Best known while an writer of gritty stories of street existence and hustling, Iceberg Slim (Robert Beck) sold more than six mil copies of his books, typically the most popular getting Pimp: THE STORYPLOT of MY ENTIRE LIFE. Since many writers before him got seen match to record and discharge spoken phrase albums, Slim implemented fit in 1976 with Reflections, which discovered him reciting his lurid vignettes over suitably funky support from the Crimson Holloway Quartet. The street-tough pimp persona projected by Slim demonstrated highly important to hip-hop, specifically two performers who paid tribute to him through their very own brands, Ice-T and Glaciers Cube. Slim passed on in 1992 at age 73.
|1||Had an IQ of 175 and was a self-taught writer.|
|2||His pseudonym, Iceberg Slim, inspired the stage names of hip-hop emcees Ice-T and Ice Cube.|
|Trick Baby||1972||novel - as Iceberg Slim|
|Black Journal||1971||TV Series||Himself|
|Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp||2012||Documentary||Himself|
|Without Walls||1994||TV Series documentary||Himself|
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