Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-From South Central to Hollywood
He's a hip-hop icon credited with single-handedly creating gangsta rap. Television viewers know him as Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola on the top-rated dramaLaw & 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, his four-year stint in the U.S. Army, his successful career as a hustler and thief, and his fateful decision to turn away from a life of crime and forge his own path to international stardom. Along the way, Ice shares never-before-told stories about friends such as Tupac, Dick Wolf, Chris Rock, and Flavor Flav, among others. And he offers up candid observations on marriage and monogamy, the current state of hip-hop, and his latest passion: 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 unforgettable story of a true American original.
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Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption—From South Central to HollywoodUser Review - Staff - Book Verdict
Ice-T (born Tracy Marrow) has had a successful career in many fields, including rap, heavy metal, film, and television. Writing with Century (coauthor, ), he relates his childhood growing up in New ... Read full review
I think ICE-T's memoir provides readers with honest and candid descriptions that yield a positive result. The book is as thorough as possible and insightful for those in the streets and those somewhere on the outer-brim, who may not "get" the predicaments faced by youths in dilapidated inner cities. It also sends a message that is "REAL" and the consequences that follow street crime, articulated in the psychology of an O.G. and why it's NOT worth the time, at all. His tenets at the end of the book are relatable, humorous and truthful. There is no holding back.