Darlene Ortiz was with Ice T for 17 years, beginning with his early days hustlin' on the streets and his subsequent rise to fame. In Definition of Down: My Life with Ice T & the Birth of Hip Hop, she tells how hip hop started, with intimate glimpses into their daily life and stories about their climb to the top and all the rappers who got their start in those times.
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Great heartfelt story. Darlene is beautiful inside and out. A genuine perspective on the history of hip hop as well as personal and family relationships. I enjoyed the stories about the Comfort Inn, Charmers, the Porshe, fake resume, purple thong, tour hoes and overall history of hip hop. Good story about loyalty and integrity.
I love the book and it was great to understand that Darlene was raised by these two good men and quite frankly I think she came out a 110 percent good strong woman. I see a lot of her on C Hulcombs 5150 Show and I love it. To see how she can keep up with the fellas is a small bit of proof of the woman she has grown to be and I'm sure what we see in the public is a very small picture of who Miss OG Darlene Ortiz really is. They say a real good love only comes around once in life time which is a statement I don't necessarily believe. I really hope she finds real love again.Much love to her and her family, much respect and great book Darlene. You are definitely an accurate definition of being down. True love from your fan Shawn, Peace Love and Happiness to you D.
I enjoyed learning more about Darlene and ice tea. I learned many things that I did not know. She is really the definition of down. Really good book.
Good listen. Wish she had edited out the
mistakes for a smooth listen. Also would have been nice to review the pictures in the book while she talks about how the pic happened. But overall a good listen.👌👍
I've long admired Darlenes' strength courage and beauty, not to mention her cemented place in the history of hiphop, following her story, I was/am so impressed and touched by her ability to weather so many challenges early in her life to become a truly classy and empowered woman, many females of today's generation can admire and learn from her story what it truly means to be committed to your family, you man and your children and still be sexy smart and powerful. 5150 nation supports D 100%!
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