On Friday, February 17 at 11:30 a.m., Ice-T will receive the 2,747th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This is the address of the star dedication ceremony: 7065 Hollywood Boulevard. The Recording category award goes to Ice-T.
Since 1960, the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been hosted by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s mission is to facilitate positive change in business and society. The Chamber of Commerce honors the industry that affects all of us by creating the Walk of Fame. Artistic and entrepreneurial spirit come together in the entertainment industry to uplift and inspire us all.
Ice-T has achieved greatness in the fields of music and television. “His fans will be overjoyed to see their beloved musician honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” said Ana Martinez, the Walk of Fame’s Producer.
Martinez continued, “Ice’s star will be located near the stars of musical legends such as Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Luciano Pavarotti, Mama Cass Elliott, John Denver, and Herbie Hancock.
Legendary rapper Chuck D, along with fellow Walk of Famers Mariska Hargitay and Dick Wolf, will be on hand to help unveil Lupita Sanchez Cornejo’s star.
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, the longest-running primetime drama series of all time, is now in its 24th season on NBC, with Ice-T starring as Sergeant Odafin “Fin” Tutuola.
Ice-T has worked with legendary producer Dick Wolf on seven separate occasions, more than any other performer in the industry.
In addition to his role as Fin on “Law & Order,” “Chicago P.D.,” and “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” Ice-T also acted in Wolf’s telefilm “Exiled: A Law & Order Movie.” As Detective Tutuola on “SVU,” he was recognized with the NAACP Image Award in 2002.
The creators of the movie “Breakin'” gave him his first big break by having him rap in the movie. Some of his other film and TV credits include: “New Jack City,” “Ricochet,” “Trespass,” “Johnny Mnemonic,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and “Saturday Night Live.”
He has also made his directorial debut in 2012, and has been in a number of independent and documentary films “His 2012 documentaries “Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp” and “Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap” are both excellent examples.
Ice-T and his wife Coco participated in the E! reality series “Ice Loves Coco” for four seasons, while Ice-T also hosted and produced the Oxygen unscripted series “In Ice Cold Blood” for four seasons.
Ice T, a rapper from New Jersey, grew up learning how to make do. Ice T, an only child whose parents died when he was young, was entangled with gangs in Los Angeles before serving for four years in the military.
Later, he became known as rap’s first true gangster with hits like “6 ‘N the Mornin'” and “New Jack Hustler,” the latter of which was nominated for a Grammy.”
Ice-T not only created gangsta rap, but he also grew up in that world. He is a cultural legend and the very definition of authentic Los Angeles hip-hop. Ice-T has become an important voice for young people of all races in America through his music, books, and lecture tours across the country’s prisons, high schools, libraries, and universities (including Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford).
In 1989, the Grammy-winning musician launched his own record label, Rhyme Syndicate Records, and promptly began releasing a series of seminal works in West Coast rap. After meeting his lifelong guitar idol, Ernie C., in high school, he and his close friend founded the thrash metal band Body Count. The controversial single “Cop Killer” appeared on Body Count’s self-titled 1992 debut album, and the band went on to receive the most critical acclaim during the first Lollapalooza Tour.
Body Count’s single “Black Hoodie,” from their sixth studio album “Bloodlust,” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Metal Performance in 2018, and their song “Bum Rush” was awarded the prize the following year. Ice and the rest of the band have entered the recording studio to begin work on their eighth studio album.
Ice-artistic T’s abilities are multifaceted. Five books have been published under his name: “The Ice Opinion” (1994), “Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption – from South Central to Hollywood” (2011), “Kings of Vice” (2011), “Mirror Image” (2014), and his upcoming memoir “Split Decision” (2022), co-written with New York Times bestselling author Douglas Century, about his early life and shared past with former crime partner Spike.
In his spare time, he plays video games like “Grand Theft Auto,” “Gears of War,” “Scarface: The World Is Yours,” and “Borderlands 3,” and he has lent his voice to over 20 of them. Recent strategic alliances he’s formed with household names like Tide and Cheerios have resulted in widely shared campaigns promoting energy efficiency and heart health.