People will go to great lengths to protect their homes, especially celebrities who have crazed fans and foes. Ice-T may now be known as Detective Tutuola on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, but way back when he was a gangster rapper who spit rhymes about killing police officers. The actor-rapper is a family man who makes sure that security around his residence is on point, but he recently tweeted that things almost went south because of a delivery guy.
Ice-T, real name Tracy Lauren Marrow, told Amazon that they were thisclose to being down one delivery driver after the man approached the rapper's home. "Message To Amazon: Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries.. Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it," he said. "I almost shot a MF creeping up to my crib last night.... Just sayin."
Dave Clark, the Senior Vice President of Operations at Amazon saw the television star's complaint and responded, "Just sayin…thanks for the suggestion. We MF’ing love you and our drivers. Lots of innovations coming on this and many that already exist to help you track your package and delivery on a map. Thanks for being a customer." A Twitter user didn't appreciate Clark's words and told him, "VPs shouldn't be posting 'MF'ing'. Have some class."
"Hip Hop Alphabet 2" Teaches Kids The ABCs With Rap Icons And Graffiti Art
Cardi B reportedly received the “Hip Hop Alphabet” as a gift at her baby shower for Kulture.
The first edition of the Hip Hop Alphabet was so successful that Post Hill Press couldn’t wait to get Hip Hop Alphabet 2 in the hand of kids everywhere. The children’s book was co-created by author Howie Abrams and artist Kaves, and inside the duo uses graffiti art, as well as classic and contemporary icons, to educate children. The creators blend music and culture to meet kids where they are in order to teach them how to read.
Featured artist and hip-hop legend Ice-T was excited to hear he was included, sharing, “The importance of Rap in today’s culture still remains. Hip-Hop is a culture of its own, created in New York by kids using music, dance and art as a way to find self-importance in a ghetto environment. Although the masses have often tried to discredit rap, to do it well requires a vocabulary, knowledge and an understanding of poetry.”
The rapper adds that artists penning their own rhymes is an art form that is becoming uncommon. “Also, most raps are handwritten by the artist; sadly, another soon to be lost skill. The alphabet is often the first thing you learn as a child. My daughter is three, and she’s been reciting the alphabet for at least a year, usually doing so using the same melody as ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.’ Rap and song are clearly both valuable tools for memorizing and learning. Enjoy Hip Hop Alphabet 2. I’m proud to be ‘I’ for Ice-T!”
A portion of the proceeds from Hip Hop Alphabet 2 book sales will be donated to the Jam Master Jay Foundation for Music, an organization focused on ensuring arts programs are provided to all children.
Snoop Dogg Campaigns For DNA Test To Prove If Prisoner Is Responsible For 1980 Murder
Ice-T has previously come forward on behalf of the convicted murderer, but the victim’s family thinks he’s “misinformed.”
Celebrities are attempting to use their notoriety to help those that they feel have been wronged by the criminal justice system. Snoop Dogg has added his name to that list as he’s campaigning for the District Attorney of Delaware County, Pennsylvania to re-examine the evidence in a 39-year-old case. In 1980, Leroy Evans was 24-years-old when he was convicted of murdering neighborhood “Avon Lady” Emily Leo after 17-year-old Anthony Jones told police that Evans helped him in the crime.
For decades Evans has denied his involvement in the murder and years ago Jones reortedly recanted his original story, admitting to authorities that Evans wasn’t involved. There is a call for new DNA testing to be done in order to prove Evans’ guilt or innocence, and Snoop recently made a video with words of encouragement for the longtime prisoner.
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“Leroy Evans what up it’s your boy Snoop Dogg,” the rapper says. “Keep your head up, that DNA evidence gonna come they for you loved one. Stay strong, I know you waited 39 years but it’s going to come through for you. There is a God, so says Snoop Dogg. Hey, I got love for you in a real way. Let’s go.” Ice-T has also petitioned on behalf of Evans by saying, “Come on DA, you know I’m not a real cop and I just play one on TV, but I think this man, after 39 years in prison, whatever the crime may be, deserves at least to get that DNA test so he can clear himself,” adding “Leroy, you’re in there for 39, man, I can’t even imagine it. Alright? Good luck with this fight man, that’s all I can say.”
Police officer John Kaisner and husband to victim Emily Leo’s niece Theresa believes that if Ice-T read the case files, he wouldn’t be backing the convicted murderer. “He’s not only misinformed, but I don’t even know how he got involved,” said Kaisner. “For a guy that started out making the big living he’s making now by rapping ‘kill cops,’ I have no respect for him anyhow, but he has no basis in this case.”
Kim Kardashian, Ice-T, & Mark Wahlberg To Have True Crime Shows On Oxygen
The network is rolling out new programming.
The obsession with true crime only amplifies as the years go on, and networks are cashing in. The ID Channel is the go-to spot for ’round the clock crime shows, but for years the Oxygen network has been shifting from its Bad Girls Club reputation to true crime programming. Oxygen is upping the ante by picking up several new series, including three produced by Kim Kardashian, Ice-T, and Mark Wahlberg.
“Oxygen is tremendously excited to work with some of the biggest names in the industry on such important projects,” said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President of original programming and development. “This year we’ve increased our original hours by more than 30 percent, and we’ll keep ramping up our programming efforts as more fans flock to the network to experience best-in-class content.” The network also announced what they have in the months to come on Instagram.
“We have some amazing projects in store at @Oxygen and we’re so excited to share them with you,” they wrote. “Swipe to see some of the new and familiar faces we can’t wait to work with!”
The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star is bringing “Kim Kardashian: The Justice Project” produced by Bunim Murray Productions. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show is “inspired by the reality star’s work to grant clemency to Alice Marie Johnson.” It will be a two-hour documentary that “follows Kardashian as she pursues a career in law and works to free other prisoners she believes have been wronged by the justice system.
Mark Wahlberg’s Unrealistic Ideas brings Exploited that highlights the work done by the DeliverFund, an organization that fights sex trafficking in the U.S. Ice-T and the Content Group are set to deliver Framed by the Killer, a show that features stories of crimes that seems to point to one killer, only for investigators to later conclude that the suspect has been framed. Ice-T already works with Oxygen as a host on the show In Ice Cold Blood.
Ice-T Wants DNA Testing To Prove Man Convicted of 1980 Murder Is Innocent
Detective Tutola hopes to persuade the district attorney.
He plays a detective on television and now Ice-T is hoping to put his skills to the test in real life. The “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” actor is one of many celebrities who have lent their voices to fight injustice, including a 1980 murder case where a man named Leroy Evans was found to be responsible. However, the rapper believes that the wrong man is behind bars.
Emily Leo was known as the friendly Chester, Pennsylvania neighborhood “Avon Lady,” but in 1980 she was found beaten to death. Another man who was charged with the murder implicated Evans in the crime claiming that they were accomplices. However, Evans has always maintained his innocence and in the years following their convictions, the man recanted his story that Evans was involved. Investigators haven’t taken the new story into consideration and Evans has sat behind bars for 39 years.
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Evans’ legal team is petitioning the court, asking for a DNA test to prove that the inmate was not involved in the crime. Famous figures have rallied around Evans including Ice-T who created a video pleading with authorities. According to The Blast, Ice-T said, “Come on DA, you know I’m not a real cop and I just play one on TV, but I think this man, after 39 years in prison, whatever the crime may be, deserves at least to get that DNA test so he can clear himself.”
Then the rapper-actor spoke to Evans directly. “Leeroy, you’re in there for 39, man, I can’t even imagine it,” he said. “Alright? Good luck with this fight man, that’s all I can say.” Delaware County D.A. candidate Jack Stollsteimer told YC Daily, “After reviewing the evidence in this case I called on District Attorney Katayoun Copeland to agree to the defense request for DNA testing.” He added, “I’m proud to stand with SVU Detective Tutuola as he joins Leroy Evans in his fight for justice.”
Ice T Says A New Body Count Album Is "In Progress"
Ice T teases new heavy metal album
Ice T recently announced that his metal band Body Count would be making a return, sending out a clip teasing the follow-up album to 2017's Bloodlust.
“Headed back to the Studio today,” Ice penned in a caption. “New BodyCount album in progress. First two songs locked. Hard as F!! We’re going in. #Carnivore @BodyCountBand.”
HipHopDXreports that the title of the new project has been confirmed to be "Carnivore."
Body Count first appeared in 1990, a venture between Ice T and guitarist Ernie C at the time. Since its inception, the group has become pretty well-versed in ruffling feathers. Notably, stirring controversy with their "Cop Killer" track, prompting responses from the likes of President George H.W. Bush at the time.
The heavy metal band made significant waves with Bloodlust with a politically-charged track such as "No Lives Matter" and "Black Hoodie," tackling race relations and police brutality.
“Give me a fucking break," Ice famously uttered at the beginning of the video for the latter. "I’ve been talking about this shit for over 20 years. And now you can kill a motherfucker just because of how he’s dressed. Are you fucking serious?”
The track earned the band a nomination for Best Metal Performance at the 60th Annual Grammys, losing out to Mastodon’s “Sultan’s Curse.”
Ice-T Responds To Topless Family Photo: "May I Ask What’s Your Problem?"
Ice T is not phased by any type of backlash.
Yesterday Ice T shared a picture of his spouse Coco laying in mattress together with his daughter and their canine and it seemingly bought lots of consideration since Coco was topless and the photograph confirmed her nipple. "I get up each morning with three ladies..... lol #TheIceFamily," Ice T captioned the picture. The picture acquired some backlash that Ice T wasn't fully aware of and the rapper-turned-actor took a while to answer tweets relating to the photograph.
One person, who has since deleted their tweet, clearly referred to as out the visibility of Coco's nipple that sparked Ice T in giving them a lesson on the human physique. "Lol…. You’re wanting arduous…. PS.. Women have nipples," he wrote.
Ice T responded to a different Twitter person who was confused in regards to the image - "May I ask what’s your drawback?"
At the top of the day, Ice T does not appear to care what individuals must say about his modern-day household photograph and some customers even love the picture.
"Just learn an article on Facebook in regards to the backlash. Bullshit, personally I see no issues with the image. Beautiful, loving household," one wrote, whereas another added: "Most individuals appear distracted by the nipple, virtually as in the event that they've by no means seen one in actual life. I, nonetheless, see the wonder, peace & love."
Ice-T Shares Photo Of Wife Coco Sleeping Topless In Bed
Ice T snaps a really candid image of his household.
The final we heard from Ice T was when he tried a espresso and bagel for the primary time in his life and introduced the replace on Twitter. "It's not what I anticipated," he mentioned of the milestone second. "Tastes like water, with one other style kicked in later.” Now just some months later Ice T has dropped off an intimate picture from one in every of his mornings the place he woke as much as three women in his mattress - his spouse, daughter and his pooch.
The picture (that may be seen here) reveals Coco's nipple which might be why it obtained pulled from his Instagram. It additionally reveals the couple's daughter, Chanel, cuddled up subsequent to her mother with their canine laying proper above them. "I get up each morning with three women..... lol #TheIceHousehold," he captioned the picture.
Coco and Ice T have been collectively for 18 years now and the "High Rollers" rapper beforehand instructed Howard Stern the story on how he met Coco, which was a arrange by means of buddies.
"I used to be on a film set and I used to be grumpy that day," he explained. "And my boys noticed her — she was on the set working — they usually mentioned, 'Well, this may cheer Ice up. Let's put her over close to him simply so he'll have one thing to do.' And I have been, , one thing to do for [17 or 18] years."
10 Best Hip-Hop Video Game Soundtracks Of All Time
In the realm virtual reality, when most people think the word “score,” they think about points. In whatever format the game was developed, there was undoubtedly a scoring system. A way to accumulate virtual currency, gain power-ups, or literally purchase items. "Score" has another definition in the world music. To score a soundtrack, for example, would mean to produce and arrange music for a specific purpose. Scoring a video game soundtrack is a very important task, although it is vastly overlooked. Everybody who played video games in their childhood can hum at least one video game theme song. For me, the regal horns Starfox’s level in the original Super Smash Bros. comes to mind. Music is a vital piece how players experience games. Flipping through the radio channels while gunning down a rival gang in San Andreas made the experience feel genuine and spontaneous.
The games that featured distinguished hip-hop soundtracks became mainstays in the rap community. To this day, people still discuss the Def Jam video game series, which meshed multi-player melee with rap superstars and dope music. NBA Street Vol. 2 introduced millions kids to classics by Pete Rock & CL Smooth and Lords Of The Underground. Just like in the real world, hip-hop music took the virtual world by storm. The absolute necessity for a great soundtrack to set the backdrop loading and menu screens is even more apparent in sports games. Franchises like Madden and NBA 2K have partnered with artists to curate or create music specifically for their games.
Of course, there has been a multitude games with dope hip-hop soundtracks throughout the years, but these are the best ones. These soundtracks weren’t just thrown together to eliminate the staleness silence. Instead, these soundtracks made the entire gaming experience better, or may have been the best part the gaming experience altogether. From DJ Hero to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, here are the greatest video game soundtracks all time.