AMM Non Profit Spotlight: Male Awareness Foundation

“I make an effort to keep it as real as I possibly can.” Ice T

Veteran rapper turned actor, Ice T was known for his cutting lyrics about his harsh upbringing in California. His mother died of a heart attack when he was in third grade. He was then raised by his father for four years, with help from a housekeeper, but when he turned 12 years old, Ice-T’s father, Solomon died of a heart attack. These events led him to look at his health, and other men like him.

While Ice-T and fellow MC, Chubb Rock never collaborated as emcees, the two Hip Hop artists are launching a foundation together, thier Male Awareness Foundation was founded by Ice and Chubb, along with veteran music manager Mickey Bentson, his wife, Toya Bentson and Dr. Annie Ford.

The foundation promotes health through cancer screenings, specifically testicular, colon, pancreatic, oral and other forms of the disease. “A lot of issues can be addressed with early detection. Our mission is to encourage everyone to get screened on a regular basis.” said Male Awareness Foundation Co-Founder Mickey Bentson said.