Ice T Net Worth: Ice-T іѕ а Grаmmу аwаrd-wіnnіng rapper and a Ноllуwооd асtоr since 1984. Some of his top songs include “Colors,” “Lethal Weapon,” “O.G. Original Gangster,” “99 Problems,” “Body Count” etc. The multі-talented аrtіѕt acquired the majority of his fortune through records sales, touring, acting and even еndоrѕеmеnt dеаlѕ. As of 2019, the updated Net Worth of Ice T estimates $40 million USD.
Ice-T’s Short Bio.
Ice-T was born Tracy Lauren Marrow to parents Alice Marrow and African-American father Solomon on February 16, 1958, in Newark, New Jersey. To support living, the working class parents traveled to Summit, New Jersey when Ice-T was an infant. At the age of 7, he began to experience racism as a child (cultural differences in white and black children), yet the lighter skin that he acquired from his Creole based mother was enough to escape such racist treatment. By the time he was 12, Ice-T lost both his parents as the victim of heart attacks.
Following his father’s death, he went to live with his upper-middle-class aunt’s family in View Park-Windsor Hills, close to South Los Angeles. His cousin Earl shared a bedroom with him at that point of time, where Ice-T picked up his enthusiasm for heavy metal music influenced by his cousin. Subsequent to attending the predominantly white student’s school he passed out to attended the Crenshaw High School, where mostly black students filled in.
At that time, Gangs began to take over the Los Angeles school system, where most of the understudies that attended school were from the ‘Bloods‘ and ‘Crips‘ gang. He often experienced gang fights within the school hallways itself. In spite of the fact, Ice-T never involved as a gang member, he affiliated himself with books and read Iceberg Slim‘s novels recounting stories to his friends… And this is where was got his famous nickname “Ice-T.”
Soon running out of cash, and to support his pregnant girlfriend, Ice-T used to sell stolen car stereos and cannabis to locals. After his daughter was born, he joined the U.S Army in 1979 and served for a long time. However, his life became involved with road wrongdoings after meeting a pimp named Mac, while he was stationed in Hawaii.
While delivering his long spell in the U.S Army, he got acquainted with the hip-hop genre of music. The single “Rapper’s Delight” which encouraged him to create his own form of raps over instrumentals. While planning to stay away from gang life he decided to make it as a hip-hop musician, yet his life was caught in many street crimes after he parted away from his girlfriend Caitlin Boyd.
By 1983, Ice-T recorded a rap called, ‘The Coldest Rap,’ after embracing his name as “Ice-T.” He rapped over an astounding backing track recorded by producer Willie Strong from Saturn Records, the tune became an underground success.
In 1985, he was injured in a car accident and was hospitalized as a John Doe, because of no identification. After his hospital release, and to pursue his career as a rapping expert, he participated in an open mic competition and won under the judgment of rapper Kurtis Blow.
Eager to make it as a professional rap craftsman, he began discharging music for recordings, and in 1987, he signed with Sire Records. The debut song collection which he released under album ‘Rhyme Pays’, was certified as gold. For ‘Colors‘ he recorded the signature theme song for the movie, directed by Dennis Hopper, that portrayed the Los Angeles gang life.
His second studio album Power which received positive audits was released on September 13, 1988, and was certified gold as well and platinum later by 2006. He collaborated with the singer American singer Jello Biafra for the single “Shut Up, Be Happy” which established his popularity, and was released under the album The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech… Just Watch What You Say!, in 1989.
Body Count, his 1992 collection, had released a song Cop Killer, which proved controversial for the lyrical melody on the perspectives of criminal gatherings and killing racist cops. The song was later removed by Ice-T himself. Sire Records’ parent company, Warner Bros. Records obstructed the arrival of his next album Home Invasion due to prompted controversy. Yet Ice-T planned to move forward on releasing the recordings with Priority Records in February 1993, which peaked at No.9 on Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The collection includes major hits such as “Gotta Lotta Love” and “99 Problems.”
In 1993, he featured himself as a drug dealer in the movie Who’s the Man? He starred alongside raps hot-shots Doctor Dré and Ed Lover, who worked for the debut directed film by Ted Demme. Following his early enthusiasm with heavy metal music, he teamed up a certain band of that type. Later, for the film Judgment Night, he completed a two-part harmony on the track “Disorder” with American thrash metal band Slayer. In 1995, he performed on Forbidden by Black Sabbath as a guest appearance.
From, between 1996 to 1999, his consequent collections VI – Return of the Real and The Seventh Deadly Sin proved not successful as he deviated from the style of the genre that proved his more fruitful works. The return of his rap style was seen in the album Gangsta Rap which released on October 31, 2006, yet he faced unenthusiastic reviews of that album. He continued with his acting proficiency and was cast for featuring as an undercover narcotics officer on NBC‘s Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. The police dramatization that depicted Ice T as Odafin “Fin” Tutuola earned him the NAACP awarded with a second Image Award for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor’ in its fifteen seasons drama Series.
Since 1984 and until 2019, he has continued delivering his acting jobs for several widescreen films and televisions as well. Some of his major works include for films; New Jack City, Surviving the Game, Tank Girl, Breakin’, Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap, Trespass and many more.
He even tried his hand for the unscripted TV drama ‘Ice-T’s Rap School‘ which premiered on October 20, 2006. The VH1 aired TV show was a spin-off where the rapper teaches eight teenagers to battle for an imitation microphone framed gold chain. Later he agreed to aired his relationship drama with his wife Nicole “Coco” Austin for the E! networks reality show Ice Loves Coco, which debuted on On June 12, 2011.
Personal Life & Accolades.
Ice T and his girlfriend Adrienne were attending high school when both have a little girl LeTesha born on March 20, 1976. He began another relationship with his second girlfriend, Darlene Ortiz while filming for Breakin’ in 1984, and both brought forth their son named Ice Tracy Marrow in 1992.
On June 4, 2011, Ice T renewed their wedding vows with wife and swimsuit model Nicole “Coco Marie” Austin who first wedded in in January 2002.
For his appearance on heavily composed R&B album Back on the Block he won a Grammy Award for the Best Rap Performance by a Group, the award was shared for the composition delivered by jazz musician Quincy Jones and others members.
What Is Ice T Net Worth?
Ісе-Т’s acting career in movies and TV has helped him reck in millions over years now. He has enjoyed mоdеrаtе ѕuссеѕѕ for his endeavors and has stayed relevant withіn thе performance іnduѕtrу. He is currently active with his music and acting endeavors and performs a lot of shows currently. As of 2019, Ісе Т net worth stands at an estimated worth of $40 million USD.
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