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American musician and actor
Ice-T Ice-T
Tracy Marrow, better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American rapper and actor. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, and moved to the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles when he was in the 7th grade. After graduating from high school, he served in the United States Army for four years.
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Ice-T's personal information overview.
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Did Coco's dangerous curves distract the officer? Lucky Ice-T 'avoids a ticket for talking on the phone whilst driving'
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
Her husband Ice-T was pulled over by pol<a class="fplink fp-119557" href="/Ice+T+1">Ice-T</a>oday in West Hollywood for allegedly talking on his phone whilst driving.
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Happy Birthday Ice-T! Today, Feb. 16, You’re 54 Years Old!
Hollywood Life - about 5 years
Ice-T, we wish you a hip-hoppin' happy birthday! Ice-T, we hope everyone treats you extra special for your birthday. Happy birthday, Ice-T! With both your Sun and Moon in Aquarius, you're tw<a class="fplink fp-119557" href="/ice+t+1">Ice-T</a>he water-bearer -- and like many Aquarians this year, things will be looking up for you! Your success on TV looks to be assured, and we're likely to see you in an interesting side project in the latter part of the year. Also, stay tuned for interesting developments in your long-sidelined musical career as well. As for your personal life, there are absolutely no signs of trouble on the horizon for the next year! Get More Info At Astrology.com
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WATCH: Coco Dishes On Her Sex Life With 'Shoe Freak' Hubby Ice T
Popeater - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-119557" href="/ice+t+1">Ice-T</a> and Coco stopped by "Conan" Monday night to dish on how they keep their sex life spicy after 11 years of marriage. Coco...
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Coco And Ice T Share Relationship Advice
Huffington Post - about 5 years
The E! Network is hailing Ice Loves Coco -- premiering in its second season on Feb. 19 -- as the show that will have us...
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Coco is curvaceous in silver as she premieres new series of reality show with husband Ice-T
Daily Mail (UK) - about 5 years
Quite a sight
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Ice-T wife Coco defends nude nephew photo: 'Shame on all of you'
Digital Spy - about 5 years
Coco says that lying naked in bed with her infant nephew felt "beautiful" and "natural".
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Ice-T rap film set for release
Belfast Telegraph - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-254785" href="/Snoop+Dogg+1">Snoop Dogg</a>, Mos Def, Q-Tip, Eminem, Nas and Kanye West are to appear in a film about rap.
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Ice Loves Coco: Ice-T can't keep his hands off Coco's curves in snaps for reality show
Daily Mail (UK) - about 5 years
Coco, 32, looks sensational slipped into an eye-popping low-cut hot pink dress. The tight-fitting attire clings to the model and actress's voluptuous figure in all the right places and features a slit at the thigh.
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Ice T And After Hours Take You To 'Snowy River'
MTV News - about 5 years
MTV's After Hours has made a name for itself creating the highest quality late night entertainment around. But now, with the help of <a class="fplink fp-119557" href="/ice+t+1">Ice-T</a>, the series could be making its big break into prime time programming. Enter "Snowy River," which absolutely was definitely not shot on location at the Sundance Film Festival or anything like that (hint: okay maybe it was). Snowy River is a mysterious town with many terrifying murderers on the loose (you could get killed for playing peek-a-boo) and even more interesting inhabitants (just wait until you see the Inarticulate Twins). As the trailer teases, it will be a lot better than "NCIS"... we hope. Andy Samberg, Rashida Jones, Paul Giamatti and Common are just a few of the many guest stars appearing on "Snowy River." No spoilers here, but we will say this: it's worth watching if you want to see Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally (aka Ron Swanson and Tammy 2) get steamy and sensual outside of "Pa ...
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John Wellington Ennis: Sundance Doc Review: Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap
The Huffington Post - about 5 years
Ice-T revisits his roots as a rapper by visiting with an endless parade of legendary emcees to discuss how they approach their songwriting in Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap.
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Ice-T On Hillary Clinton: She’s A ‘G’ And Will Be The Next President After Barack Is Re-elected
Bossip - about 5 years
Ice-T believes that Hillary Clinton will be the first female president: Regardless of the outcome of the presidential primaries, Ice-T already has his mind made up about the forthcoming election. The rapper and actor, who is making his directorial debut at the Sundance Film Festival with the documentary “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap,” says he expects President Barack Obama to be re-elected. After that, he predicts Hillary Clinton will be the next president. The 53-year-old entertainer said, “She did the Secretary of State job, she was a G, she held it down, she didn’t cry,” referring to the former New York Senator with the hip-hop term for gangster (a positive thing). “Obama will support her,” he said, “and she’ll be the first woman president.” LMAO at “the hip-hop term for gangster” and “a positive thing” being in parentheses. Pure comedy. Source
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Ice-T Makes His Directorial Debut At Sundance
Huffington Post - about 5 years
PARK CITY, Utah — Hip-hop is making itself heard – and seen – at the Sundance Film Festival. Along with a slew of performances by...
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All Hip Hop - about 5 years
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All Hip Hop - about 5 years
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ice-T
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 57
    On July 27, 2015, Austin said she had announced three days earlier, on the set of their newly begun talk show Ice & Coco, that she and Ice-T were expecting their first child together.
    More Details Hide Details On August 3, 2015, they revealed they are having a girl and will be naming her Chanel. On November 28, 2015, the couple announced their child had been born, without specifying a date. During the popularity of Public Enemy, Ice-T was closely associated with the band and his recordings of the time showed a similar political viewpoint. He was referred to as "The Soldier of the Highest Degree" in the booklet for Fear of a Black Planet and mentioned on the track "Leave This Off Your F***in' Charts". He also collaborated with fellow anti-censorship campaigner Jello Biafra on his album The Iceberg/Freedom Of Speech... Just Watch What You Say! On June 5, 2008, Ice-T joked that he would be voting for John McCain in the 2008 American elections, speculating that his past affiliation with Body Count could hurt Barack Obama's chances if he endorsed him, so he'd choose instead to ruin John McCain's campaign by saying he supported him.
  • 2013
    Age 55
    On December 27, 2013, Ice-T announced that he was entering podcasting in a deal with the Paragon Collective.
    More Details Hide Details Ice-T co-hosts the Ice-T: Final Level podcast with his longtime friend and manager, Mick Benzo (known as Zulu Beatz on Sirius XM). They discuss relevant issues, movies, video games, and do a behind the scenes of Law Order: SVU segment with featured guests from the entertainment world. The show will release new episodes bi-weekly. Guests have included Jim Norton. Ice-T released his first episode on January 7 to many accolades. On October 20, 2006, Ice-T's Rap School aired and was a reality television show on VH1. It was a spin-off of the British reality show Gene Simmons' Rock School, which also aired on VH1. In Rap School, rapper/actor Ice-T teaches eight teens from York Preparatory School in New York called the "York Prep Crew" ("Y.P. Crew" for short). Each week, Ice-T gives them assignments and they compete for an imitation gold chain with a microphone on it. On the season finale on November 17, 2006, the group performed as an opening act for Public Enemy.
  • 2011
    Age 53
    On June 12, 2011, E! reality show Ice Loves Coco debuted.
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  • 2009
    Age 51
    Ice-T was interviewed for the Cannibal Corpse retrospective documentary Centuries of Torment, as well as appearing in Chris Rock's 2009 documentary Good Hair, in which he reminisced about going to school in hair curlers.
    More Details Hide Details 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. He voiced over the "LawBreakers" announcement trailer.
  • FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 50
    In June 2008, on DJ Cisco's Urban Legend mixtape, Ice-T criticized DeAndre Cortez "Soulja Boy Tell 'Em" Way for "killing hip hop" and his song "Crank That" for being "garbage" compared to the works of other hip-hop artists such as Rakim, Das EFX, Big Daddy Kane and Ice Cube.
    More Details Hide Details One of the comments in the exchange was when Ice-T told Way to "eat a dick". The two then traded numerous videos back and forth over the Internet. These videos included a cartoon and video of Ice-T dancing on Way's behalf and an apology, but reiteration of his feelings that Way's music "sucks", on Ice-T's behalf. Rapper Kanye West defended Way saying “He came from the ‘hood, made his own beats, made up a new saying, new sound and a new dance with one song.” Studio albums With Body Count Collaboration albums Compilation albums Grammy Awards MTV Video Music Awards
  • 2007
    Age 49
    Also in late 2007, he appeared in the short-music film Hands of Hatred, which can be found online.
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    In 2007, Ice-T appeared as a celebrity guest star on the MTV sketch comedy show Short Circuitz.
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  • 2002
    Age 44
    Ice-T married swimsuit model Nicole "Coco Marie" Austin in January 2002. In celebration of their impending 10th wedding anniversary, the couple renewed their wedding vows on June 4, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details They own a condominium in North Bergen, New Jersey, and built a home in Edgewater, New Jersey that was completed at the end of 2012.
  • 1999
    Age 41
    In 1999, 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.
    More Details Hide Details He also acted in the movie Sonic Impact, released the same year. Ice-T made an appearance on the comedy television series Chappelle's Show as himself presenting the award for "Player Hater of the Year" at the "Player-Haters Ball", a parody of his own appearance at the Players Ball. He was dubbed the "Original Player Hater." Beyond Tough, a 2002 documentary series, aired on 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.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1997
    Age 39
    In 1997, Ice-T had a pay-per-view special titled Ice-T's Extreme Babes which appeared on Action PPV, formerly owned by BET networks.
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    In 1997, he co-created the short-lived series Players, produced by Wolf.
    More Details Hide Details This was followed by a role as pimp Seymour "Kingston" Stockton in Exiled: A Law & Order Movie (1998). These collaborations led Wolf to add Ice-T to the cast of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Since 2000 he has portrayed Odafin "Fin" Tutuola, a former undercover narcotics officer transferred to the Special Victims Unit. In 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. Around 1995, Ice-T co-presented a UK-produced magazine television series on black culture, Baadasss TV.
  • 1996
    Age 38
    His work on the series earned him the 1996 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
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  • 1995
    Age 37
    In 1995, Ice-T had a recurring role as vengeful drug dealer Danny Cort on the television series New York Undercover, co-created by Dick Wolf.
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  • 1993
    Age 35
    In 1993, Ice-T along with other rappers and the three Yo!
    More Details Hide Details MTV Raps hosts Ed Lover, Doctor Dré and Fab 5 Freddy starred in the comedy Who's the Man?, directed by Ted Demme. In the 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."
  • 1992
    Age 34
    His work with Body Count, whose 1992 debut album Ice-T described as a "rock album with a rap mentality", is described as paving the way for the success of rap rock fusions by bands like Kid Rock and Limp Bizkit; however, Ice-T states that the band's style does not fuse the two genres, and is solely a rock band. He is also a fan of the British singer Phil Collins; Collins claimed he was "incredibly flattered" when he learned this. In 1976, Marrow's girlfriend Adrienne gave birth to their daughter LeTesha and they attended high school while raising her.
    More Details Hide Details While filming Breakin' in 1984, he met his second girlfriend Darlene Ortiz, who had been at the club in which the film was being shot. They began a relationship and Ortiz was featured on the covers of Rhyme Pays and Power. Ice-T and Ortiz had son Ice Tracy Marrow in 1992.
    Body Count released its self-titled debut album in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details Ice-T encountered controversy over his track "Cop Killer", which was perceived to glamorize killing police officers. Ice-T asked to be released from his contract with Warner Bros. Records, and his next solo album, Home Invasion, was released later in February 1993 through Priority Records. Body Count's next album was released in 1994, and Ice-T released two more albums in the late 1990s. Since 2000, he has portrayed NYPD Detective Odafin Tutuola on the NBC police drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. On August 1, 2006 the fourth Body Count album Murder 4 Hire was released, followed by Manslaughter on June 10, 2014. Tracy Lauren Marrow, son of Solomon and Alice Marrow, was born in Newark, New Jersey. Solomon was an African American, and Alice was Creole. For decades, Solomon worked as a conveyor belt mechanic at the Rapistan Conveyor Company. When Marrow was a child, his family moved to upscale Summit, New Jersey. The first time race played a major part in Marrow's life was at the age of 7, when he became aware of the racism leveled by his white friends toward black children, and that he escaped similar treatment because they thought that Marrow was white because of his lighter skin. Relaying this incident to his mother, she told him, "Honey, people are stupid"; her advice and this incident taught Marrow to control the way the negativity of others affected him.
  • 1991
    Age 33
    In 1991, he embarked on a serious acting career, portraying police detective Scotty Appleton in Mario Van Peebles' action thriller New Jack City, gang leader Odessa (alongside Denzel Washington and John Lithgow) in Ricochet (1991), gang leader King James in Trespass (1992), followed by a notable lead role performance in Surviving the Game (1994), in addition to many supporting roles, such as J-Bone in Johnny Mnemonic (1995), and the marsupial mutant T-Saint in Tank Girl (1995).
    More Details Hide Details He was also interviewed in the Brent Owens documentary Pimps Up, Ho's Down, in which he claims to have had an extensive pimping background before getting into rap. He is quoted as saying "once you max something out, it ain't no fun no more. I couldn't really get no farther." He goes on to explain his pimping experience gave him the ability to get into new businesses. "I can't act, I really can't act, I ain't no rapper, it's all game. I'm just working these niggas." Later he raps at the Players Ball.
    Ice-T toured with Body Count on the first annual Lollapalooza concert tour in 1991, gaining him appeal among middle-class teenagers and fans of alternative music genres.
    More Details Hide Details The album Body Count was released in March 1992. For his appearance on the heavily collaborative track "Back on the Block", a composition by jazz musician Quincy Jones that "attempted to bring together black musical styles from jazz to soul to funk to rap", Ice-T won a Grammy Award for the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, an award shared by others who worked on the track including Jones and fellow jazz musician Ray Charles. Controversy later surrounded Body Count over its song "Cop Killer". The rock song was intended to speak from the viewpoint of a criminal getting revenge on racist, brutal cops. Ice-T's rock song infuriated government officials, the National Rifle Association and various police advocacy groups. Consequently, Time Warner Music refused to release Ice-T's upcoming album Home Invasion because of the controversy surrounding "Cop Killer". In some of his songs some may assume that it will increase the amount of crimes and bad behavior because he talks about how much he hates the police which can influence others to do the same.Johnson, James D., Lee Anderson Jackson, and Leslie Gatto. "Violent attitudes and deferred academic aspirations: Deleterious effects of exposure to rap music." Basic and Applied Social Psychology 16.1-2 (1995): 27-41. Ice-T suggested that the furor over the song was an overreaction, telling journalist Chuck Philips " they've done movies about nurse killers and teacher killers and student killers.
    In 1991, he released his album O.G. Original Gangster, which is regarded as one of the albums that defined gangsta rap.
    More Details Hide Details On OG, he introduced his heavy metal band Body Count in a track of the same name.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1988
    Age 30
    His next album Power was released in 1988, under his own label Rhyme Syndicate, and it was a more assured and impressive record, earning him strong reviews and his second gold record.
    More Details Hide Details Released in 1989, The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech... Just Watch What You Say established his popularity by matching excellent abrasive music with narrative and commentative lyrics. In the same year, he appeared on Hugh Harris's single Alice.
  • 1987
    Age 29
    Shortly after, he released his debut album Rhyme Pays in 1987 supported by DJ Evil E, DJ Aladdin and producer Afrika Islam, who helped create the mainly party-oriented sound.
    More Details Hide Details The record wound up being certified gold by the RIAA. That same year, he recorded the title theme song for Dennis Hopper's Colors, a film about inner-city gang life in Los Angeles.
    He began his career as a rapper in the 1980s and was signed to Sire Records in 1987, when he released his debut album Rhyme Pays, the first hip-hop album to carry an explicit content sticker.
    More Details Hide Details The next year, he founded the record label Rhyme $yndicate Records (named after his collective of fellow hip-hop artists called the 'Rhyme $yndicate') and released another album, Power. He co-founded the heavy metal band Body Count, which he introduced in his 1991 album O.G.: Original Gangster.
  • 1986
    Age 28
    The single was released in 1986, and he learned that "6 in the Mornin'" was more popular in clubs than its A-side, leading Ice-T to rap about Los Angeles gang life, which he described more explicitly than any previous rapper.
    More Details Hide Details He intentionally did not represent any particular gang, and wore a mixture of red and blue clothing and shoes to avoid antagonizing gang-affiliated listeners, who debated his true affiliation. Ice-T finally landed a deal with a major label Sire Records. When label founder and president Seymour Stein heard his demo, he said, "He sounds like Bob Dylan."
  • 1984
    Age 26
    Ice-T then was a featured rapper on "Reckless", a single by DJ Chris "The Glove" Taylor that appeared on the soundtrack for the 1984 movie Breakin'.
    More Details Hide Details He next recorded the songs "Ya Don't Quit" and "Dog'n the Wax (Ya Don't Quit-Part II)" with Unknown DJ, who provided a Run–D.M.C.-like sound for the songs. Ice-T received further inspiration as an artist from Schoolly D's gangsta rap single "P.S.K. What Does It Mean? ", which he heard in a club. Ice-T enjoyed the single's sound and delivery, as well as its vague references to gang life, although the real life gang, Park Side Killers, was not named in the song. Ice-T decided to adopt Schoolly D's style, and wrote the lyrics to his first gangsta rap song, "6 in the Mornin'", in his Hollywood apartment, and created a minimal beat with a Roland TR-808. He compared the sound of the song, which was recorded as a B-Side on the single "Dog'n The Wax", to that of the Beastie Boys.
  • 1983
    Age 25
    In 1983, Strong recorded Ice-T's first single, "Cold Wind Madness", also known as "The Coldest Rap", an electro hip-hop record that became an underground success, becoming popular even though radio stations did not play it due to the song's hardcore lyrics.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Ice-T released "Body Rock," another electro hip-hop single that found popularity in clubs.
  • 1982
    Age 24
    In 1982, Ice-T met producer Willie Strong from Saturn Records.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1975
    Age 17
    In 1975, at the age of 17, Marrow began receiving the Social Security benefits resulting from the death of his father and used the money to rent an apartment for $90 a month.
    More Details Hide Details He sold cannabis and stole car stereos for money, but he was not making enough money to support his girlfriend and once his daughter was born he joined the United States Army. Marrow served a four-year tour in the 25th Infantry Division. He was in a group that was charged with the theft of a rug. While awaiting trial, he received a $2,500 bonus check and decided to go AWOL, yet he returned a month later after the rug had been returned. As a consequence of his dereliction of duty, Marrow received an Article 15 as punishment. During his time in the army, Marrow became interested in hip hop music. He heard Sugar Hill Gang's newly released single "Rapper's Delight," which inspired him to perform his own raps over the instrumentals of this and other early hip-hop records. The music, however, did not fit his lyrics or form of delivery.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1958
    Age 0
    Born on February 16, 1958.
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