Charles Bronson could feature in an anti-knife crime music video if he is released from prison.
Rapper Ice T 21 got quite the surprise when the most dangerous prisoner in Britain – who has been in prison for nearly 50 years – reached out to him on the phone.
Ice T 21, real name Thomas Cseve, 39, was sent a video message by Bronson’s long-lost son, paparazzi photographer George Bamby.
They have big plans together for if Bronson is released following his public parole hearing, which began on March 6.
The Tik Tok musician wants to tour schools with his anti-knife crime message and could even include videos from Bronson from inside prison in his lectures to teenagers.
Charles Bronson (seen on March 8) was the second prisoner in UK legal history to have his parole hearing held in public after the rules changed last year
The rapper told MailOnline that he was planning to include Bronson in his next music video and in videos he shows teenagers in anti-knife crime lectures
In the message from Bronson, which was sent before his public parole hearings earlier in March, the violent offender instructs son George Bamby to set up ‘a meet’.
‘You know this Ice T geezer, he’s a good man mate,’ Bronson says.
‘I’ve got a lot of time for that geezer. Do me a favour George, hopefully I am going to be out this year. Got me jam roll [parole] coming up next month.
‘Make a meet with me and Ice T. Us three. Nice cup of coffee somewhere. Because I think I could do a rap with him, you know.’
Bronson – who has previously said that the first thing he would do if he got out of prison would be to have a ‘proper double bubble fry up’ – said he wanted to get involved with Ice T 21’s campaign.
‘And I heard he’s doing something with the knife crime. I’ll have a bit of that all day long.
‘Give him my respects and we’ll do it together as soon as I get out. A nice little project that. Adios amigo.’
Bronson said he wanted to get involved with Ice T 21’s campaign and called him a ‘good man’ in a phone call with his son, George Bamby
The rapper, who is currently on tour in Hungary, said he didn’t believe it was Charles Bronson until he watched the Channel 4 documentary
He has recently rereleased a song about knife crime, which was called Broken World and has now been renamed Time To Change
Ice T 21, who is currently on tour in Hungary, where he has a holiday home, told MailOnline he’d known George Bamby for a few years online but was very surprised when he received the video from Bronson.
‘I’ve known George through Facebook for a few years. He’s interviewed a lot of my celebrity friends and stuff and had stories with my friends.
‘My sister got locked inside college because it was a knife crime incident, so I re-released a song called Time To Change about anti-knife crime.
‘George had seen it and probably a week after releasing the track George sent me a message, he’s got my telephone number as well, saying his dad would like to work with me.’
Any partnership would have to be 50:50, the Tik Tok rapper said, and he said he would listen to other’s opinions on working with Bronson
The rapper, who has hundreds of thousands of Tik Tok fans, said he didn’t believe that it was Charles Bronson to begin with.
‘I didn’t know, I knew George and who George is, but I didn’t know if the video was real of Charles Bronson when I questioned it, until I saw his documentary two-part series on Channel 4.’
He is willing to work with Bronson, who was sentenced to life in 2000 after taking prison teacher Phil Daniels hostage at spearpoint for more than 40 hours.
‘I think it could work. I definitely believe it could work because, as I say, I do believe people can change.
‘I think it could give a different spin on things because people would listen to me through my music and some of the experiences, but I haven’t had the experiences where he has.
‘We want someone who that has a better insight into these sorts of things and Charlie Bronson would, people would listen to him if he was to do something, on a song, or if we were to do a different project together.
Bronson told George Bamby to arrange a coffee with the rapper, who he said he ‘has a lot of time for’
Paparazzi photographer George Bamby-Salvador (right) discovered that he was the son of Bronson (left) after a phone call in 2017. A DNA test shown on national television confirmed the relationship
‘They would listen to him just as much as they would listen to me on a different level.’
But Ice T 21 said it would have to be a 50:50 partnership and that he would have a meeting with Bronson before starting any projects to make sure he ‘maintained my own voice’.
Long criminal history of ‘Britain’s most violent prisoner’
1974: Bronson’s first conviction aged 22. He was jailed for seven years for robbery, aggravated burglary, assault with intent to rob and possession of a firearm.
He was convicted for numerous assaults behind bars in 1975, 1978 and 1985, leading to his sentence being extended.
1987: He was released from prison at the age of 34.
1988: After 69 days he was back in prison, sentenced for seven years for robbery at a jewellers’ shop.
1992: He was released but weeks later was jailed for eight years for intent to rob.
He has been behind bars since then for violent offences committed while in custody.
1994: He was given seven years for false imprisonment and blackmail, then in 1997 he took a deputy prison governor, staff and three inmates hostage for which he received five years.
1999: He took an art teacher hostage for three days and was given a life sentence with a minimum term of three years which expired in 2003.
2014: He was further sentenced to three years for assaulting a prison governor.
The Tik Tok rapper said if Bronson’s victims were upset by the collaboration that he would take their opinions into account but he ‘has to give everyone a chance’.
‘I would always listen to what other people have got to say and listen to their opinion before I make a decision on what would be the right thing to do.
‘Because I think, obviously he has got victims as I have seen as well through the Channel 4 two-part series and I understand how he can change in an instant. But I have to give everyone a chance.
‘I believe everybody can change but I would have to have a meeting to know which way I would like to go about this with him.’
The rapper has been devising plans for if Bronson’s parole hearing does not lead to his release.
‘I think it would be better if he went to an open prison first, but that’s only my opinion, because it would be hard for him to go straight into society after being in prison for that many years.
‘Me personally, I don’t think he will be released, but I have already spoken to his son about if he isn’t released, what that could look like as well.’
The public could see Bronson in his next music video or even in anti-violence talks in schools, the Tik Tok musician said.
‘My plan for that is if he goes to an open prison or whatever prison he is, because I am hoping to do tours, because I was meant to do it around schools, either this year or the beginning of next year.
‘He could send updated messages on why people shouldn’t be doing what they’re doing, he could send me a video on Skype to be put into a music video that I am planning.
‘So that’s how I would see that working if he was still in prison.’
Bronson – whose real name is Michael Peterson – has previously been diagnosed with anti-social personality disorder.
Once dubbed one of Britain’s most violent offenders, Bronson has spent most of the past 48 years behind bars, apart from two brief periods of freedom during which he reoffended, for a string of thefts, firearms and violent offences, including 11 hostage takings in nine different sieges.
Victims included governors, doctors, staff and, on one occasion, his own solicitor.
In total, Bronson has taken hostages in ten prison sieges and attacked at least 20 prison officers
He was handed a discretionary life sentence with a minimum term of four years in 2000 for taking a prison teacher at HMP Hull hostage for 44 hours.
Since then, the Parole Board has repeatedly refused to direct his release.
Bronson – who changed his surname to Salvador in 2014 – was the second inmate in UK legal history to have his case heard in public after rules changed last year in a bid to remove the secrecy around the process.
The third and final day of the proceedings took place behind closed doors on March 10 so confidential details could be discussed and a decision is due soon.
At the first hearing on Monday, he told the panel he had ‘eaten more porridge than Goldilocks and the three bears, and I’m sick of it’.
‘I’ve had enough and I want to go home,’ Bronson said.
‘Of the 50 years I have been in prison I have probably deserved a good 35 of it, because I have been very naughty.
Bronson has repeatedly had years added onto his sentences due to violence behind bars. He’s seen here leaving the High Court in London on May 3, 2001
Bronson memorably described the notorious Kray twins as ‘the best two guys I’ve ever met’ after meeting them in prison
The notorious prisoner, 70, was jailed for seven years in 1974 after being convicted of armed robbery and was finally given a life sentence for kidnapping teacher Phil Danielson in 1999
George Bamby, a paparazzi photographer who didn’t know Bronson was his father while growing up, has been campaigning for his release for several years
‘Not naughty-naughty but just naughty. I have had 11 hostages. I am not proud of it but I am not ashamed of it.’
He told how he had slept in ‘cages’ and ‘boxes’, and spent ’40 years of my life in solitary’, and having said in the past prison wings were ‘cold, empty and f****** brutal’, now things were much more comfortable.
But he insisted: ‘I don’t want my cell to be a furnished bedsit … unfortunately prison today is full of fairies.’
Describing himself as a ‘retired prison activist’, Bronson begged the panel to release him for the sake of his 95-year-old mother, Eira, whose ‘dream’ he said was to see her son out ‘making a good honest living with my art’.
Bronson told the hearing he discovered art when a kindly prison officer at HMP Wakefield gave him pencils and paper.
He said he now donates pieces to charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support, which then auction the art for up to £2,000.
He added: ‘I am so proud of what I have done for Macmillan.’ Bronson also revealed he had been betting on football matches from prison for almost 50 years – and even won £1,500 from gambling last year.
He also told the panel that his signature round sunglasses were necessary as his eyes had been damaged by darkness during solitary confinement.
He admitted that he had enjoyed violence, but insisted he had mellowed.
‘I was born to have a rumble and lived to have a rumble,’ he confessed to the panel.
Describing one fight with prison officers, Bronson told the panel: ‘I took half a tub of Lurpak with me, stripped off and had the rumble of my life. It was f****** brilliant.’
He added: ‘But I am 70 now, it can be a bit embarrassing for someone of my age to be like that. You have to grow up sooner or later. There will be no more rumbles,’ he promised.