How did Ice-T get their name?
Ice-T was born Tracy Lauren Marrow.
Marrow moved to the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles when he was in the eighth grade. During high school, gangs began to intensify in the Los Angeles school system. Students who belonged to the Bloods and Crips gangs attended Crenshaw, and fought in the school's hallways. Marrow, while never an actual gang member, was more affiliated with the Crips, and began reading the novels of Iceberg Slim, which he memorized and recited to his friends, who enjoyed hearing the excerpts and told him, "Yo, kick some more of that by Ice, T," and the handle stuck.