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Rapper and Actor Ice-T.

Rapper and actor Ice-T...one of the most popular of the "gangsta" rappers. Although he does not often get his songs played on the radio, all five of his albums have gone gold. Greg Knot of The Chicago Tribune has written that "Ice-T is that rare gangster rapper who leads with his brain instead of his gun or his crotch." Ice-T's 1992 song "Cop Killer," landed him at the center of a controversy about gangsta rap--is it a legitimate form of expression or is it incendiary hate-mongering. Ice-T has also starred in films "New Jack City," "Trespass," and "Ricochet." He's written a new book called "The Ice Opinion" (St. Martin's Press). In it he offers his opinions on such topics as racism, drugs, poverty, the L.A. riots. His latest album is "Home Invasion," and he's co-starring in the new film "Surviving the Game." (REBROADCAST from 2/15/94).

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