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Ice-T is best known for his raps about street life and violence, and his influence on the gangster rap genre.
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The young undiscovered Ice-T is pronounced dead at the scene of violent car collision.
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Ice-T's most recent labor of love is The Peacemaker: L.A. Gang Wars, a reality show on A&E that chronicles the life of gang mediator Malik Spellman. Like the show's star, producer Ice-T is now strongly committed to ending violence in the place he grew up, hoping the word "chance" will mean as much to a younger generation as it did to him when it first inspired him to escape the streets via hip-hop. When talking about his own opportunity,
Ice-T makes no bones about where he would be without music: "I was so programmed into being a hustler that if I hadn't had a chance to rap, I'd either be dead or in jail—or I'd be rich, but I knew the odds were against it."
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