Who is Tracy Marrow Jr, Ice-T’s son?
Tracy Marrow Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 23 November 1991 – his zodiac sign is Sagittarius and he holds American nationality. He is a rapper, but perhaps best known for being the son of famous American rapper Ice T.
Mother, early life and education
Tracy was raised in Los Angeles by his father and his mother Darlene Ortiz, who is a singer, rapper and a writer, as she has released her book “Definition of Down: My Life with Ice T & the Birth of Hip Hop”; she writes about her everyday life with Ice T and how they reached the top of their careers, then split after 12 years of being together.
Tracy has a half-sister LaTesha Marrow who was born on 20 March 1976 to Ice T and his then-girlfriend Adrienne, and another half-sister Chanel, born in 2015 to Ice T and his wife Nicole ‘Coco Marie’ Austin, who is a famous swimsuit model.
Tracy attended a local high school at which he was physically active playing football and soccer, then after he matriculated in 2009, he decided not to pursue a college degree, but to find work to be able to support himself financially.
Tracy has been keeping the details of his career away from the spotlight, but it’s known that he joined his father’s heavy metal band Body Count in 2017, and has since been serving as a backing vocal. Some of the first songs in which he can be heard were singles of the album “Bloodlust” such as “No Lives Matter”, “This is Why We Ride” and “Raining in Blood / Postmortem 2017”. He went on to work with his father on songs “Bum-Rush”, “All Love Is Lost” and “The Ski Mask Way”, and by the end of 2017, rumors began circulating the internet that Tracy might launch his solo career, but these turned out to be false.
The band released many more singles featuring Tracy, such as “Bodycount’s In The House”, “Body Motherfucking Count” and “Extreme Discipline” – their latest album was released in 2020 entitled “Carnivore”, and featured Tracy on all its songs such as “The Hate Is Real”, “When I’m Gone” and “Thee Critical Beatdown”.
On 10 October 2012, Tracy was arrested after the police pulled him over in Los Angeles because the music in his vehicle was too loud. After he was told to turn the music down, instead he turned it up, at the same moment when the cops found out that there was a $10,000 warrant on Tracy for speeding – he was thus arrested and booked.
Love life and relationships
Tracy hasn’t talked about any girls he might have dated, but there are rumors circulating the internet that he has become a womanizer, as his father was when he was his age, and that this is the reason why Tracy hasn’t married yet. His fans have stated to have seen him with many women on various occasions, and it is widely believed that he hasn’t been in a single long-term relationship so far. He goes by the name Ice Marrow on Instagram, and has uploaded many pictures featuring his female friends onto his account.
There have also been rumors stating how Tracy might be gay, but it’s believed that these started only to try to ruin his and his father’s reputation.
As of August 2020, Tracy is single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and interests
Tracy is actively training as he has four to five training sessions at the gym each week, and is following a strict diet meaning that he rarely eats fast food and avoids sugar – many of the pictures taken while he’s working out have been uploaded onto his Instagram account, while Tracy has also given his fans advice on what exercises to do and how to do them.
He is a lover of animals and has a pet dog.
His biggest passion is fast cars, many of which he has changed over the years – he usually buys a car, drives it for a year or two before selling it and buying a better one.
He is keen on watching movies in his spare time, and his favorite actor and actress are Vin Diesel and Natalie Portman, while some of his favorite movies are the franchise “The Fast and the Furious”, “XXX” and “V for Vendetta”.
Age and height
Tracy’s age is 28. He has short black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs around 150lbs (68kgs). As of August 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $100,000, while his father’s net worth is reputedly over $40 million.
Who is Ice-T?
Tracy ‘Ice-T’ Lauren Marrow was born in Newark, New Jersey USA, on 16 February 1958 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius and he holds American nationality.
He is a rapper, singer, actor and a writer, who gained recognition after his debut album “Rhyme Pays” came out on 28 July 1987.
Ice-T was raised as an only child in Newark and then in Summit, New Jersey, by his father Solomon who was a mechanic working at the Rapistan Conveyor Company, and his mother Alice who was a housewife. He faced racism for the first time when he was seven years old, but his mother had a way to calm him down by saying how people are stupid, and he shouldn’t worry about it – when he was nine, she died from a heart attack.
When he was 13, his father bought him a bicycle which was then stolen, but Ice-T then stolel bicycle parts and created his own three strange-looking bicycles.
His father died of a heart attack around the same time, and Ice-T was sent to live with his aunt, her husband and their son Earl, who was a huge fan of rock music, and sharing a room with Earl raised Ice-T’s interest in heavy metal music.
Ice-T studied at Palms Junior High before switching to Crenshaw High School because of racism. He had many friends who drank alcohol, used drugs and smoked cigarettes, but Ice-T never used these things, rather preferring to read books written by Robert ‘Iceberg Slim’ Beck – he would recite excerpts to his friends, who then nicknamed him ‘Ice-T’. His singing career was also launched while attending high school, as he formed the band The Precious Few of Crenshaw High School, with Thomas Barnes, Lapekas Mayfield and Ronald Robinson.
At the age of 17 he was receiving Social Security, but as the money wasn’t enough for both him and his pregnant girlfriend, Ice-T sold marijuana and stolen car stereos, before he joined the US Army in 1977.
He stayed in the 25th Infantry Division for around two years, and it was during his sevice that he became interested in hip hop music. In December 1979, Ice-T was discharged from the Army, and went into robbing banks before deciding to focus on music.
He became a DJ playing music at parties, before meeting Willie Strong who at the time worked for Saturn Records – Ice-T was soon signed to Saturn and his debut single “Cold Wind Madness” was released in 1983. After he gained a lot of attention through his debut album, with its songs played in numerous clubs around Los Angeles, he released a new album – “Power” – in 1988 under the label he founded called Rhyme Syndicate.
His third album followed in 1989 entitled “The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech… Just Watch What You Say”, as well as his fourth, “O.G. Original Gangster” in 1991.
In the same year, Ice-T founded the band Body Count, but problems started after he released his song “Cop Killer”, because of which Time Warner Music didn’t want to release his next album “Home Invasion” – the album was eventually released under Priority Records in 1993, and reached #9 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #14 on the Billboard 200 Chart. His two following albums “VI – Return of the Real” and “The Seventh Deadly Sin” were released in 1996 and 1999, respectively.
If the fact that I speak out about BS.. Like Breonna’s murder, Shocks you….. You gotta be new.. pic.twitter.com/8hnTXDPakz
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) September 24, 2020
On 31 October 2006, Ice-T released his rap album “Gangsta Rap”, while his first single in around 10 years entitled “Feds In My Review” came out in July 2019.
Ice-T also launched his acting career in 1983, when he appeared in the documentary movie “Breakin’ ‘n’ Enterin’”, and then played supporting characters in several movies including “Breakin’” and “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo”. He gained recognition after he starred together with Denzel Washington, as the gang leader Odessa in the action crime movie “Ricochet”, while he also played King James in the neo-noir crime thriller film “Trespass”, and the action thriller film “Surviving the Game”.
In 1995, he was in the police drama “New York Undercover” and for his performance won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 1996 – he won the same award in 2002 for his performance in the series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”.
He has also done a bit of voice acting, as he lent his voice to Madd Dogg in the video game “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas”, to Agent Cain in the action game “Sanity: Aiken’s Artifact”, as well as to Aaron Griffin in “Gears of War 3”. There is also the Ice-T character in the episode “Get Schwifty” of the animated comedy series “Rick and Morty”, which was actually voiced by Dan Harmon, the creator of the series.