Happy Birthday Ice-T

Written By @daniurbane

February 16th, 1958 – Today marks a day of celebration for a true Westside OG, Ice-T. He was born in Newark, NJ in 1958 and later moved to Los Angeles upon the traumatic deaths of his parents.

In the late 1980s, Ice-T released his debut album, Rhyme Pays. He would eventually collaborate with punk rock bands like Body Count and release a politically incorrect single such as “Cop Killer”. His controversial lyrics caused some static and made him a federal target, but to Ice-T he was simply telling the world about police brutality within LA.

During the growth of his career, Ice-T became an actor and officially stamped his career within the entertainment industry. Appearing in movies like New Jack City and securing a long run with Law in Order: SVU, he is known as a mogul.

Now he is married with children and giving back to his community to stop gang violence in his hometown of Los Angeles. Let’s show him some love and much deserved respect, happy birthday @icet !

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