General comments about celebrities and their lifestyles
I just watched a commercial with 'Ice Tea', I think it was for 'Ice Shield' auto protection.
But seeing him in commercial after all these years just got me to thinking and that thought is...
It's ironic that the celebrities that started off the most 'Hardcore', like in rap or dirty comedy or Hard Rock, have actually stayed out of trouble as they matured, more so than celebrities we considered 'soft' like 'Bill Cosby' and others.
Eddie Murphy brought out same issue when he appeared on SNL for reunion show.
It just seems all the sophisticated celebs are the ones in legal trouble now, not the raw and raunchy ones like Ice Tea or Snoop Dog or Ice Cube, Dre and so forth.
I mean I'm sure it's very hard for younger people to ever imagine that lovable Ice T actually started off as a hardcore rapper who had real life associations with gangs, back in the day.
I mean look how far Ice T has come.
I'm actually proud of the guy, he's done way more with his life than I've done with mine, that's for sure, now he's an established Hollywood actor, TV actor, and does commercials. I mean his career could of gone either way, but he stayed smart.
And he has longevity in the 'game' way longer than most, even longer than Snoop Dog.
Ice T, in fact, is probably the longest lasting 1980's rapper to still be relevant today, as in still commercially viable, still able to push brands with his name recognition.
Now that's branding, but he did it all when young and on fire.
People should take note of that.
Cause what you do when young will either carry you through life or bury in life.