Ice-T

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Born as Tracy Lauren Marrow, on February 16, 1958, in Crenshaw, Los Angeles, California, USA, better known to most people by his stage name Ice-T, he's a Rapper, Vocalist, plus Actor, with a following within the world of Gangsta Rap as well.

His career started as a Rapper during the 1980s and got signed to Sire Records in 1987, he then put out his debut album "Rhyme Pays", this was the first ever Hip Hop album to carry the explicit content warning sticker.

The following year, he put together the record label Rhyme $yndicate Records (named after his collective of fellow Hip Hop artists called the 'Rhyme $yndicate') and put out the follow up album, "Power".

Studio Albums List

  • 1987: Rhyme Pays
  • 1988: Power
  • 1989: The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What You Say
  • 1991: O.G. Original Gangster
  • 1993: Home Invasion
  • 1996: Ice-T VI: Return of the Real
  • 1999: The Seventh Deadly Sin
  • 2006: Gangsta Rap

Collaborations

  • 1983: Breaking And Entering (with The Radio Crew)
  • 1988: Rhyme Syndicate Comin' Through (with Rhyme $yndicate)
  • 1995: Murder Squad Nationwide (with South Central Cartel)
  • 1993: Judgment Night film soundtrack, an innovative duet with Heavy Metal band Slayer
  • 1997: $port Ya Vest In Tha West (with DJ Aladdin & Tha West Coast Rydaz)
  • 2000: Pimp to Eat (with Analog Brothers)
  • 2000: WWF Aggression (performed Godfather's theme "Pimpin' Ain't easy")
  • 2004: Repossession (with SMG)
  • 2008: Urban Legends (with Black Ice)

Body Count

Ice-T was the co-founder of the Heavy Metal act Body Count, which he introduced in his 1991 album O.G.: Original Gangster.

Body Count released a self-titled debut album in 1992.

There was huge controversy over the track "Cop Killer", which was thought by some to be glamorising the killing of police officers.

Body Count's following album came out in 1994, and Ice-T released two more albums in the late 1990s.

Body Count Album List

  • 1992: Body Count
  • 1994: Born Dead
  • 1997: Violent Demise: The Last Days
  • 2006: Murder 4 Hire
  • 2014: Manslaughter

Actor

We couldn't include all of Ice-T's acting rolls, there just wasn't enough hours, but thanks to IMDB, we can give you this link for a full list, below here is a few of the highlights.

1983/1984/1985

Surprisingly first acting roll was in one episode of Fame in 1983.

His first film appearances were in the motion pictures;

Breakin' (1984), and its sequel,

Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1985). These films were released before Ice-T released his first LP, although he appears on the soundtrack to Breakin'. He has since stated he considers the films and his own performance in them to be "wack".

1991

he portrayed police detective Scotty Appleton in Mario Van Peebles' feature film New Jack City, gang leader Odessa (alongside Denzel Washington and John Lithgow) in Ricochet (1991).

1992

he was gang leader King James in Trespass.

1993

Ice-T along with other rappers and the three Yo! MTV Raps hosts Ed Lover, Doctor Dre and Fab 5 Freddy starred in the comedy Who's the Man?, directed by Ted Demme. In this movie, he is a drug dealer who gets really frustrated when someone calls him by his real name, "Chauncey," rather than his street name, "Nighttrain."

1994

he played a notable lead role performance in Surviving the Game.

1995

he played supporting roles, such as J-Bone in Johnny Mnemonic, and the marsupial mutant T-Saint in Tank Girl.

Around this time, he co-presented a UK-produced magazine television series on black culture, Baadasss TV.

1997

Ice-T had a pay-per-view special titled Ice-T's Extreme Babes which appeared on Action PPV.

1998

He had the role of pimp Seymour "Kingston" Stockton in Exiled: A Law & Order Movie.

1999

His appearance in Law and Order, led Wolf to add Ice-T to the cast of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Since then, he has portrayed Odafin "Fin" Tutuola, a former undercover narcotics officer transferred to the Special Victims Unit.

Ice-T starred in the HBO movie Stealth Fighter as a United States Naval Aviator who fakes his own death, steals a F-117 stealth fighter, and threatens to destroy United States military bases.

2000

He appeared in the movie Sonic Impact.

Ice-T played the roll of Menace in Wrecking Crew.

He was also Mack Daddy in Leprechaun in the Hood.

Macneilly in Luck of the Draw.

Agent Williams in The Alternate.

C-Note in The Heist.

Ring Man in Point Doom

2001

3000 Miles to Graceland, billed as - Ice-T, Hamilton, (as Ice T).

2002

the NAACP awarded Ice-T with a second Image Award, again for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, for his work on Law & Order: SVU.

Beyond Tough, a 2002 documentary series, aired on the Discovery Channel about the world's most dangerous and intense professions, such as alligator wrestlers and Indy 500 pit crews, was hosted by Ice-T.

Slim Jim in the movie, On The Edge.

2006-2013

30 Rock the TV series, 3 episodes as Detective Odafin Tutuola.

2007

Ice-T appeared as a celebrity guest star on the MTV sketch comedy show Short Circuitz.
This same year, he appeared in the short-music film Hands of Hatred, which can be found online.

2009

He appeared in Chris Rock's documentary Good Hair, in which he reminisced about going to school in hair curlers.

2013

Santorini Blue, he played the roll of Dr. Lewis.
The story travels on an international journey of discovery from New York City to Santorini, Greece while addressing this very question.

Voice acting

  • Ice-T voiced Madd Dogg in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, as well as Agent Cain in Sanity: Aiken's Artifact.
  • He also appears as himself in Def Jam: Fight for NY and UFC: Tapout fighting video games.
  • He also voiced the character Aaron Griffin in the video game Gears of War 3.
  • He was the voice of Jackie A in Tommy and the Cool Mule.

Books

  • The Ice Opinion: Who Gives a Fuck?, with Heidi Siegmund, St. Martin's Press, 1994
  • Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood, by Ice-T and Douglas Century, One World/Ballantine, 2011
  • Kings of Vice, with Mal Radcliff, Forge Books, 2011
  • Mirror Image, with Jorge Hinojosa, Forge Books 2013