The outspoken and gifted storyteller Ice-T is one of hip-hop’s most original and distinctive MCs. He was the first MC from the West Coast to gain nationwide and then worldwide fame, and invented and mastered the genre of West Coast gangsta rap. He also fronts the hardcore/thrash band Body Count. T’s raw crime and sex rhymes have attracted numerous national controversies. The largest of these controversies to date surrounded Body Count’s “Cop Killer,” the song that the Bush/Quayle ticket decided to run its presidential campaign against in 1992.
Ice-T was born Tracy Marrow on February 16, 1958 in Newark, New Jersey. His mother died of a heart attack when he was... Read More