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  • Sep 24, 2011
Everything you could ask for is here, from beginnings to where he is now. From his kids to his career and everything in-between, the O.G. himself tells it like it is and like only he knows how. There is even a funny story about Quentin Tarantino, what more could I ask for?
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review by . September 24, 2011
      Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood      I have always been a fan of the O.G. himself since, well since I can remember, Ice T was always one of those guys that just came off real to me. So when I had the chance to read the man's autobiography I jumped at the chance since I wanted to know more about him. I was always a fan of his music and a big fan of his acting, since "New Jack City" and on all …
review by . June 16, 2011
Ice-T, born Tracy Marrow in northern New Jersey, has certainly lead an unconventional life. From the telling his parents were emotionally detached and they both died at a young age, then he was shipped off to relatives in Los Angeles. Being an unwanted addition to the family on the fringes of what became a gang infested area of Los Angeles, Ice-T grew up learning to fend for himself and navigating the perilous rise of gang violence.      Ice-T eventually joined the Army, believe …
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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 relatives in Los Angeles where he navigated the growing gang culture of the city and became a father at 18. A four-year tour in the army was followed by a lucrative interlude robbing jewelry and clothing stores. As his fellow thieves began to file off to prison, Ice-T turned to the nascent rap scene and scored immediate success. Continuing to reinvent himself, Ice-T went on to front a rock band and also was one of the first rap figures to work in film and television. There™s little focus on the music itself, but rather on his careers and his observations on the various subcultures he passes through. What lifts the book above the general run of entertainer memoirs is the quality of these observations—Ice-T is a canny businessman, and he charts clearly the decisions that brought him up each step of a very treacherous ladder. (Mar.)
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ISBN-10: 0345523288
ISBN-13: 978-0345523280
Author: Ice-T
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
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