Ice T Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
Ice T Net Worth 2020 – Tracy Lauren Marrow, known professionally as Ice-T, is an American rapper, singer, and actor. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, and moved to the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles.
Biography – Early Life/Education/Personal Life
Ice-T was born Tracy Marrow on February 16, 1958, to Solomon, an African-American who worked as a conveyor belt mechanic at the Rapistan Conveyor Companyand Alice Marrow, a Creole, in Newark, New Jersey.
He had an encounter with racism as a child but escaped it because of his lighter skin inherited from his Creole mother. By the time he was twelve, he lost both his parents.
He went to live with his aunt’s family in View Park-Windsor Hills, near Los Angeles. Sharing a room with his cousin Earl, an avid rock fan, he too became interested in heavy metal music.
After passing out of Palms Junior High, he attended Crenshaw High School.
In Los Angeles, Ice T continued his education by attending Crenshaw High School. At the time when he was in high school, gangs started to intensify in the Los Angeles school system and students belonging to the ‘Bloods’ and ‘Crips’ gangs attended Crenshaw, and fought in the school.
Though he was never a member of ‘Bloods’ and ‘Crips’ gang, he read ghetto writer, Iceberg Slim’s novels, and recited stories to his friends.
he had public relationships with Darlene Ortiz with whom he had a son named Ice Tracy Marrow, Ice T has only ever been married to Nicole Austin, more popularly known as Coco Marie Austin.
The couple got married in January 2002 and renewed their vows nine years after on June 4, 2011. They have a child, Channel Nicole Marrow who was born in 2015.
Ice-T’s child with Coco makes his third child. His first child and daughter, LeTesha was born in 1976 when Ice T was in high school.
He officially took music seriously and started a band with the singing group of Crenshaw High School. At the age of seventeen, having spent five years without his parents, Ice T began receiving social security benefits.
The benefits were unable to cover his expenses and bills as he had a pregnant girlfriend at the time. Ice T began to sell cannabis and stole car stereos to make some extra income. Despite his illegal business ventures, Ice T still struggled to support his new family.
Shortly after his daughter was born, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving for two years and two months.
Ice T, who would become famous for his music despite his controversial background fell in love with hip-hop while he was in the army.
After he finished serving in the Army, Ice T pursued a career as an artist and disc-jockey, a skill he had picked up during his time in the army.
A slow start to success as an artist forced Ice T back into a criminal lifestyle until a car accident gave him some perspective and he abandoned the lifestyle for good.
An open mic competition victory set him on his way to success as a music artist. He met record producer, Willie Strong in 1982 and they recorded his first song, Cold Wind Madness.
Though the song never found mainstream success due to its hardcore lyrics, the song was popular in the underground world of music.
After the release of a few other singles, Ice T was signed by Sire Records, a major record label. He released his debut album Rhyme Pays in 1987. It was certified gold by the RIAA. He released his second album, Power in 1988 which was also certified gold.
His fourth album, O.G Original Gangster was met with great success and it is considered one of the defining albums of gangster rap.
Having not given up his love for heavy metal, Ice T formed a band Body Count in 1991 and they released an album, Body Count in 1992.
The album featured the song Cop Killer that was met with controversy by the NRA and the government.
Since then, he has appeared in over 20 films and starred in a variety of television shows including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on which he has appeared in over 400 episodes as Detective Odafin Tutuola.
Ice-T is an American rapper and actor who has a net worth of $40 million. To date, Ice T has released 19 albums – 8 solo albums, 6 Body Count albums, and 5 collaborative albums. He is also known to be an actor and made his acting debut in 1984 in the film Breakin’.
Ice T has been nominated for multiple awards including 3 Grammy Awards (won one), MTV Video Music Awards, MTV Movie Awards, among others.