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Ice-T to be honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame this month

On February 17., Hollywood will honor the Hip-Hop legend and Law & Order: SVU star with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Variety has reported.

Ice-T, who went from “Cop Killa” to play a TV Cop on Law & Order, reacted to the news with an Instagram post calling it quite the “trip,” — an allusion to the rapper’s troubled past with Hollywood which involves getting arrested.

“When I think back about all the times I was arrested in Hollywood….This is trip,”

Ice-T said in the Instagram post.

A ceremony will be held to mark the event with performances by fellow rapper Chuck D and Dick Wolf. The star, it has been reported, will be close to the stars of other music legends like Herbie Hancock, John Denver, Mama Cass Elliot and Thelonius Monk.

Ice-T shot to fame in the late 1980s and 1990s with songs such as “Cop Killa” and “6 ‘n the Mornin’,” but branched out to TV and film acting in the 2000s with a memorable role in long-running TV Cop Drama Law & Order: Special Victims Units playing Odafin Tutualo. Ice-T has appeared almost 500 times in the show so far.

Ice-T has also featured in many movies like 3000 Miles, Leprechaun in the Hood, Johnny Mnemonic and UglyDolls.

According to the Hollywood Walk of Fame website, Ice-T will be in the company of another rap legend, Public Enemy’s Chuck D, as he gives one of the guest speeches.

Although Ice-T has been better known in recent years for his acting, especially on the long-running police procedural series, he will be honored in the recording category for his influential musical contributions.

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Written by Jamil Johnson