Rap legend Ice-T is set to star in a new Vh1 reality series, where he teaches young students the fundamentals of Hip-Hop and emceeing.
In Ice-T’s Rap School, the rapper-turned-actor will coach and train a class of seventh and eight graders from New York City’s exclusive York Prep on the basics of becoming an MC.
Ice-T (born Tracy Marrow) will educate the students on a variety of subjects, including learning to rhyme, timing, scratching and break-dancing.
Rap School is geared toward exposing the prep school scholars to Hip-Hop culture, while proving to skeptical parents and faculty that rap can be a positive force.
The show will also concentrate on teaching students how to express themselves through rap, as well as how to find their voices and conquer personal issues such as shyness, speech problems and divorce.
After pressure-packed auditions and recording sessions, the kids’ skills will be put to the test with a final exam: opening up for rap pioneers Public Enemy at the acclaimed B.B. King’s Club in New York City.
No stranger to both the small and silver screens, Ice-T has starred in a multitude of movies and television shows, including New Jack City, Surviving the Game, 3000 Miles to Graceland, and the Hip-Hop classic Breakin’.
Ice T currently has a starring role as Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola on NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Ice-T’s Rap School premieres on Vh1 this September.