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Rapper Ice-T to visit UMass Boston

Posted by Patrick Rosso  March 4, 2013 09:25 AM

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Musician and actor Ice-T will be talking with students at the University of Massachusetts Boston this week.

On Wednesday the 55-year-old Grammy Award-winning rapper will make a stop at the school’s Dorchester campus to talk about overcoming the impossible, the school said.

The New Jersey native, who currently stars on the hit TV show "Law & Order: SVU," was orphaned at a young age and briefly fell in with gangs while growing up in Los Angeles.

Ice-T, as part of his lecture series, has visited schools, churches, and libraries across the country to talk with youth about achieving their dreams.

Ice-T, along with his wife, also stars in the TV show ‘‘Ice Loves Coco.’’

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