Ice T Net Worth, One of The Highest-Paid Rapper in the World
Ice-T is a stage name of American rapper, Tracy Lauren Marrow. He’s also an actor, record producer, and author.
Ice-T started his career as an underground rapper in the 80s. He signed to “Sire Records” in 1987.
His debut album “Rhyme Pays” was the second hip-hop album that contained explicit content sticker.
Ice-T founded his own record label “Rhyme $yndicate Records”.
He also co-founded “Body Count” a heavy metal band.
Ice T has a huge success in the entertainment industry, both as musician and actor.
He appeared in several films and TV shows too.
His popularity and performances gained him a big amount of net worth.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ice T Net Worth has reached $40 million as of this year.
Ice T Bio, Real Name, Early Years, Education
Ice T real name’s Tracy Lauren Marrow was given by his parent, Alice Marrow, and Solomon.
He was born on February 16, 1958, in Newark, New Jersey.
His father was African-American and his mother was Creole.
When he was 7 years old, Marrow became aware of the racism that his white friends leveled towards black children.
Marrow’s lighter skin got him escaped of the leveling issue.
When he was in the third grade, his mother died of a heart attack. He was later raised by his father as a single parent.
Then, his father died a heart attack when Marrow was 12 years old. Later, Marrow lived with his aunts.
Marrow attended Crenshaw High School after graduated from Palms Junior High.
When he was in high school, he got involved in “Bloods” and “Crips” gangs problem that bother the school system.
Ice T Albums and Music Career
In 1979, Ice T joined the U.S Army for 4 years because he stole things and sold cannabis.
In 1983 after the Army, Ice T returned to South Central to pursue a career as a Hip-Hop musician.
However, he failed because of his involvement in stealing jewels and becoming a pimp in that area.
Ice T had adopted the stage name in 1983, inspired by Iceberg Slim.
He released a rap titled “The Coldest Rap”, in collaboration with fellow rappers under an independent label.
In 1985, a car accident happened to Ice T and he was hospitalized for that.
After he’s healthy enough, he continued to pursue a career as a professional rapper.
Later, Ice T won an open mic competition which was judged by Kurtis Blow.
Finally, Ice T signed to a major label “Sire Records” in 1987. Then, he released his first studio album “Rhyme Pays”.
The debut album of Ice T was certified gold for a big amount of sales.
Then, Ice T released a second album “Power” which was also certified Gold and received good reviews.
Because of controversy, he made from his 1992 album, his next album release got blocked by the label.
Later, Ice T decided to broke with Sire Records and signed to “Priority Records”.
He released that unreleased album “Home Invasion” under the new label.
It peaked at number 9 on Billboard magazine, and at number 14 on the Billboard chart.
He continued to release more rap albums including “VI-Return of the Real” (1996), and “The Seventh Deadly Sin” (1999).
Ice T was on Hiatus from releasing more albums from 1999 to 2005.
In 2006, he released a new album “Gangsta Rap”.
Throughout his music career, he collaborated with several metals and hard rock bands.
Ice T Movies and Acting Career
His debut in acting career happened when he appeared in the film “Breakin’” (1984), and “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo” (1985).
In 1991, he seriously embarked an acting career. Ice T played as a police detective in action thriller film “New Jack City”.
In the same year, he played in another film alongside Denzel Washington in “Richochet”.
In 1993, Ice T starred in a comedy film “Who’s the Man?” played as a drug dealer.
He also appeared on a TV Series “New York Undercover” which brought him an NAACP Image Award in 1996.
Since 2000, Ice T played a fictional role as NYPD Detective Odafin Tutuola on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
In 2006, Ice T has its own reality show “Ice-T Rap School” on VH in which he teaches 8 teens to win a reward.
Ice T Achievements, Awards, Movies, Discography
- Ice T won Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1991 Grammy Awards.
- He won an NAACP Image Awards in 1996 and 2002 because of his appearances in TV series.
- Ice T has released 8 Studio albums, 3 Live albums, 6 compilation albums, and 50 Music videos.
- He has sold over 10 million albums just in America alone.
- In 1992, Ice T and Ice Cube movies “Trespass” was released.
Ice T Wife, Daughter, Personal Life
Ice-T’s girlfriend Adrienne gave birth in 1976. The couple has a daughter named LeTesha.
They both had a daughter when they are still in high school.
In 1984, he met his second girlfriend “Darlene Ortiz” in a film “Breakin’”.
The couple had a son named Ice Tracy Marrow in 1992.
In 2002, Ice T married Nicole “Coco Marie” Austin, a swimsuit model.
They both lived in a penthouse apartment in New Jersey. Then, the couple had a child “Chanel Nicole Marrow”.
Ice T and Coco have their own TV shows.
They both involved in a reality show “Ice Loves Coco” airing from 2011 to 2013.
In 2015, they both hosted a TV show titled “Ice & Coco” which is a syndicated entertainment talk show.
Ice T House, Electric Car, Wealth
Ice T is surely one of the richest artists in America.
He gained his net worth through his musical works and appearances.
He has a bunch of lavish cars including his Bentley Continental GT, Cadillac CTS, and Custom Wide Body Rentech SL55R 2.
In 2017, Ice T put his luxury house located in Hollywood Hills on sale for $9 million that has a retractable-roofed pool.
Ice T is not only a successful rapper and actor, but he’s also quite successful on other ventures such as producing records, writing books, and more.
Most of Ice T net worth is coming from his album sales, his performances, and appearances.
As of this year, Ice T net worth is approximately $40 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.