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The Original Gangsta': Ice T, Milz, Jeff Spec, ZES NOMIS

Fri. September 22nd 2006 9:00pm Element (No Minors) 9:00pm
Tickets at: Lyle's, Complex, Ditch Records & Cds,, Strathcona Hotel
Although one of West Coast rap's leading figures, Tracy Morrow was actually born in Newark, New Jersey. When his parents died in a motor vehicle accident while he was a young child, he went to live with relatives in South Los Angeles' (more often referred to as South Central) Crenshaw district, he quickly became infatuated with the ways of "ghetto street life" and eventually even joined in with one of the many sets of the infamous street gang, the Crips, as an affiliate of the West Side Rollin 30s Original Harlem Crips.
Morrow attended Crenshaw High School, where he would become obsessed with rap, often reciting rhymes for classmates. After leaving high school, he joined the U.S. Army. He has stated he did not enjoy the experience, explaining, "I didn't like total submission to a leader other than myself." [1]
He was previously in a relationship with Darlene Ortiz who was featured on the covers of his early albums. During that relationship that broke up in 2002, they had one child together who goes by the name of Tracy Marrow, Jr. In 2004, he married model Nicole 'Coco' Austin.

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Ice T

Ice-T Biography: Ice-T (born Tracy Morrow) has proven to be one of hip-hop's most articulate and intelligent stars, as well as one of its most frustrating. At his best, the rapper has written some of the best portraits of ghetto life and gangsters, as well as some of the best social commentary hip-hop has produced. Just as often, he can slip into ... more info

Jeff Spec

Jeff Spec is an established native of the Victoria/Vancouver area who has been releasing self duplicated, limited edition independent albums since 1997,recording since 1995, and performing since 1991/1992. At 21 years old, he is easily the youngest City Planner, but makes up for in prolificity what he lacks in age; although his main trade is MC... more info


ZES NOMIS has been terrin the UP COAST scene for the last few years by battleing show rockin and CD slangin all accross this mothafu%@n country. He has slayed the mic along sides of Acey Alone ,Abstract Rude ,KillaKella , Matt Tha Alien , Fourth World ,Moka Only , Kirby Dominant ,Jeru Tha Damaja,Young Kahzualty ,Abra Kidabra ,Kia Kiadiry , DJ Short... more info
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