Ice Cube

Ice Cube


O'Shea Jackson Sr., known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor, and filmmaker. His lyrics on N.W.A's 1988 album Straight Outta Compton contributed to gangsta rap's widespread ...

Full Name
O'Shea Jackson
Jun 15, 1969
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Ice Cube, born O'Shea Jackson on June 15, 1969, in Los Angeles, California, is an American rapper, actor and filmmaker. His zodiac sign is Gemini and his ethnicity is African-American. He was raised by Doris Benjamin and Hosea Jackson, who both worked for the UCLA grounds department. As a teenager, Ice Cube developed a passion for hip hop music and began writing raps with his friends in high school.

In 1987, Ice Cube formed the group C.I.A., which eventually evolved into N.W.A., one of the most influential rap groups of all time. The group released their first album “Straight Outta Compton” in 1988 to critical acclaim and commercial success, becoming pioneers of gangsta rap. After leaving N.W.A., Ice Cube started his solo career with the release of his debut album “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted” in 1990 to great success. He went on to release several more albums such as “The Predator” (1992), “Lethal Injection” (1993) and “War & Peace Vol 1” (1998).

Ice Cube has also pursued an acting career throughout his life, starring in films such as “Friday” (1995), “Barbershop” (2002), and “Ride Along” (2014). He has also produced films including “Straight Outta Compton” (2015) and directed music videos for artists such as Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg. In 2019 he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for the song "This Is America" from the film "Black Panther". 

Ice Cube continues to be active in the world of music and entertainment today with new projects always on the horizon.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1969</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Ice Cube is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 15, 1969, Ice Cube was born in South Central Los Angeles.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1986</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Cube Joins N.W.A.</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ice Cube joins the rap group N.W.A., which gains massive success and popularity.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1989</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Solo Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">His debut solo album AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted is released and goes on to become a classic.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Acting Debut in Boyz N The Hood</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ice Cube makes his acting debut playing Doughboy in the film Boyz N The Hood.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Friday Film Franchise Begins</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ice Cube stars in and produces the 1995 comedy Friday, launching the popular film franchise.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Barbershop Film Series Begins</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ice Cube stars in and produces the 2002 comedy Barbershop, launching the popular film series.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Launches Music Label </h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ice Cube launches his own record label, Lench Mob Records.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Pioneer in Hip Hop</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ice Cube is a pioneer in hip hop, helping to create and popularize the West Coast gangsta rap sound that has become an influential part of the genre. He has released classic albums such as "Straight Outta Compton" and "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Versatile Artist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ice Cube is not only an accomplished rapper, but he is also a talented actor, director, screenwriter and producer. He has starred in iconic films like "Friday", "Barbershop" and "Ride Along" as well as created his own production company called Cube Vision.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's an Inspiration </h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ice Cube is an inspiration for many young people. His music often speaks about issues such as racism and injustice, and his lyrics are often seen as empowering for African American youth. He has been praised for using his fame to speak out against inequality and promote positive change.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started His Career as Part of N.W.A</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ice Cube began his career as part of the iconic hip-hop group N.W.A, which also included Dr. Dre and Eazy-E.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> First Solo Album Was a Huge Success</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">His first solo album, "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted" was released in 1990 and reached number two on the Billboard 200 chart.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Became an Actor</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ice Cube has enjoyed a successful acting career, appearing in films such as Boyz n the Hood, Friday, Barbershop and Ride Along.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Wrote the Screenplay for Friday</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1995, Ice Cube wrote the screenplay for the cult classic film Friday and starred in it alongside Chris Tucker.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Started a Clothing Line</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2004, Ice Cube launched a clothing line called Solo by Cube, which features T-shirts, jeans and hats.</p></div>


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