Veteran gangsta rappa Ice T, who has transformed himself into a semi-respected TV actor, is in the mixing stages of an album he has been recording with Smooth the Hustler and has another music project lined up for after that. SMG (Sex, Money, and Guns) is a group put together by the Ice man along with Smoothís brother Trigger, Mark Live, Noreaga, and members of Mobb Deep. Ice T will also produce the SMG's as-yet-untitled hardcore rap album. According to Allstarnews.com, the rapper also has another project lined up called Perverted Sex Cult, a goth/industrial group which he describes as ìreal dark, scary stripper music.î The Perverted Sex Cult features Ice T, Ernie C, and ìsome techno cats.î T will shop both of these projects around with hopes of securing a release in 2003.
The rapper/rocker/actor (in that order), will embark on another adventure this year when he will plop his hip-hop ass in a directorís chair for an indie film based on one of the several screen plays he has written. He will also host an upcoming TLC original series called Beyond Tough, which premieres on September 18 at 10:00pm ET.