Tuesday, February 16, 2010


The cool fellow above is one Tracy Marrow, better known as Ice-T, born this day 1958 in Newark, New Jersey. His mother died of a heart attack when he was in third grade, and his father died of one four years later. If I were him, I would have a heart doctor on speed dial. After his father's death, he moved to Los Angles to live with an aunt, and after graduating high school spent four years in the U. S. Army. It was an experience he did not enjoy, he went on to release, in 1991, he first album "O.G. Original Gangster" this was back in my "rap" phase, when I actually understood some of the lyrics, and was cool like that (or, at least thought I was cool like that). He caused some controversy with his song "Cop Killer," which is ironic since he now plays a cop on Law and Order SVU. That role, in which he was told to act like Ice-T would act if he was a cop, is one of the reasons he is on the hero podium for the day. He also gave a great performance as King James in 1992's "Trespass." A great film that, if you have not seen it, you should. He has had his share of critics, but who doesn't? When you have been in the business as long as he has, you are bound to have people bitch and moan about your "message." So, for writing some truly inspiring rap songs, and playing a cop on TV as cool as ice himself, Ice-T (February 16th, 1958-present) you are my (176th) hero of the day.

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