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Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to HollywoodIce: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood by Ice-T

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Ice-T has led an intriguing life. He was an orphan by age 11, and, though born in New Jersey, was sent to live in South Central. After a stint in the military, he was a gang member and hustler who, after a near-fatal auto accident, decided to change course. He became a hip-hop star who fought the federal government over his lyrics. He went on to become a movie and television star (has SVU really been on 12 seasons?!?!). Now as a faithful husband and father, he confronts his earlier life and tries to talk young people out of following some of his paths.

This memoir has the cadence of listening to Ice tell his story to you personally. In other words, there's lots of 4-letter words and the rhythm of street language, but it's interesting, thoughtful, and inspiring. He is a very sharp man, and when he compares Hollywood to his life hustling, it's easy to see the connections. He tells some compelling stories and he doesn't mince words. Any fan of his or of hip-hop generally should read it, but even if you're not, it's a fascinating book.



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