Posted: 11:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013
By Roman Wolfe (@AllHipHopcom)
(AllHipHop News) Hip-Hop star Ice-T will venture into the world of podcasting for the first time in January, with the launch of a new podcast. On January 7, the veteran rapper will launch the "Ice-T: Final Level" podcast with digital agency The Paragon Collective. The "Final Level" show will be co-hosted by long time manager, Mick Benzo of Sirius XM's long running Hip-Hop show Zulu Beatz. The rapper will produce two "Final Level" podcasts each month, that will feature him talking about current affairs, along with special guest interviews from the entertainment world, along with listener call-in's. “Podcasting is a great next step for me and my guy. It’s an uncensored medium, and it’s a direct connection with my fans,” Ice-T told AllHipHop.com. "Mick Benzo and I can explore any topic we’re interested in without restrictions, from video games to philosophy to rap and rock. And I also don’t have to leave my crib." The first episode of the "Final Level" podcast features Ice-T discussing his experiences with fans who cannot separate his rap persona from his character on "Law & Order: SVU," which is now in its 15th season. “We believe Ice has one of the most earnest and distinct voices in the entertainment industry. Whether he’s rapping, acting or talking about the First Amendment, his fans appreciate what he has to say and what he stands for,” a rep for Paragon added, noting that the show already attracted sponsors like Squarespace and NatureBox, to ensure the show remains free to listeners. The "Ice-T: Final Level" podcast will be available via his website and iTunes starting on Tuesday, January 7th.