A legendary gangsta rapper, creative musician, versatile actor, inventive songwriter, record executive, record producer, and an author, in a nutshell, he is Ice-T. He is known for his raps focusing on street life and violence.
He gained his experience by wandering in the streets of Los Angeles and created some of the influential songs of the rap genre. His real name is Tracy Lauren Marrow. HE has an estimated net worth of $40 million.
Here is a complete view of his life and career:
Ice-t was born on 16th February 1958 in New Jersey. His mother died when he was three. After awhile, his father also died and he moved with his aunt in L.A California. She raised him, and Ice-T started indulging in street life and became a member of West side Rollin 30’s original Harlem Crips.
He received his education from Palms Junior high and Crenshaw High School. He started taking interest in heavy metal music since his childhood.
In 1979, he joined U.S army to earn enough to support her daughter and girlfriend. He gave four years of his life to U.S army. After that, he came back to join music industry.
He established his career eventually when he signed to Sire Records and released his debut album “Rhyme Pays”. He was also a co-founder of a heavy metal band named “Body count”. He launched his band in his first album “O.G”. the first album was a successful one while his other albums didn’t gain any popularity. However, his song “cop killer” fiercely hit the stores and break the records.
Though he played a significant role in formulating hip-hop music in 1987, he became the most controversial figure of the hip-hop. He recorded a theme song of Dennis Hooper’s film “Colors” which have got a gold certification.
His first rap album was released in 1996 “return of the real”. The critiques became active and reviews were average, but the album did not make it to the commercial level successfully.
In parallel to music job, he started appearing on the big screen too. Ice-T appeared with the major role in movies such as New Jack City, Ricochet, Trespass, Johnny Mnemonic, and surviving the game. The most glorious role which enhances his acting career was the long run NBC popular police TV dramas “Law and Order: Special Victims’ Unit” in 2000.
Although in 1990’s Ice-T got a substantial level of success as a recording artist and a film star. According to Newsweek reference, he is “a foulmouthed moralist”. Whereas, in Entertainment Weekly James Bernard quoted that “Ice-T has something to teach anyone concerned about the rotting core of America’s cities”.
In 2006, he did a reality show “Ice-T rap school” in which he gave coaching to 8 teens of New York preparatory school.
His services as an author were that he used to wrote rhymes. In addition, he wrote some of the books too such as “A Memoir of Gangster Life” and “Redemption”. In his books, he mentioned about his father and social circle.
Awards and Achievements
He won the Grammy award for his album “Back on the block” in 1991. The album gained the award as the best rap performance by Duo.
He is known as the father of gangsta music. Ice-T procreated the careers of some artists like NWA, Snoop Dogg and Get Noys.
Ice T Net worth
The net worth of Ice T in 2019 is $40 million.