Ice T

Ice T


Ice T is an American rapper, actor, and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. He is widely credited as one of the pioneers of gangsta rap and has had a successful career in both music and film. Ice-T has released 7 studio albums to date, which have all garnered critical acclaim.

Full Name
Tracy Lauren Marrow
Feb 16, 1958
5' 10"
Net Worth


Tracy Lauren Marrow, better known as Ice-T, was born on February 16, 1958, in Newark, New Jersey. His zodiac sign is Aquarius and his ethnicity is African-American. He was raised by his mother and stepfather in the South Central area of Los Angeles. At age 11, he moved with his family to the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles. After graduating from high school in 1976, he enlisted in the United States Army for four years and served in the 25th Infantry Division.

     Ice-T began his musical career while still serving in the military; he released a single under the name “Ice T” which gained some underground attention. After returning to Los Angeles in 1981, he formed a band called “The Original Concept” and released two albums that were moderately successful but failed to make any real mainstream impact. 

    In 1987, Ice-T released his debut album “Rhyme Pays” which became the first rap album ever certified gold by the RIAA. The success of this album helped establish him as one of the pioneers of West Coast hip hop and rap music. Throughout his career he has released several other albums including “O.G.: Original Gangster” (1991), “Home Invasion” (1993), and “Power” (1998). 

    Aside from music, Ice-T also had a successful acting career appearing in films such as “New Jack City” (1991) and television shows like Law & Order: SVU where he has played Detective Fin Tutuola since 2000. He also created a reality show called “Ice Loves Coco” which aired on E! from 2011 to 2014 and featured his wife Coco Austin.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1958</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Ice T is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 16, 1958, Tracy Marrow, better known as Ice T, was born in Newark, New Jersey.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1978</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins The United States Army</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ice T joins the United States Army and serves at Fort McClellan in Alabama.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1981</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases First Song "Cold Getting Dumb"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ice T releases his first single, "Cold Getting Dumb," which gains underground success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Rhyme Pays Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rhyme Pays becomes the first rap album released with a Parental Advisory label.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases O.G. Original Gangster Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ice T releases his fifth studio album, O.G. Original Gangster, and it is certified gold.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Begins Acting Career on Law & Order: SVU</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ice T begins his acting career, appearing in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Detective Odafin Tutuola.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ice T is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame for his music, film and television work.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Pioneering Artist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ice T is a pioneering artist who has influenced multiple generations of rappers and hip hop artists, from the early days of gangsta rap to today's modern trap sound. He has been incredibly influential in the world of hip hop, and his influence still stands strong today.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Activist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ice T is also an activist who speaks out against police brutality, racism, and inequality. He is a vocal advocate for social justice and works to push for positive change. His activism extends beyond just music, as he is also a leader in the community.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Entertaining</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ice T is also an entertaining artist. His music combines humor with serious topics, creating an enjoyable experience for listeners. He also stars in movies, television shows, and even video games, adding to his entertainment value.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Rapper To Play a Cop on TV</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ice T became the first rapper to play a cop on television when he appeared as Detective Fin Tutuola in the hit show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2000.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Wrote the Song 'Colors' for a Movie</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ice T wrote the 1988 hit song "Colors" for the movie of the same name, which starred Sean Penn and Robert Duvall.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Started His Own Record Label</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ice T founded his own record label called Rhyme Syndicate Records in 1990, which released albums from artists such as MC Hammer and KRS-One.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Voiced a Character in Grand Theft Auto</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ice T voiced the character of Madd Dogg in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas in 2004.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Released an Autobiography</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ice T released his autobiography The Ice Opinion: Who Gives a Fuck in 1994, which chronicled his life from childhood to fame.</p></div>


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