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Ice T – O.G. Original Gangster (Sire Records)

The career of Tracy Lauren Marrow pretty much embodies a certain vision of America, with the gangsters facing the cops.
One one side, Ice T is pretty much remembered for the 1991 released ‘OG. Original Gangster’, seen as one of the albums that defined Gangsta Rap or G Rap. Meanwhile, introducing his Heavy Metal Band, Body Count, the year after, he would encounter a heavy controversy after the release of ‘Cop Killer’, which was perceived as a glamorization of killing police officers! He would besides win a Grammy Award for the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group along with lead vocalist Tevin Campbell, fellow rappers Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee and Melle Mel on the conceptual Quincy Jones‘s 1989 produced ‘Back On The Block’…
He’s on the other side remembered for his role as Detective Scotty Appleton on the 1991 seminal Mario Van Peebles directed film ‘New Jack City’ that would be the start of a serious acting career for him, later followed by ‘Ricochet’, ‘Trespass, ‘Surviving The Game’, ‘Johnny Mnemonic’ and ‘Tankgirl’.
An active TV person as well, Ice T is also known as NYPD Detective Odafin Tutuoalaon the NBC police drama ‘Law & Order’ which he’s been portraying since 2000…

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