Tracy Lauren Marrow, known professionally as Ice-T, is an American rapper, singer, and actor. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, and moved to the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles. After graduating from high school, he served in the ‘United States Army’ for four years. Before he made it big, he survived on the streets, selling stolen car stereos, peddling drugs, and pimping. But he wanted to straighten out his life and music was his savior. Eventually, his music career picked up and he was signed to ‘Sire Records.’ He then released his debut album ‘Rhyme Pays.’ Soon, he founded the record label ‘Rhyme Syndicate Records.’ He co-founded the heavy metal band ‘Body Count,’ which he introduced in his album ‘O.G.’ When he got embroiled in a controversy over his track ‘Cop Killer,’ which glorified the killings of police officers, ‘Warner Bros. Records’ became uncomfortable and parted ways with him amicably. His later albums were not successful. He has been active on television and has been portraying the fictional detective ‘Odafin Tutuola’ in the long-running series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.’ He has also performed on the big screen, mostly appearing as police officers or gangsters.