When he isn’t looking at forensics and solving crimes on television shows, Ice-T is giving motivational speeches to students.
On Wednesday, the rapper will be the featured guest at UMass Boston and is expected to talk about “overcoming the impossible.”
The “live and uncensored” discussion will focus on the Grammy Award-winning performer’s upbringing on the streets of Los Angeles, and how he went from a gang-affiliated lifestyle to music mogul, and, eventually, a television and movie star.
The hour-long event is free and was put together by UMass Boston’s Student Arts and Events Council.
According to the event’s website, “through his music, his books, and his lecture tours of America’s prisons, high schools, libraries, and colleges, Ice-T has become an influential spokesman for America’s youth, regardless of color.”
Ice-T, whose real name is Tracy Marrow, recently put out a new album, and has waged war against people in the blog-o-sphere who spread rumors that aren’t true. Although he has yet to post any comments on his official website, Ice-T has a section that fires back at those who stir the pot unnecessarily called “Blog Attack.”
“A lot of people think they can talk sh** and get away with it. Not anymore,” according to Ice-T’s blog-battling section on his site. “Please…feel free to go to these blogs and give them hell.”
No word on whether the “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star will be traveling with reality show costar and wife Coco to the event on Wednesday.