Ice T

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Tracy Morrow (A.K.A. Ice Oscillator & Iceberg) (Born February 16, 1958 in Newark, NJ)

Body Count:
Ice-T (A.K.A. Ice Oscillator & Iceberg) (Born Tracy Morrow, February 16, 1958 in Newark, NJ)
Ernie C
Vincent Price

~Former Members~
Mooseman (Born Lloyd Roberts - Died February 22, 2001 (Shot))
Beatmaster V (Born Victor Ray Wilson, February 20, 1959 - Died April 30, 1996 (Leukemia))
D-Roc (A.K.A. D-Roc The Executioner) (Born Dennis Miles in 1959 Died August 17, 2004 (Lymphoma))

Analog Brothers:
Ice-T (A.K.A. Ice Oscillator & Iceberg) (Born Tracy Morrow, February 16, 1958 in Newark, NJ)
Kool Keith (A.K.A. Keith Korg, Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, Mr. Nogatco, Rhythm X, Mr. Gerbik & Black Elvis) (Born Keith Matthew Thornton in The Bronx, NY)
Marc Live (A.K.A. Mark Moog)
Black Silver (A.K.A. Silver Synth)
Pimp Rex (A.K.A. Rex Roland JX39)

Black Ice:
Ice-T (A.K.A. Ice Oscillator & Iceberg) (Born Tracy Morrow, February 16, 1958 in Newark, NJ)
Black Silver

See Also: House Of Pain, Donald-D, DJ Aladdin & Kool Keith

Ice-T - Power
Ice-T - O.G.: Original Gangsta
Ice-T - The Classic Collection
Ice-T - VI: Return Of The Real
Ice-T - The 7th Deadly Sin
Ice-T - Greatest Hits: The Evidence
Ice-T - Gangsta Rap
Analog Brothers - Pimp To Eat

Ice-T - Lifestyles Of The Rich And Infamous (Single)

Also Featured On...

Ant Banks - Big Thangs

Brotha Lynch Hung - Loaded

Caz - Thundadome

DJ Aladdin Featuring Ice-T & Tha West Coast Rydaz - $port Ya Vest In Tha West
Donald-D - Notorious

E-A-Ski - Earthquake
E-A-Ski - Gangsta Funk (Thug Radio Mixtape)
E-40 - The Ball Street Journal

Guru - Baldhead Slick & Da Click

Havikk & Hirntot Posse - Worldwide Cartel
House Of Pain - Shamrocks & Shenanigans: The Best Of House Of Pain And Everlast

Ice Cube - Featuring...
In Tha Beginning...There Was Rap: Tha Originals

Jamie Kennedy & Stu Stone - Blowin' Up
King T - Thy Kingdom Come

The Lawhouse Experience, Vol. 1

Mobb Deep - Free Agents: The Murda Mix Tape
MTV The First 1000 Years: Hip Hop
Murder Squad - S.C.C. Presents Murder Squad: Nationwide

New Jack City
N.O.R.E. - God's Favorite

One Million Strong
Original Gangstas

Prince Paul - Politics Of The Business (Advance)
The Projects Present Balhers Forever

Ras Kass - The Barmageddon
Return Of Superfly
Rhyme Syndicate Comin' Through

South Central Cartel - 'N Gatz We Truss
Spice 1 - The Black Bossalini (A.K.A. Dr. Bomb From The Bay)
Fredro Starr - Firestarr
Still More Bounce

Tash - Rap Life
The Temptations - Emperors Of Soul
Thug Radio Mixtape XV: Want That Old Thing Back
Triple Seis - Time'll Tell
2Pac - Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z...
2Pac & The Notorious B.I.G. - Runnin' (Single)
2Pac - 7 Dayz In Vegas: 2Pac LIVEs
2Pac - Rare & Unreleased
2Pac - The Way He Wanted It Book 2
T.W.D.Y. - Lead The Way

We're All In The Same Gang
The West Coast Rydaz - What Really Goes On
Westside Bad Boys: Bay 2 L.A. 2

Bio From AllMusic.Com
Ice-T (born Tracy Morrow) has proven to be one of hip-hop's most articulate and intelligent stars, as well as one of its most frustrating. At his best, the rapper has written some of the best portraits of ghetto life and gangsters, as well as some of the best social commentary hip-hop has produced. Just as often, he can slip into sexism and gratuitous violence, and even then his rhymes are clever and biting. Ice-T's best recordings have always been made in conjunction with strong collaborators, whether it's the Bomb Squad or Jello Biafra. With his music, Ice-T has made a conscious effort to win the vast audience of white male adolescents, as his frequent excursions with his heavy metal band Body Count show. All the while, he has withstood a constant barrage of criticism and controversy to become a respected figure not only in the music press, but the mainstream media as well.

Although he was one of the leading figures of Californian hip-hop in the '80s, Ice-T was born in Newark, NJ. When he was a child, he moved from his native Newark to California after his parents died in an auto accident. While he was in high school, he became obsessed with rap while he went to Crenshaw High School in South Central Los Angeles. Ice-T took his name from Iceberg Slim, a pimp who wrote novels and poetry. Ice-T used to memorize lines of Iceberg Slim's poetry, reciting them for friends and classmates. After he left high school, he recorded several undistinguished 12" singles in the early '80s. He also appeared in the low-budget hip-hop films Rappin', Breakin', and Breakin' II: Electric Boogaloo as he was trying to establish a career.

Ice-T finally landed a major-label record deal with Sire Records in 1987, releasing his debut album, Rhyme Pays. On the record, he is supported by DJ Aladdin and producer Afrika Islam, who helped create the rolling, spare beats and samples that provided a backdrop for the rapper's charismatic rhymes, which were mainly party-oriented; the record wound up going gold. That same year, he recorded the theme song for Dennis Hopper's Colors, a film about inner-city life in Los Angeles. The song also called "Colors" was stronger, both lyrically and musically, with more incisive lyrics, than anything he had previously released. Ice-T formed his own record label, Rhyme Syndicate (which was distributed through Sire/Warner) in 1988, and released Power. Power was a more assured and impressive record, earning him strong reviews and his second gold record. Released in 1989, The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What You Say established him as a true hip-hop superstar by matching excellent abrasive music with fierce, intelligent narratives, and political commentaries, especially about hip-hop censorship.

Two years later, Ice-T began an acting career, starring in the updated blaxploitation film New Jack City; he also recorded "New Jack Hustler" for the film. "New Jack Hustler" became one of the centerpieces of 1991's O.G.: Original Gangsta, which became his most successful album to date. O.G. also featured a metal track called "Body Count" recorded with Ice-T's band of the same name. Ice-T took the band out on tour that summer, as he performed on the first Lollapalooza tour. The tour set-up increased his appeal with both alternative music fans and middle-class teenagers. The following year, the rapper decided to released an entire album with the band, also called Body Count.

Body Count proved to be a major turning point in Ice-T's career. On the basis of the track "Cop Killer" where he sang from the point-of-view of a police murderer the record ignited a national controversy; it was protested by the NRA and police activist groups. Time Warner Records initially supported Ice-T, yet they refused to release his new rap album, Home Invasion, on the basis of the record cover. Ice-T and the label parted ways by the end of the year. Home Invasion was released on Priority Records in the spring of 1993 to lukewarm reviews and sales. Somewhere along the way, Ice-T had begun to lose most of his original hip-hop audience; now he appealed primarily to suburban white teens. In 1994, he wrote a book and released the second Body Count album, Born Dead, which failed to stir up the same controversy as the first record indeed, it failed to gain much attention of any sort. Nevertheless, Body Count was successful in clubs and Ice-T continued to tour with the band.

In the summer of 1996, Ice-T released his first rap album since 1993, Return Of The Real. The album was greeted by mixed reviews and it failed to live up to commercial expectations. The 7th Deadly Sin followed in 1999. Ice-T then returned to acting, taking a role on NBC's Law & Order : Special Victims Unit playing, ironically, a police officer. Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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