Hip-hop couple and reality TV stars, Ice-T and Coco, have just added a new title to their resumes — published authors.
The couple, who star together in the E! reality show “Ice Loves Coco”, recently dropped new books — the rapper dropping Kings of Vice, an “urban fiction” which serves as his second; and the “erotic mystery” titled Angel, Coco’s first.
Ice and Coco tells the New York Daily News they both phoned in their books to their co-authors.
Coco with writer Laura Hayden, and Ice with Mal Radcliff.
“What the publisher did was assign me someone who really knew me,” Coco explained. “There were numerous phone conversations. I relayed it chapter by chapter. I just talked forever.”
“You write your outline and you work back and forth with the ideas and stuff,” adds Ice. “Marish [Coco] said she could never write a book. I told her it was the same as with a record. You just get with the right producer.”
Coco’s book idea came from a dream. She got with Hayden, and they turned it into a story.
“Mine came to me in a dream,” Coco told the paper. “I always have crazy dreams. I wake up and tell my husband these amazing stories, but sometimes I just don’t want to wake up.”
In her book, the main character Angel is rescued from a plane crash in the Hudson River. She comes to in the hospital with no memory, but gifted with the supernatural ability to channel men’s desires. That ability to shape-shift into Carnality Inc. gives her the chops to solve a murder.
Ice’s book, on the other hand, is a “The Warriors”-inspired story, which he has been trying to put together for some time. It stars deposed gang leader Crush, who must exact revenge against a former partner.
“I wrote in a way that Crush’s story can go on,” Ice revealed. “I’ve already started on the second one.”