New PDF release: Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South

By Ice-T, Douglas Century

ISBN-10: 0345523288

ISBN-13: 9780345523280

My life’s been a good tale / within the final warfare / may still I in poor health or do correct? / Make peace or pass raw?—Ice-T, “Exodus”
 
He’s a hip-hop icon credited with single-handedly developing gangsta rap within the Eighties. tv audience understand him as Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola at the optimal television drama legislation & Order: SVU. yet the place the hype and the headlines finish, the true tale of Ice-T—the one few of his thousands of fanatics have ever heard—truly begins.

Ice is Ice-T in his personal words—raw, uncensored, and unafraid to talk his brain. approximately his orphan upbringing at the gang-infested streets of South imperative la. approximately his four-year stint within the U.S. Army’s famed “Tropic Lightning” outfit. approximately his profitable occupation as a hustler and thief, the automobile crash that just about killed him, and the fateful selection to show clear of a lifetime of crime and forge his personal route to foreign leisure stardom.

Ice by Ice-T is either a tell-it-like-it-is story of redemption and a star-studded travel of the popular culture firmament. The acclaimed rapper and actor stocks never-before-told tales approximately pals like Tupac, Dick Wolf, Chris Rock, and an antler-clad taste Flav, between others. Readers will journey alongside as Ice-T’s incendiary rock band physique count number narrowly escapes from a riotous mob of offended concertgoers in Milan, and hear in because the tune legend battles the self-appointed censors over his arguable “Cop Killer” unmarried.

Most of all, Ice is where the place one of many game’s so much opinionated gamers breaks down his personal mystery plan for residing, providing up candid observations on marriage and monogamy, the present kingdom of hip-hop, and his most modern ardour: doing one-on-one gang interventions and mentoring at-risk youths round the kingdom.

With insights into the cutthroat global of the street—and the cutthroat international of Hollywood—Ice is the inspirational tale of a real American unique.

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They said they had lost their way and didn't know what to do. I told them I would happily act as their guide, and give them some food when we came to my Station on top of Snowdon, but could I please have some of their sandwiches then and there. It turned out they were all undergraduates from my College, Trinity, very young as students were during the war, including one very bright looking one, J. C. Sheperdson, who in all his younger days (and I saw much more of him later) always looked inevitably two years younger than he was, being slight and slim.

But of course this took him a long time, and those who were in Canada were certainly not at the top of his list of priorities. S. Immigration also had to be satisfied. By the regulations then current a person coming from other continents could not enter the United States from a contiguous country (this meant Canada and Mexico) unless he had paid his fare to those countries. S. visa, my immigration was denied. It is difficult to express my feelings on this. On the one hand I was really very set on my future in England, on the other, freedom beckoned across a border a few miles away, and I was getting a bit tired of being behind barbed wire after eight months or so.

Under Tommy's guidance we organized our lives well. We got a cleaning lady to "do" for us, who cycled over from the next village of Cranleigh; of course she arrived after we had left, and left before we had come back, so communication was entirely written. But she very much realized what we needed in the way of cleaning and washing and clearing up the house, and was most helpful. Indeed the whole village was rather sorry for these two young men who had to manage for themselves, and this attitude had considerable advantages for us.

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