He is a son of Alice Marrow and Solomon. He is of African American and Creole descent. He relocated to Summit, New Jersey as a child, where he learned about racism at age seven. However he never became victim of the one as he has lighter skin. While he was at 3rd grad, he lost his mother to heart attack. At age twelve, he lost his father to the same disease that took his mother away from him. Following his father demise, he resided with a close aunt for some time before moving to View Park-Windsor Hills to live with his older aunt. Prior attending Crenshaw High School, he went to Palms Junior High.
Moving into his personal life, he experienced the fatherhood while he still was high school student. His then girlfriend Adrienne conceived their first daughter named LeTesha in 1976. While filming “Breaking”, he met Darlene Ortiz and soon they started dating. She as well conceived his child and gave birth to a son. They named him Ice Tracy Marrow. On 31st December, 2001, he tied knot with swimsuit model Nicole “CoCo Marie” Austin. While celebrating tenth nuptial anniversary, they again took their marriage vows on 4th of June 2011. As a teenager, he stood out from his peers as he did not smoke, drink alcohol, use drugs or tobacco.
Before stepping into musical world, Ice-t worked at the United States Army. After spending some years whetting his skills by producing music for videos as well as releasing multiple records, he landed a deal with Sire Records in 1987. He released his debut album titled “Rhyme Pays” later that year, which ultimately went gold. He then recorded the theme song for film “Colors” which garnered him plethora of attention. In late 80s, he released two albums, confirming his rank as one of the most promising star of West Coast. His 1991’s album “O.G. Original Gangster” was later dubbed as one of the major factors in evolving the gangster rap genre. He later played for a band named “Body Count”. In 1992, he again teamed up with Body Count on their first album. The album comprised Ice-T’s career’s most controversial single “Cop Killer”. He has delivered a number of groundbreaking tracks since then and has collaborated with heavy metal groups such as Slayer and Black Sabbath. Along with his musical career, he as well was creating his resume on silver screen, grabbing roles in films such as 1991’s “New Jack City”, “Ricochet”, 1992’s “Trespass” and 1995’s “Johnny Mnemonic”. He as well took time to appear on small screen. He landed guest roles in a number of shows and his own VH1 reality show “Ice-T’s Rap School”. His long-lasting and most noteworthy television part has been as Odafin “Fin” Tutuola”, a detective on “Law & Order: Special; Victims Unit”. In addition to this, he has lent his voice for a video game “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” as Madd Dogg and “Sanity: Aiken’s Aircraft” as Agent Cain. In “UFC: Tapout” and “Def Jam: Fight for NY”, he appeared as himself. He voiced Aaron Griffin in “Gear of War 3”. An American actor and rapper, Ice-T reportedly has the net worth of thirty million dollars.
Ice-T’s preferred heavy rock acts are Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Edgar Winter. He has been honored with a number of awards, including Grammy Awards. Branching out in other ventures, he has penned a number of books, including “Mirror Image”, “Kings of Vice” and “Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood” among others. Due to his unmatched contribution in the field of rap, he has rightfully earned a huge number of fans. Millions of his fans are following him in his Facebook and twitter pages. His detailed biography is available in a number of websites, including wiki and IMDB.