American rapper, actor, and author Ice-T (birth name Tracy Marrow) was born February 16, 1958, in Newark, New Jersey, USA. After leaving the Army, he began his long career of recording raps for various studios on 12-inch singles. He finally landed a deal with a major label Sire Records. When label founder and president Seymour Stein heard his demo, he said, "He sounds like Bob Dylan". In 1987, he released his breakthrough debut album, Rhyme Pays, which peaked at number 93 on the Billboard 200 music chart and number 26 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums, and also was certified gold by the RIAA. This album also produced the number one hit single, "6 in the Mornin'". And now, you may download this album by Ice-T in mp3 from our site. This album also was supported by DJ Evil E, DJ Aladdin and producer Afrika Islam, who helped create the mainly party-oriented sound. As an actor, he is perhaps best known for his portrayal of NYPD Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola on the NBC police drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.