Check your coat, bling and beef at the door — Ice T’s public speaking seminar is about to begin. Based on his personal knowledge as the “Original Gangster” and interviews with hip-hop royalty, Ice T’s lessons will work for anyone giving a talk — from keynote speeches to wedding toasts.
If anybody knows how to rock a Toastmasters meeting, it’s a legendary emcee. After consulting with hip-hop pioneers such as Melle Mel, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, KRS One and Dr. Dre, Ice T offers these 10 Rap Rules of Public Speaking.
For further study, see his directorial debut, “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap,” out now, which traces hip-hop’s rise from the streets to the top of the Billboard charts.