By Douglas Century
He’s a hip-hop icon credited with single-handedly developing gangsta rap. tv audience recognize him as Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola at the best drama Law & Order: SVU. yet the place the hype and the headlines finish, the genuine tale of Ice-T—the one few of his thousands of fanatics have ever heard—truly starts. 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 imperative, his four-year stint within the U.S. military, his profitable profession as a hustler and thief, and his fateful determination to show clear of a lifetime of crime and forge his personal route to foreign stardom. alongside the best way, Ice stocks never-before-told tales approximately buddies similar to Tupac, Dick Wolf, Chris Rock, and style Flav, between others. And he deals up candid observations on marriage and monogamy, the present country of hip-hop, and his most modern ardour: mentoring at-risk youths round the kingdom. With insights into the cutthroat international of the street—and the cutthroat global of Hollywood—Ice is the unforgettable tale of a real American original.
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