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By Ice-T, Douglas Century

My life’s been an exceptional tale / within the final conflict / may still I sick or do correct? / Make peace or move raw?—Ice-T, “Exodus”
 
He’s a hip-hop icon credited with single-handedly growing gangsta rap within the Eighties. tv audience recognize him as Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola at the most efficient television drama legislations & Order: SVU. yet the place the hype and the headlines finish, the genuine tale of Ice-T—the one few of his hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts have ever heard—truly begins.

Ice is Ice-T in his personal words—raw, uncensored, and unafraid to talk his brain. approximately his orphan upbringing at the gang-infested streets of South critical l. a.. approximately his four-year stint within the U.S. Army’s famed “Tropic Lightning” outfit. approximately his winning profession as a hustler and thief, the automobile crash that just about killed him, and the fateful choice to show clear of a lifetime of crime and forge his personal route to overseas leisure stardom.

Ice by Ice-T is either a tell-it-like-it-is story of redemption and a star-studded journey of the popular culture firmament. The acclaimed rapper and actor stocks never-before-told tales approximately neighbors like Tupac, Dick Wolf, Chris Rock, and an antler-clad taste Flav, between others. Readers will experience alongside as Ice-T’s incendiary rock band physique count number narrowly escapes from a riotous mob of offended concertgoers in Milan, and hear in because the tune legend battles the self-appointed censors over his arguable “Cop Killer” unmarried.

Most of all, Ice is where the place one of many game’s such a lot opinionated gamers breaks down his personal mystery plan for residing, delivering up candid observations on marriage and monogamy, the present country of hip-hop, and his most modern ardour: doing one-on-one gang interventions and mentoring at-risk youths round the nation.

With insights into the cutthroat global of the street—and the cutthroat global of Hollywood—Ice is the inspirational tale of a real American unique.

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This was a month before I’d appeared on Jonathan Ross’s show or been kissed into the mainstream, which was unfortunate because I could’ve used any extra status available to control a very difficult room. If Jonathan Ross is hosting an awards show, everyone there accepts his authority, we all respect him and sit down and shut up. But when I hosted the NME Awards, around half the people there didn’t know who I was. I know this because he said so when he collected his award. Once, when we discussed negativity towards others, he said that we ought imagine that we each have an individual connection with a God or higher power through “a Doc Brown from Back to the Future-style metal helmet” (bear with me) that has an electric tendril that reaches up through the sky, puncturing the ozone layer, into the heavens, past the Milky Way, right into the mind of God.

Before I’ve seen a newspaper I know that I’ll be in them. Bigger, though, than the realisation of a lifetime’s ambition is the chaos she has left in my belly. It feels like love. On my way home from a day of elation and delirium I chat to Nik Linnen, my partner, my manager, my outsourced rationale. A conveniently reductive device for dividing women who spend the night in your house is those who make the bed and those who don’t. If she doesn’t, it doesn’t make her a bad person, it just means she’s busy and has to get out and on with her life and has no time for sweet, domestic ritual.

Earlier in the day while finalising the script, by which I mean writing it, for nothing is ever written until it absolutely cannot be avoided, I said to Matt that I was worried about Bob Geldof. He’ll be alright,” said Matt. “I’ve just got a feeling that he could be confrontational,” I said. I’ll tell you how we erred at these subsequent events in good time, but for now here’s my forensic analysis of what may’ve got up Bob’s nose. 1. I called him “Sir Bobby Gandalf”. 2. ” Maybe that antagonised him.

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