If you’re of a certain age, you probably have fond memories of those days when you had to sneak a copy of Ice-T’s song “Cop Killer” into your Walkman. Of course, so much has changed since then for the former frontman of Body Count. These days, he’s married to swimsuit model Coco and ironically plays a cop on Law & Order: SVU. But how Tracy Morrow, his given name, became a star is the subject of his second autobiography Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption—From South Central to Hollywood. In the book, he recounts his move from New Jersey to Los Angeles at the age of 12 after the death of his parents, becoming a father at 18, his four-year stint in the Army, his time as a jewelry thief, and how all of his many roles in life prepared him for survival in the trenches of Hollywood.
Mon., April 25, 7 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 13, 2011