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ICE: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood by Ice-T (SNEAK PEEK)

ICE: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood by Ice-T (SNEAK PEEK)

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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.
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.

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Published by: Random House Publishing Group on Mar 02, 2011
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A MEMOIR OF GANGSTER LIFE ANDREDEMPTIONFROM SOUTH CENTRAL TO HOLLYWOOD
ICE-T
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DOUGLAS CENTURY
one worldballantine booksnew york
 
Copyright © 2011 by Tracy MarrowAll rights reserved.Published in the United States by One World Books,an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group,a division of Random House, Inc., New York.O
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is a registered trademark andthe One World colophon is a trademark of Random House, Inc.Permission credits for photographs and song lyrics can be foundbeginning on page 253.Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataIce-T (Musician)Ice : a memoir of gangster life and redemptionfrom South Centralto Hollywood / Ice-T and Douglas Century.p.  cm.ISBN 978-0-345-52328-0 (hardcover : alk. paper)ISBN 978-0-345-52330-3 (ebook)1. Ice-T (Musician) 2. Rap musiciansUnited StatesBiography.I. Century, Douglas. II. Title.ML420.I3A3 2011782.421649092dc22[B]            2010041069Printed in the United States of Americawww.oneworldbooks.net2  4  6  8  9  7  5  3  1First Edition
Book design by Christopher M. Zucker 

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love on svu........
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Fin and Munch--Love you both. I miss Fins' pony tail.
Jane Brandes added this note
can't wait to read the entire book...awesome!
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Love Ice-T on Law N Order SVU......
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oooowee!!! the most sexiest man EVER!! I LOVE WATCHING YOU ON SVU, AND WHEN YOU NARRATED GANGLAND, YOU ARE HOT!!
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It's been a long time since you hit us with free-style high-tech selects..from the vaults of the Ice file...
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I am already hooked by what I just read! You tell your story vividly, and I can picture it in my mind. A definate read for me!

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