Television actor and rapper Ice-T is coming to UMass Boston on March 6 to speak to students about overcoming the impossible.
This live and uncensored talk will take place from 3-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. Admission is free.
Born in New Jersey, Ice-T learned the art of survival quickly. An only child whose parents died when he was very young, he became involved in Los Angeles gangs before spending four years in the Army. His first break came when the producers of the film Breakin' asked him to rap in the movie. He went on to become rap music's original gangster, receiving a Grammy Award and being voted Best Male Rapper in Rolling Stone's 1992 Readers' Poll.
He has starred in movies like New Jack City, Ricochet, Trespass, and Johnny Mnemonic. Ice-T currently stars in NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola. He also has his own reality show Ice Loves Coco with his wife Coco for the E! Network.
As an artist, his reach has crossed from music into film and television, and interactive media. Through his music, his books, and his lecture tours of America’s prisons, high schools, libraries, and colleges, Ice-T has become an influential spokesman for America’s youth, regardless of color.
See a flyer for the event here.
Posted by ernest washington, jr. | March 05, 2013 - 4:20 p.m.
With Ice-T being in the military I wonder what his perspective is on the 1% of America’s population (30% are Black, brown, and female) who defend the other 99% and what was his experience as an African American in the U.S. Army.
Posted by James Capobianco | February 27, 2013 - 11:23 a.m.
Sounds great we all have to overcome. I try to be there.