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Iceberg Slim


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.

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Full Name Iceberg Slim
Died April 28, 1992, Culver City, California, United States
Profession Procuring, Author
Education Tuskegee University
Nationality American
Spouse Diane Millman Beck
Children Misty Beck, Camille Beck, Melody Beck
Parents Mary Brown Beck

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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

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Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp 2012 Documentary Himself
Without Walls 1994 TV Series documentary Himself

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