Ice-T’s Ultra Perm: Throwback Thursday
I really do love Throwback Thursday. It’s my favorite. I found a picture of Ice-T and it made me weep with nostalgia (and because of his hair).
I NEED you all to get into Tracy Lauren Marrow’s (yes that’s his real name) ultra perm and GET YOUR ENTIRE LIFE! He looks like his name is Head Usher Tracy right here, don’t he?
The fact that anyone let Ice-T’s thug cook and flourish when he was walking around with the Church Mother’s roller set though… I appreciate that. His masculinity was NOT threatened because he looked like the head usher in charge of church announcements about the scalp.
Hair was SANCTIFIED like a Psalms reading. I’m here for it. I think my mama had the same style through the 80s. She never missed her weekly appointment at her hair dresser’s. And neither did Ice-Tracy.
WERK, SIR! He got that good perm too. The kind that still holds up after 7.5 weeks and you know since you didn’t have time to make it in early enough on Saturday so you gotta make it work for the next week and a half til your hairdresser can see you and fix your complicated roots. Yes. You know that one. All he had to do to freshen up this style was use about 10 rollers and go to sleep with his chin in his hands. And then when he woke up, he gave it the life it needed with 2 sprays of “Pump It Up” Spritz.
This picture looks like it was in some Black History Month series next to the caption “Led the first church bazaar that actually added to the building fund.”
I love it. In the words of Darrell J. Hunt, you can’t outdo Black people.
Are yall getting what you need from Ice-T perm or is it just me?