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Split decision : life stories

Ice-T (Musician) (author.). Spike 1962- (author.). Century, Douglas, (author.).

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." --

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781982148775
  • ISBN: 1982148772
  • ISBN: 9781982148782
  • ISBN: 1982148780
  • ISBN: 9781982148799
  • Physical Description: print
    v, 295 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2022.

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Subject: Ice-T (Musician)
Spike 1962-
Rap musicians United States Biography
Gangsters California Los Angeles Biography
Gangsters Californie Los Angeles Biographies
MUSIC / History & Criticism
Ice-T (Musician)
Rap musicians
California Los Angeles
United States
Rap musicians Biography
Gangs Biography
Genre: Autobiographies.

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  • 23 / 25 copies available at PINES (Show)
  • 2 / 2 copies available at Athens Regional Library System


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      Athens-Clarke County Library
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