A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood
Ice-T & Douglas Century
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He’s a hip-hop icon credited with single-handedly creating gangsta rap. Television viewers know him as Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola on the top-rated 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, his four-year stint in the U.S. Army, his successful career as a hustler and thief, and his fateful decision to turn away from a life of crime and forge his own path to international stardom. Along the way, Ice shares never-before-told stories about friends such as Tupac, Dick Wolf, Chris Rock, and Flavor Flav, among others. And he offers up candid observations on marriage and monogamy, the current state of hip-hop, and his latest passion: 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 unforgettable story of a true American original.
Publishers Weekly Review
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I literally read this whole book in 26 hrs. Brilliantly written! He tells it like it is... Just the way I expected him to write it, HONESTLY! His trials and tribulations of growing up, being raised in the hood, becoming a father at an early age, manning up after the birth of his daughter, the rap game.... He tells it all. I never expected him to be such a humble guy. He seems to have found his soul mate in CoCo, his ride or die chick and he really takes pride in being a father. Great job Ice.... I was a big fan before, but even a bigger admirer now. Thank u for taking us into the journey that is your life! :)
Ok this is how it is, I HATE reading ok? Like I'm not a big reader at all. I only read stuff I'm interested in like articles or books written by ppl I admire etc. That being said, I had heard that Ice T wrote a book about his life. I had read reviews and everyone LOVED it. So today I was like alright ima download the sample of the book and see what all the fuss was about. And OMG. Listen I COULD NOT put it down. I just kept reading! It was so engaging and interesting. My God, I think it's the best book I've ever read. I mean that isn't saying a WHOLE lot cuz I don't read many books but Jesus this is a def buy. I will be picking up the hardcopy of this book very soon. I was sad when the sample had ended too =( haha. GREAT BOOK! Triple Thumbs Up!!
Really enjoyed this book