Ice-T Biography

Ice-T not only invented gangster rap, he has lived it. Ice-T is the original embodiment of LA Hip-Hop and a cultural icon. Through his music, his books (The Ice Opinion, Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood), and his lecture tours of America’s prisons, high schools, libraries, and colleges (including Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford), Ice-T has become an influential spokesman for America’s youth, regardless of color. Born in New Jersey, Ice-T learned the art of survival pretty fast. An only child whose parents died when he was very young, Ice-T became involved in Los Angeles gangs before spending four years in the army. His first break came when the producers of the film Breakin’ asked him to rap in the movie. He went on to become rap music’s original gangster, writing songs like “Six in the Mornin” and “New Jack Hustler.” Ice-T formed Rhyme Syndicate Records in 1989 and released a string of groundbreaking West Coast rap records. He subsequently formed the thrash metal band Body Count with close high school friend and guitarist Ernie C. Body Count’s 1991 self-titled debut contained the controversial single “Cop Killer.” Body Count was the most critically acclaimed act on the highly successful 1991 Lollapalooza tour, and continued to tour worldwide. As his politics were grabbing headlines, Ice-T’s film and television career was taking off. The controversial personality secured roles in New Jack City, Ricochet, Trespass and Johnny Mnemonic, all while building a flourishing television career. He has numerous independent and documentary film roles to his credit as well. Ice-T currently stars in NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Detective Odafin Tutuola for his thirteenth season. This is his fourth project with executive producer Dick Wolf after the 1997-98 series Players, NBC’s Exiled: A Law & Order Movie, and several memorable guest-starring appearances on Wolf’s gritty cop series New York Undercover. Ice also created and produces for A&E the original real-life series “The Peacemaker,” following gang mediator Malik Spellman as he oversees tense moments of mediation between rival gangs. Ice is also starring and filming his second season of Ice Loves Coco with his wife Coco for the E! Network. Ice is also set to debut his first directing effort, the documentary The Art of Rap, staring Kanye West, Eminem, Dr Dre, Snoop Dog, Ice Cube and many more hip hop luminaries. As an artist, his reach has crossed from music into film and television, and interactive media. He is the voice of “Griffin” in the new Gears of War 3 game released in Sept 2011. As an author, in 2011 he released two books, the first being, Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood (Random House) and the second book a fictional tale entitled, Kings of Vice (Tor). Book Ice-T for shows and concerts at Heavy Rotation booking agency. Worldwide Bookings with HR Booking. Ice-T Booking, Book Ice-T. Book artists like Ice-T, Ice-T booking agent, contact Ice-T email, Ice-T manager, Ice-T management for concerts, bookings, biography, pictures, videos. Ice-T may be available for your club shows, private party, festivals or other events.