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Posted by TSUE on May 7, 2008


LOS ANGELES, CA (May 7th, 2008)
– Principal photography has begun on the documentary about the legendary pimp and writer, Iceberg Slim. The documentary, which is being produced by Ice T, Jorge Hinojosa, and David Naylor, will explore the fascinating and turbulent life of Iceberg Slim.

“Iceberg Slim has been one of the most influential people in Black culture. Few people know the story behind the man and it’s time that story is told. That’s why I am making this documentary.” – Ice-T


Iceberg Slim (1918-1992) was the first black author to write about the dynamics of inner-city street life. Drawing on his 35+ year involvement in pimping and crime, Iceberg Slim fascinated his audiences with gritty tales of pimps, hookers, johns and drug dealers.

Born in Chicago near the end of World War I, Iceberg started pimping at the early age of 18 and was extremely successful but not immune to the perils of street life. Drug addiction, multiple run-in’s with the law, and 7 years of incarceration for various offenses were par for the course.

At the age of 55, Iceberg gave up his illicit lifestyle and moved to California to reconcile with his ailing mother. It was then that he began documenting his first-hand knowledge of living as a pimp and hustler through a series of groundbreaking books.


For press inquiries: contact Tammy Brook at FYI Public Relations 212 586 2240 | tammy@fyipr.com


Iceberg Slim Books

Pimp (1967)

Trick Baby Pimp (1967)mama black widow,

Mama Black Widow (1969)

The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim (1971)

Death Wish (1977)

Long White Con Pimp (1977)

Airtight Willie and Me (1979)


Filmmaker Bios

Ice-T (Producer) initially gained prominence as a music artist releasing a series of ground breaking rap and rock records. Ice has acted in many feature films and is currently in his eighth season starring in NBC’s Law & Order Special Victims Unit.

JORGE HINOJOSA (Producer) is Ice-T’s longtime manager.

DAVID NAYLOR (Producer) owns the production house DNA and is a well-known producer of music videos and TV commercials (Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Justin Timberlake, Target, Coca-Cola, The Gap, etc.).   

For more info or inquires: Icebergfilm@gmail.com




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