Ice-T finds a bond with an unlikely author
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Ice-T finds a bond with an unlikely author

Los Angeles emcee and gangsta rap legend Ice-T has recently developed a friendship with an unlikely award-winning author. The lyricist (real name Tracy Marrow) and his wife, Coco Austin, love horror movies. As such, the West Coast rhymer has managed to bond with the horror legend himself, Stephen King.

On April 29th, Marrow took to Twitter/X to ask fans about their favourite horror movies, hoping for some suggestions. Ice-T unveiled that he and his wife’s favourite horror movie is the 2008 French film MARTYRS.

The film is often named one of the most disturbing movies of all time and focuses on a young, angry woman who is seeking revenge against people who abducted and tortured her as a child.

Asking his followers, Marrow tweeted, “By now you should know that Coco and I are FANS of Extreme Horror movies… I don’t know why it took me soooo long to watch MARTYRS. But that movie is officially SICK. Loved it. What’s your favorite Extreme or Disturbing movie?”

Stephen King replied to the emcee with his own favourites, commenting, “THEY CAME FROM WITHIN and THE BROOD, both early David Cronenberg.” Marrow replied, “When GrandMaster talks…. You gotta listen. RESPECT the OG!!! Mr @StephenKing.” He added, “I bow down.”

Ice-T is an actor himself and once appeared in the beloved Leprechaun comic horror franchise. However, in a recent interview with the New York Times, he unveiled that he doesn’t share SAG-AFTRA’s concerns about artificial intelligence.

Speaking about A.I., Marrow revealed that he felt he could “act forever” thanks to the technology, stating, “I think Ice-T could potentially act forever. I wouldn’t care. I think to say ‘no’ would be selfish. A future AI version of me would be better than me.”

He continued: “I believe it’s coming, and we need to just address it as it comes. There is nothing you can do. One of my favourite quotes from [famed producer] Quincy Jones is, ‘If you want to lose a fight, fight the future.’ If you can’t beat them, join them. I am trying to read as much [as I can] to be involved as it grows.”