ICE-T, whose real name is Tracy Lauren Marrow, is an American rapper, actor, and producer. He was born on February 16, 1958, in Newark, New Jersey. ICE-T gained prominence in the 1980s and 1990s as a pioneering figure in gangsta rap, a subgenre of hip-hop music that focused on gritty, often explicit, and realistic portrayals of urban life.
As a rapper, ICE-T released several influential albums, including “Rhyme Pays” (1987), “Power” (1988), and “O.G. Original Gangster” (1991). His music often dealt with themes of inner-city violence, street life, and social and political issues. ICE-T was known for his aggressive delivery, sharp lyricism, and controversial content.
In addition to his music career, ICE-T has also ventured into acting. He gained mainstream recognition for his role as Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola on the long-running television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” He joined the show in 2000 and became one of its most beloved and enduring characters.
ICE-T has also appeared in numerous films, including “New Jack City” (1991), “Ricochet” (1991), and “Tank Girl” (1995). He has often portrayed tough and authoritative characters, drawing on his own background and persona.
Beyond his music and acting career, ICE-T is known for his outspokenness and advocacy on various social and political issues. He has been a vocal critic of censorship and an advocate for free speech. ICE-T has also expressed his views on gun control, racial inequality, and police brutality.
Throughout his career, ICE-T has received several accolades, including Grammy Awards and Image Awards. He continues to be an influential figure in the hip-hop community and the entertainment industry as a whole.