He said a few lines on Chunky A's (Arsenio Hall) song "Dope, The Big Lie," from the album "Large and in Charge."
Hip-hop artist, well-known as the father of gangsta music, which spawned the careers of artists like NWA, Snoop Dogg and Geto Boys.
His song "Cop Killer", which was recorded with his heavy metal group, Body Count, was the subject of a national debate on the glorification of violence in the media. After the song was removed from Body Count's self-titled debut album, and after further controversy over the artwork for the then-forthcoming "Home Invasion" album, he was dropped by Sire/Warner Bros. Records, which had released the album. The split was amicable, even though Sire had assigned the catalog number 45119 to the album. Later pressings of the self-titled Body Count album were replaced by the Ice-T solo track, "Freedom of Speech (Just Watch What You Say)". "Home Invasion" was released, eventually, by Ice's now-defunct label, Rhyme $yndicate Records, through Priority/EMI, with the intended artwork intact.
Chose his pseudonym in honor of author Iceberg Slim (pen name of Robert Maupin Beck, 1918-1992; aka, Robert Beck), an ex-pimp turned author whose heavy-hitting novels detailed the hard life of the criminal underworld.
Served in the U.S. Army Rangers (1979-1981).
Was injured in a car accident in 1986, when his Porsche 914 was broadsided by another vehicle. The car accident later served as a turning point where Ice focused his skills on rapping and producing albums.
His daughter's name is Letesha and his son's name is Tracy Marrow Jr. and is called Little Ice.
He holds the distinction of being the only guest vocalist ever to appear on a Black Sabbath album, doing a guest rhyme on the song "Illusion of Power" on Sabbath's 1995 album, "Forbidden."
His feud with former LAPD chief Daryl Gates was widely reported by the American press.
Attended Crenshaw High School in south-central Los Angeles.
His longtime girlfriend was a Criplet--a female Crip gang member in Los Angeles, California.
He is the first hip-hop MC to perform the notorious C-Walk dance in front of cameras in the early 1980s.
His longtime partner was Darlene Ortiz. They have one son together, Tracy Marrow Jr.
His wife, Coco Austin, a.k.a. Coco, is a swimsuit model.
Is good friends with "Six Feet Under" vocalist Chris Barnes.
Although he had a large feud with the LAPD as a result from his song "Cop Killer," he, ironically, plays a cop in the popular series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999).
Almost didn't accept the role of Scottie in the film New Jack City (1991) because he feared that if the film was a flop it would negatively affect his already hot hip-hop career. It turned out to be his breakthrough part and started him on his acting career.
Although not credited, appeared in the starting credits to D12's (Eminem's Hip-Hop group) Music Video, Fight Music.
He has played the same character (Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola) in four different series: Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), 30 Rock (2006) and Chicago P.D. (2014).
Phil Collins has often spoken of his astonishment and flattery at finding out that Ice-T owned his albums.
His album "Rhyme Pays" was the first hip-hop album to carry an 'explicit lyrics' sticker.
Father of Letesha Marrow, and Ice Marrow.
Has his third child a daughter (b. November 28, 2015) Chanel Nicole Marrow with his wife Coco Austin.
Friends with Ice Cube.
The son of Alice and Solomon Marrow. He is of African-American and Creole (African, French) descent.
Born on exactly the same date as Lisa Loring ("Wednesday" from "The Addams Family").