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

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Grouping Title ice a memoir of gangster life and redemption from south central to hollywood
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display_description My life's been a great story / In the ultimate war / Should I ill or do right? / Make peace or go raw?—Ice-T, "Exodus"

He's a hip-hop icon credited with single-handedly creating gangsta rap in the 1980s. Television viewers know him as Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola on the top-rated TV 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 Los Angeles. About his four-year stint in the U.S. Army's famed "Tropic Lightning" outfit. About his successful career as a hustler and thief, the car crash that nearly killed him, and the fateful decision to turn away from a life of crime and forge his own path to international entertainment stardom.
Ice by Ice-T is both a tell-it-like-it-is tale of redemption and a star-studded tour of the pop culture firmament. The acclaimed rapper and actor shares never-before-told stories about friends like Tupac, Dick Wolf, Chris Rock, and an antler-clad Flavor Flav, among others. Readers will ride along as Ice-T's incendiary rock band Body Count narrowly escapes from a riotous mob of angry concertgoers in Milan, and listen in as the music legend battles the self-appointed censors over his controversial "Cop Killer" single.
Most of all, Ice is the place where one of the game's most opinionated players breaks down his own secret plan for living, offering up candid observations on marriage and monogamy, the current state of hip-hop, and his latest passion: doing one-on-one gang interventions and 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 inspirational story of a true American original.
Praise for Ice
"Ice-T, in short, is someone hip-hop might have invented if he hadn't invented himself. . . . A goes-down-easy mélange of memoir, self-help, and amateur criminology. Ultimately, Ice showcases an eminently reasonable, positively likeable guy, the gangsta rapper even a parent could love."New York Times Book Review
"It's as cool as its namesake. . . . A fascinating memoir, the pages of which are jam-packed with tales of a guy who 'actively did everything I rhymed about.'"—Associated Press
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subject_facet Ice-T -- (Musician), Rap musicians -- United States -- Biography
title_display Ice : a memoir of gangster life and redemption--from South Central to Hollywood
title_full Ice : a memoir of gangster life and redemption--from South Central to Hollywood / Ice-T and Douglas Century, Ice A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood
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title_sub A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood
topic_facet African American Nonfiction, Biography & Autobiography, Ice-T, Nonfiction, Performing Arts, Rap musicians