Black Ice
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Black Ice

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Band Spoken Word Comedy


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- Live 8 concert in Philadelphia

- BET (Rap City the Basement and 106th & Park)

- NBC (Showtime at the Apollo)

- HBOs Def Poetry Jam (5 consecutive seasons)

- 2003 Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event

- Toured with multi-platinum Artist Musiq

- Appears on releases by Pete Rock, Method Man and Fabolous



Before poetry was big business there was Lamar Manson, known throughout the spoken word community as Black Ice. Black Ice is a prolific artist, who bridges the gap between hip-hop and poetry. Black Ice has lent his genius to the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia, and has made TV appearances on BET, NBC, VH1 & HBO starring in five consecutive seasons of HBOs Def Poetry Jam. He was also cast as a lead member in The Tony Award Winning Def Poetry on Broadway. Black Ices talents are also showcased on releases by Pete Rock, Method Man and Fabolous. He received the Hip-Hop Quotable from Source Magazine was hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as the best thing on Method Mans 2004 release, Tical 0: the Prequel. But the works that more closely define Black Ices vision are those where he uses his craft to uplift the masses and stimulate social change.