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.