Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-- from South Central to Hollywood
One World/Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 251 pages
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MsBridgetReads - LibraryThing
I completely and totally enjoyed this book. I think the only times I put this book down was because I knew I had other things to do, had to take care of my little men, or I was really tired. It was a ... Read full review
Review: Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to HollywoodUser Review - Anya - Goodreads
I actually didn't have any interest in Ice-T before reading this book. I only occasionally listen to the poppy rap that Ice-T would scoff at, and I don't really know any of his songs, or watch any of ... Read full review