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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 prime drama Law & Order: SVU. yet the place the hype and the headlines finish, the genuine tale of Ice-T—the one few of his hundreds of thousands of fanatics have ever heard—truly starts off. 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 valuable, his four-year stint within the U.S. military, his winning occupation 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 pals corresponding to Tupac, Dick Wolf, Chris Rock, and style Flav, between others. And he bargains up candid observations on marriage and monogamy, the present kingdom of hip-hop, and his most modern ardour: mentoring at-risk youths round the state. With insights into the cutthroat international of the street—and the cutthroat international of Hollywood—Ice is the unforgettable tale of a real American original.
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