Ice-T heals internal wounds of himself and others through his rap. He has done that since the learning of the basics of rap.
In this lonely world Ice-T heals every troubled souls listening to his ever- evolving rap. Ice-T began his Ice healing as an underground rapper in 1980s. He released album Rhyme Pays while signed in to Sire Records in 1980. The album ranks first Hip-Hop album enveloped with explicit content sticker. Next year, he was founder of record label Rhyme $yndicate Records named after fellow collective hip-hop artist. Ice-T is one time Army and Pimp. He is revolutionary to include coherent criminal details in his rap.
Son to African-American father Solomon and Creole mother Alice Marrow was born in Newark, New Jersey on 16 February, 1958. His father was a decade long worker to the Rapistan Conveyor Company as a conveyor belt mechanic. He got his birth name Tracy Lauren Marrow.
While moving to Upscale Summit, New Jersey Lauren first time learned racial discrimination at seven. Tracy survived the racial discrimination because of his clearer skin. Recalling the incident to her mother he got an insight to control effects of negativity of others.
Tracy’s mother died of a heart attack when he was in third grade. His father however singled, raised him for four years with help of housekeeper. These years witness Ice-T’s first experience of immoral activities bicycle gift for Christmas was stolen. Laurel reported the incident to his father and got the remark “You ain’t got no bike.” Marrow stole bicycle parts and assembled three or four weird looking bikes. Marrow’s father didn’t notice or didn’t acknowledge incident.
At the age of twelve Ice-T’s father died of Heart attack. The death according to AllMusic.com was due to an auto accident. Ice-T admits decades later that it was him to be in car accident.
Orphan Ice-T lived with a nearby aunt for sometime. He was seen off to another aunt living in View Park-Windsor Hills, South Los Angeles in an upper middle-class colored neighborhood. At the time his cousin Earl was preparing to leave for college. Laurel shared bedroom with Earl who listened rock music in local rock radio stations. Some of the Ice-T heals effect of heavy metal music were from that time.
Ice-T while studying in grade eight moved to Crenshaw, Los Angeles. At first he attended Palms Junior High School predominant of white student and minor black students from South Central. Then, he enrolled in Crenshaw High School with majority of black students.
Ice-T stood an exception to alcoholic, smoker and drug user friends with none of the habits. Systematic intensified involvement of gangs became rapid during his high school. Marrow stood out in that too. He was more affiliated to Crips among two Blood and Crips gangs in Crenshaw High School.
Ice-T’s hobby of reading novels landed to the novels of Iceberg Slim. Ice-T could memorize and recite it to his friends who enjoyed hearing it. They would encourage him with statements like “Yo, kick some more of that by Ice, T,” They would then wrote and performed “Crip Rhymes”
The Precious Few of Crenshaw High School was Ice-T’s first band to perform started his music career. The performance includes dancing in front of a live band. Thomas Barnes, Ronald Robinson and Lapekas Mayfield were among the singers.
At the age of seventeen, Ice-T began receiving Social Security benefits out of his parent’s death. He used the security benefits to rent an apartment for ninety dollars a month at the time in 1975.
Later, he used to sell cannabis and stole car stereos to earn extra cash as he got a girlfriend then. At the time all the illicit activities for extra cash was not enough for her pregnant girlfriend. Ice-T became US Army after the birth of his daughter. Marrow served for four years in the 25th Infantry Division. He was among the group charged with a rug theft . He decided to be absent without official leave before hearing trial with reception of $2500 bonus check. A month later the rug was returned so did Marrow. He was not able to avoid Article-15 on dereliction of duty.
With the spell in the Army, Marrow was lured into hip-hop music. The new released single “Rapper’s Delight” of Sugar Hill Gang inspired him. Marrow tried to perform his own raps for instrumental of the single and other earlier records of hip-hop. It mismatched to his lyrical and delivery style and was an inception of era of Ice-T.
Marrow held in position as a squad leader at Schofield Barracks at the duty-station in Hawaii and met Mac. Mac, being a pimp impressed by Marrow’s ability to quote Iceberg Slim taught him to be a pimp. The prostitution being less prosecuted in Hawaii, Marrow’s economic conditions improved. He purchased stereo equipments like two Technics turntables, a mixer, and large speakers. Marrow learnt Ice-T heals technics through turntablism and rapping.
Marrow’s commanding officer informed him possibility of an honorable discharge from the Army as he was a single father. He ended his terms in Army four month before schedule.
After, discharge he admits of robbing banks, in an episode of the Adam Carolla Podcast aired 2012, June 6. He elaborated robbery and finds it cinematic like in the movie Heat. Class 1 Felonies committed between late 1970s and mid-1980s due to statutory limitation of US Justice System is ineffective to him says, in addition.
Ice-T began his early music career began to avoid gang and violence life, after the Army service. The stage name Ice-T is a tributary adoption to honor Iceberg Slim. He started as a disc jockey. People paid more attention to his rap than DJ at parties. This headed him towards the career of a rapper.
However, Ice-T was in emotionally turmoil by break up with his girlfriend Caitlin Boyd. He was back down to crime and robbery. Ice-T survives prison in 1982 with little bit of fate and friendship. His friends AI P. and E. Sean went to prison robbery of jewelry store in Laguna Niguel along with $2.5 million of jewelry. The possession not only contained cannabis but also stuffs stolen by Ice-T. Sean out of friendship took the blame and went to prison for 2 years. In that period he faced a car accident and hospitalized as John Doe. Ice-T’s frequent involvement in criminal activities makes him travel without any form of identification at that time.
The emotional devastation of the two incidents gave him will to never return to illicit activities and Ice-T heals. The second weeks after discharge from the hospital, he won Kurtis Blow judged open mic competition in 1982.
The same year he joined Saturn Records with a meeting with producer Willie Strong. Saturn Records recorded Ice-T’s first single, “Cold Wind Madness” best known as “The Coldest Rap”. The song contention of hardcore lyrics and radio stations avoidance to play did not stop the electro hip-hop to be an underground hit.
The Ice-T heals continued with electro hip hop “Body Rock”, Breakin’ movie sound-track “Reckless” in 1984. The same year with “Ya Don’t Quit” and “ Dog’n the Wax(Ya Don’t Quit-Part II)” with Unknown DJ with flavor of Run-D.M.C.
Ice-T heals again continued with inspiration from gangsta rap of Schoolly D’s “P.S.K What Does it Mean?” which he heard in a club. The inspiration from content of real life gang Park Side Killers not visible in the song. Ice-T’s “6 in the Mornin” single was more popular against “Dog’n the Wax” with more explicit description of Los Angeles gang life.
In 1987 he released the debut album Rhyme Pays with a deal with major label Sire Records. The he continued recording songs for movies like Colors. He releases album, like Power in 1988. Next year the album The Iceberg/Freedom of speech. Ice-T also records Alice with Hugh Harris in 1989.
In 1991, a breakthrough album of Ice-T which was milestone in defining gangsta rap O.G. Original Gangster was at release. The album contain the new techniques of Ice-T healing, fills in his metal band Body Count. The new track nomenclature was coherent to band name. In the tour with his metal Band Body Count he left appealing effect among middle –class teenagers and fans with taste of music of alternative genres. The album of the band Body Count under same name was a release in 1992. The same period he won a Grammy Award for the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. The sharers of the awards were Quincy Jones, Ice-T and Ray Charles. The Grammy winner song was “Back on the Block.”
Over the song “Cop Killer” a controversy was lured with a viewpoint to get criminal revenge on racist, brutal cops. This is side effects of, Ice-T heals. Time Warner Music barred to release his album “Home Invasion” because of the controversy. Ice-T speaks infuriated in an interview with Chuck Phillips with the controversy.
The dispute results a split of Ice-T with Sire/Warner Bros. Records. He revived his Rhyme $yndicate and made a deal with Priority Records for distribution. In 1993, Home Invasion became #9 on Billboard’s chart of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #14 on the Billboard 200 Charts. Jay-Z in 2003 with an inspiration recorded singles with new lyrics version.
Ice-T has time on time added new flavors of heavy metals in Ice-T heals. He collaborated with certain heavy metal bands like Slayer, Black Sabbath in 1995. Ice-T releases VI-Return of the Real and The Seventh Deadly Sin in 1996 and 1999. He released his album Gangsta Rap in 2006 after seven years with explicit cover photo of the album with his girlfriend.
Ice-T again and again added aromatic flavor in his life through appearance in movies like Gift, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap and so on.
In 2017 with the release of the album Blood lust with his band Body Count occurred. In the query “ Are you done with rap?”, he replies, “I don’t know” and notes “ really leaning more towards Electronic Dance Music right now.”
Besides Singing Ice-T also has a career in Acting. He is most notable in acting for playing in “New York Undercover” in 1996 and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in 2002. His acting career reigns from 1983 to the present. He produces many of the films as well as drama series. Multiple efforts of Ice-T fills multiple aromas in the life of Ice-T.
There is a saying Lotus Blossoms in muddy water. Ice-T heals in soothing ways in the dirty life of gangster with a way out in the chaotic life.
Marrow is father to a daughter named Le Tesha from his 1976 high school girlfriend Adrienne. He is father to a son Ice Tracy Marrow from his girlfriend Darlene Ortiz in 1984. He at the moment married to Nicole “Coco Marie” Austin and has a daughter named Chanel Nicole Marrow. Ice-T heals with a net worth of $40 millions.
Of most popular rap of Ice-T are out of dispute with different rappers. The disputes over LL Cool J and songs were for counter arguments with him. He also clarified that the rivalry was only for excitement without firm basis.
The disputes over another rapper Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em went too far. But, we have Ice-T heals always while we listen to his songs.
Ice-T won Grammy for Back on the Block in 1991 as Best Rap Performance by a Duo of Group. He also won Image awards in 1996 and 2002 for acting in New York Undercover and Law & Order Special Victims Units” He also has various nominations for music and acting.
TvOne: Ice-T: Destined To Be In Jail or Dead, But Did So Much More https://t.co/3nWNiXszEB— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) August 9, 2017