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Author Ice-T (Musician), author.

Title Split decision : life stories / Ice-T and Spike and Douglas Century.

Publication Info. New York : Gallery Books, 2022.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  782.421649 Ic2Bi 2022    ---  Available
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Edition First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Description v, 295 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Don't hate the playa -- Cold wind madness -- 6 'n the mornin' -- The syndicate -- High rollers -- New Jack hustler -- Body count -- The fall -- Bowels of the devil -- The weight -- My mother's son -- A lick for my life -- Epilogue: Split decision.
Summary "Ice-T rose to fame in the late 1980s, earning acclaim for his music before going on to capture television audiences as Odafin "Fin" Tutuola in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit​. But it could have gone much differently. In this gripping and candid memoir, Ice-T and Spike, his former crime partner--collaborating with New York Times bestselling author Douglas Century--relate the shocking stories of their shared pasts, and how just a handful of decisions led to their incredibly different lives. Both grew up in violent, gang-controlled Los Angeles neighborhoods and worked together to orchestrate a series of jewelry heists in LA and across the US. But while Ice-T was discovered rapping in a club and got his first record deal, Spike was caught for a jewel robbery and did three years in prison. As his music career began to take off, Ice made the decision to leave the criminal life; Spike continued to plan increasingly ingenious and risky jewel heists. And in 1992, after one of Spike's robberies ended tragically, he was sentenced to thirty-five years to life. While he sat behind bars, he watched his former partner rise to fame in music, movies, and television. Harrowing, timely, and thoughtful, two men with two very different lives reveal how their paths might have very well been reversed if they made different choices. All it took was a Split Decision." --
"Award-winning actor, rapper, and producer Ice-T unveils a compelling and astonishing memoir of his early life robbing jewelry stores until he found fame and fortune-while a handful of bad choices sent his former crime partner down an incredibly different path"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Ice-T (Musician)
Spike, 1962-
Rap musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Gangsters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
Ice-T (Musician) (OCoLC)fst00300268
Gangsters. (OCoLC)fst00937713
Rap musicians. (OCoLC)fst01089960
California -- Los Angeles. (OCoLC)fst01204540
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Added Author Spike, 1962- author.
Century, Douglas, author.
ISBN 9781982148775 hardcover
1982148772 hardcover
9781982148782 trade paperback
1982148780 trade paperback
9781982148799 electronic book

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