The legendary gangsta hip-hop emcee Ice-T was born Tracy Marrow on February 16, 1958, in Newark, New Jersey. As a musician, Ice-T played a major role in the creation of gangsta hip-hop music. He was a colossus of the West Coast hip-hop scene. His most infamous song, the heavy metal "Cop Killer," was one of the major battle in the cultural wars of the 1990s, in which cultural conservatives enlisted the Moses of the right wing, Charlton Heston, to get Ice-T dropped from his then-label, Sire/Warner Bros. Ice-T has also achieved success as an actor in movies and on TV. He plays Detective Odafin Tutuola on the TV series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999), which is ironic for someone famous for "Cop Killer" and his feud with the L.A.P.D. He is also known for his hit reality show on E! Ice Loves Coco. Ice-T currently resides in North Bergen, New Jersey, with his wife, Nicole Austin aka CoCo.
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