Ice by Ice-T
A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood

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He’s a hip-hop icon credited with single-handedly creating gangsta rap. Television viewers know him as Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola on the top-rated drama Law & Order: SVU. But where the hype and the headlines end, the real story of Ice-T—the one few of his millions of fans have ever heard—truly begins. Ice is Ice-T in his own words—raw, uncensored, and unafraid to speak his mind. About his orphan upbringing on the gang-infested streets of South Central, his four-year stint in the U.S. Army, his successful career as a hustler and thief, and his fateful decision to turn away from a life of crime and forge his own path to international stardom. Along the way, Ice shares never-before-told stories about friends such as Tupac, Dick Wolf, Chris Rock, and Flavor Flav, among others. And he offers up candid observations on marriage and monogamy, the current state of hip-hop, and his latest passion: mentoring at-risk youths around the country. With insights into the cutthroat world of the street—and the cutthroat world of Hollywood—Ice is the unforgettable story of a true American original.

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ICE-T was born in Newark, New Jersey, and moved to Los Angeles, California. He began his career as a rapper in the 1980s and was signed to Sire Records in 1987, and has since sold more than ten million records. Ice-T has played Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola on the NBC police drama Law & Order: SVU since 2000. He and his wife, Nicole "Coco" Marrow costar on the E! reality television series Ice Loves Coco. Visit Ice-T on the web at
Published April 19, 2011 by One World/Ballantine. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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In this intriguing memoir, groundbreaking rapper and actor Ice-T chronicles his rise from nomadic criminal to hip-hop star. After losing both parents by the age of 12, Tracy Marrow was shipped to rela

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The New York Times

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Ice-T — rapper, actor, author — holds forth on urban culture and the price of fame.

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Los Angeles Times

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The rapper goes from criminal to soldier to Hollywood star.

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The Independent

The whole community searches for her, and some even clamber over the surface of the frozen fall, but it is only her friend Siss who catches a glimpse of her, like an apparition inside the ice palace, looking out through the ice wall.

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Denver Post

"Alone on the Ice" is a gripping narrative filled with detail from the diaries of Mawson and other members of the AAE.

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