Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ice-T (Rapper Turned Actor Part II)

So... where are all my Law & Order SVU fanatics at? If you've watched SVU, which I know you all have and you can't deny it, you've probably noticed the detective with attitude always putting a criminal in their place? Well, that'd be Ice-T and oh yes, the opening credits introduce him as just that (But I know you're dying to know his real name which is Tarry Marrow).

However Ice-T didn't start off playing hard ass detectives, he started off in the other realm, the hip-hop world. If there was one thing Ice-T wanted, it was to be a hip-hop icon. He did, in fact, get just that.

Ice-T played a major role in the creation of the gangsta incarnation of hip-hop music and was a colossus of the West Coast hip-hop scene. He got his inspiration from many political controversies such as racism. In that sense, Ice-T was well known as not only a Gangster Rapper, but a Political Rapper. He was reffered to once as "The Bob Dylan of Rap".

As far as we know, we're not really sure why exactly it is that Ice-T began to act. However, I do know that then next time you're bored and there isn't anything interesting on T.V. besides a Law & Order SVU marathon, you'll look at Ice-T much, much differently.



  1. I like your introduction and it was interesting that you started it with question. The facts in the third paragraph are important part of his life. I liked the last paragraph and how you ended your blog post.

  2. I love the way that you wrote this post. The introduction was clever and catchy, and yes I've watched a Law and Order marathon once or twice. I liked that you made the post funny but also had alot of interesting facts about your topic itself.

  3. I love you way you wrote this as always. I'm a big fan of Ice-T on Law and Order, but didn't know much about his musical career. With the and your Part I I think you were very thorough and covered all the bases. I really enjoy reading your posts because you keep them interesting. Great Job!