Ice Cube
American rapper
Ice Cube
O'Shea Jackson, better known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, screenwriter, film producer, and director. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined N.W. A (Niggas With Attitudes). After leaving N.W. A in December 1989, he built a successful solo career in music, and also as a writer, director, actor and producer in cinema.
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'Fist Fight' director Richie Keen draws from his Highland Park roots
Chicago Times - 1 day
Unofficially, it was Highland Park night recently at the ShowPlace Icon Theatre in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood. On one screen was "The Space Between Us," written by Allan Loeb, Highland Park High School Class of '87. On another was a sneak preview of "Fist Fight" starring Ice Cube and Charlie...
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Review: Ice Cube and Charlie Day Face Off in ‘Fist Fight’
NYTimes - 6 days
It’s the last day of school, and two teachers are getting ready to rumble in this comedy directed by Richie Keen.
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Charlie Day and Ice Cube tangle in overzealous comedy 'Fist Fight'
LATimes - 6 days
The high school-set comedy “Fist Fight” really revs up those three Rs: rowdy, raunchy and ridiculous. For much of its fast-paced running time, the film, which involves an after-school fight between two polar-opposite teachers, is just amusing enough to make up for its sheer preposterousness; it...
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Zaki's Review: <i>xXx: Return of Xander Cage</i>
Huffington Post - about 1 month
In today's age of studios looking to turn any dormant IP into a chance for synergized, sequelized glory, I suppose it was inevitable that we'd circle back around to xXx. For those of you too young to remember back to fifteen years, this franchise had its first go from Sony during the summer of '02 as star Vin Diesel's follow-up to his first (and at the time only) Fast &amp; Furious installment. Starring Diesel as extreme sports enthusiast/secret agent Xander Cage, xXx was such a clumsy assemblage of boardroom-concocted "cool" and "edgy" cliches that I referred to it at the time as "Poochie: The Movie." Though it did well enough at the global till to warrant a follow-up, Diesel bolted in favor of 2004's The Chronicles of Riddick. And while Sony tried to keep the fires lit via 2005's xXx: State of the Union (with Ice Cube in the lead), it didn't land with audiences, which would presumably have been the end, were it not for the sustained success of Universal's Furious franchise (which h ...
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How To Stop Bleeding From A Shaving Cut
Huffington Post - about 1 month
By Adam Hurly for GQ. Keep calm and carry chapstick. Whether you’re a five-blade shaving master or a novice taking care of some wiry chin hairs, chances are you’re still going to slip up and nick yourself every now and then. Sometimes it’s the result of a small bump on the skin or an ingrown hair. Other times, it’s just the universe telling you that you’re moving too fast. Regardless, shaving cuts are gonna happen, and no one wants to stride into the office with an open wound. RELATED: What You Need to Get the Best Shave Ever Every man alive has tried the toilet paper method — you know, using a tiny bit of TP to block the blood flow until it clots. While smart in concept (and MacGyver-esque in execution), it’s not something we wholeheartedly endorse. Toilet paper dissolves easily, and we’re not fans of letting anything dissolve inside an open wound. (You can quote us on that.) All you’re doing is stopping the blood flow — what you need to do is actively treat the cut. Plus ...
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Allen Iverson, Ice Cube launch 3-on-3 basketball league featuring former NBA players
LATimes - about 1 month
Ice Cube and Allen Iverson are putting their star power behind a new 3-on-3 professional basketball league. The entertainment mogul and NBA Hall of Famer announced the launch of Big3 on Wednesday morning at a news conference. Teams comprised of former NBA stars will play its eight-game season in...
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Ice Cube on Raiders' revival: Ain't nobody laughing now
CNN - about 2 months
"Ain't nobody laughing now."
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is evolving - very, very slowly
LATimes - 2 months
When the pioneering Los Angeles rap group N.W.A was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, Ice Cube took advantage of the occasion to offer some thoughts on what rock ’n’ roll means — and what it doesn’t. “Rock ’n’ roll is not an instrument. Rock ’n’ roll is not even a style of...
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Keke Palmer On Self-Expression, Acting And Her Musical Comeback
Huffington Post - 3 months
Nearly 10 years after the release of her debut album, Keke Palmer is back with the release of her new 5-track visual album, “Lauren.” Titled after her birth name, Lauren Keyana Palmer, the “Akeelah and the Bee” actress gives the audience insight into her career as Keke Palmer, and addresses the obstacles and vulnerabilities that often come with being an entertainer. In September 2007, Palmer released her debut album, “So Uncool,” which failed to make an impact on the top of music charts. The flop, as it were, led Palmer to pursue acting full-time, resulting in a string of starring roles on TV series such as  “True Jackson, VP” and “Scream Queens,” among others. In retrospect, the singer-actress says her doubt about pursuing music was a result of label executives’ reluctance to view her as an artist. “They wouldn’t let me tell my story. And it’s not personal, it’s a very corporate business,” she told The Huffington Post. “It’s the corporate versus the creative. When you do ...
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PBS's <i>Soundbreaking</i>: Hank Shocklee Explains How Recording a Song is Harder Than Turning on Your iPhone
Huffington Post - 3 months
Frank Sinatra records would rarely be confused with Public Enemy records. But the thing to understand about record production, says Hank Shocklee, is that the principle is the same. Shocklee (above) is one of more than a hundred voices explaining the production mystique in Soundbreaking, an exhaustive eight-part PBS series that launches at 10 p.m. ET Monday. It was the last project of the late Sir George Martin (below), who is best known for producing the Beatles, and it ropes in artists and producers from Paul McCartney, Elton John and B.B. King to Questlove and Sheila E. Its sheer length might wear some casual music fans down, but as a look into why so many great records sounded great, it's insightful and invaluable. This isn't about how the sausage was made. This is about how Sgt. Pepper, Thriller and Fear of a Black Planet were made. Shocklee is best known for producing some of the most explosive hip-hop albums ever, when he and the aptly named Bomb Squad ...
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Mindy Kaling, Patton Oswalt, Ice Cube, Scott Baio and more celebs show off their 'I Voted' stickers
LATimes - 4 months
Election day 2016 live updates: Big battleground state Florida very close Nov. 8, 2016, 6:16 p.m. The U.S. will elect its 45th president today. Here's what we're watching now: The race to 270: We've projected Hillary Clinton will win with 352 electoral votes. See all of our maps: State-by-state...
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30 Black Voters Display Their Pride On Election Day
Huffington Post - 4 months
On Tuesday, like their fellow patriots, black Americans are headed to the polls to show just how powerful their votes are, despite the hinderances they still face.  Sure, there are reports that early voting among black voters in key states were lagging, but social media users shared their civic pride by stunting with their “I Voted” stickers on Instagram and Twitter. Celebrities like Halle Berry, Aja Naomi King and Tracee Ellis Ross showed off their stickers and stressed the need to vote on Election Day, too. “If I can my ass up this early and vote. You can too. Let’s go family!!!” Ice Cube tweeted. Entertainment and culture director of Ebony Britni Danielle shared that she “did it for the ancestors.” And NFL player Larry Fitzgerald reminded his followers that “Every vote counts!!!”  Check out these 30 famous and everyday black voters who are showing off their voter pride this Election Day.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ice Cube
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 45
    His son O'Shea, Jr. played his father in the 2015 N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton.
    More Details Hide Details When Ice Cube, a father of four, was asked in January 2005 on NPR by Fresh Air's Terry Gross whether he allowed his children to listen to his music, he responded: "What's worked for me is instilling in my kids a level of self-respect", and helping them to understand the content of not just music but the violence found on the evening news. When asked what he tells his children about profanity, he recalled telling his kids that there are "appropriate times to use any kind of language.... Adults should never hear you use these words. If you want to use these words around your friends, that's really all on you." Jackson is also the cousin of rapper Del the Funky Homosapien who started his career writing for Jackson's group Da Lench Mob. With Cube's help Del released his debut album I Wish My Brother George Was Here when he was 18.
    In a 2015 interview, club-owner Alonzo Williams said that he felt that this song damaged his reputation and asked for it not to be performed.
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  • 2014
    Age 44
    In 2014 he appeared with Elmo as a guest on PBS children's show Sesame Street.
    More Details Hide Details Ice Cube has licensed a clothing line, Solo by Cube, which features hooded sweatshirts with built-in headphones in the hood strings. Since 2011, Ice Cube has appeared in advertisements for Coors Light beer. He was previously a spokesman for St. Ides malt liquor.
    Ice Cube also starred in the 2014 box office hit Ride Along, alongside comedian Kevin Hart, and reprised his role in the sequel Ride Along 2 (2016).
    More Details Hide Details In early April 2007, Ice Cube was a guest on Angie Martinez's Hot97 radio show and stated that he was interested in bringing back Chris Tucker as Smokey in a possible Friday sequel, but that was only possible "if New Line cuts the check." In an interview with BlackFilm.com, Ice Cube stated that he would be interested in involving all major characters from the Friday franchise in a possible sequel, but added "I know I'm not going to get Chris Tucker back, but I'd love to get everybody else back." As of December 2011, Chris Tucker has agreed to be in Last Friday. In the Movies is a compilation album of Ice Cube songs that have appeared in movie soundtracks, which was released on September 4, 2007. Ice Cube and basketball star LeBron James have paired up to pitch a one-hour special to ABC based on James' life. Ice Cube's Are We There Yet? television series premiered on TBS on June 2, 2010. Based on the 2005 feature film of the same name, the show revolves around a family adjusting to the matriarch's new husband (Terry Crews) and trying to deal with normal family situations. On August 16, 2010, Are We There Yet? was renewed for 90 additional episodes. In an August 2010 interview with UrbLife.com, Ice Cube expressed excitement about the show being picked up for the run, which will pan out to around six seasons.
    On July 22, 2014 Ice Cube released the video to his Club Banger Drop Girl featuring Redfoo and 2 Chainz.
    More Details Hide Details During an interview with Hallway Productionz Ice Cube stated that Everythang's Corrupt would be pushed back again, because he was focused on completing Straight Outta Compton. After over a year of silence Ice Cube said he is back on his music tip and is ready to put the final touches on Everythang's Corrupt and release it as soon as possible. Ice Cube is currently recording a new album, 56,900 (named after a childhood game in which he would challenge one of his friends to count to 56,900). Following his role as Doughboy in Boyz n the Hood in 1991, he then starred alongside Ice-T, and Bill Paxton in Walter Hill's action film, Trespass, and then in The Glass Shield.
  • 2013
    Age 43
    Ice Cube confirmed on his Twitter account that the album will be released in the fall of 2013 and will also be released via Lench Mob Records.
    More Details Hide Details However, the album would be pushed back once again with no release date currently set. Ice Cube released a new single off Everythang's Corrupt after a lengthy break since "Crowded." The new single, which was released on Monday, February 10, 2014 is called Sic Them Youngins On 'Em and is also available on iTunes. The music video for the new single was released on February 11, 2014. Ice Cube will release a new Music Video for his upcoming single Drop Girl featuring Redfoo and 2 Chainz which is directed by Will Kindrick.
  • 2012
    Age 42
    Also in 2012, Ice Cube had released more details on his upcoming tenth studio album titled, Everythang's Corrupt.
    More Details Hide Details A music video for the album's first single of the same name was released on the day before the 2012 USA Election. Ice Cube explained the inspiration and reason for the song saying, "You know, this record is for the political heads. This to me is more a leak at the right time, in time, to drop it. We could have dropped a more catchier tune, but the time wouldn't have been right. The time is right for "Everythang's Corrupt," so that's what we wanted to do. We wanted to drop it at this point and time, and then come with a visual to highlight what we're saying in the music." Everythang's Corrupt was released on iTunes in January 2013. The second single "Crowded" was released to iTunes on March 29.
    In 2012, Ice Cube recorded a verse for a remix of the Insane Clown Posse song "Chris Benoit", from ICP's The Mighty Death Pop! album, appearing on the album Mike E. Clark's Extra Pop Emporium.
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  • 2011
    Age 41
    In November 2011, Ice Cube stated via Twitter that he was seven songs into the current album he's recording.
    More Details Hide Details He also stated he "always got an album coming out" which suggests that he isn't thinking of rap retirement to focus on acting in the near future.
  • 2010
    Age 40
    Ice Cube's ninth studio album I Am the West was released on September 28, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Ice Cube has stated this album has a different direction than any one of his other albums. He received beats from West coast veteran producers such as DJ Quik, Dr. Dre, E-A-Ski, and Sir Jinx, not having worked on a solo album with the latter in nearly 20 years. The album was released independently under his label Lench Mob. Ice Cube has stated that "being independent is beautiful because we can do things 'out the box' He also signed a upcoming recording artist named 7Tre The Ghost, that record companies would usually frown at. Instead of working from a ready-made cookie-cutter marketing plan, we can tailor make a marketing plan specifically for me."
    Despite rumors of conflicts with other rappers in 2010, Ice Cube stated in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid on Sirius Shade 45 that he has "no beef."
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    On May 11, 2010, Ice Cube released a 30 for 30 documentary, "Straight Outta L.A.", for ESPN on the relationship between the gangsta rap scene in Los Angeles and the tenure of the Raiders there.
    More Details Hide Details He has been voted as eighth of MTV's "greatest emcees of all time." On September 28, 2010, Cube released his ninth solo album, I Am the West. The album featured the single "I Rep That West". It debuted at #22 on the Billboard 200 and sold 22,000 copies in its first week.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 39
    Ice Cube appeared on a song by rapper The Game titled "State of Emergency" off The Game's album, L.A.X. In 2009, Ice Cube performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos, and returned to perform at the 2011 festival.
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  • 2008
    Age 38
    He released his eighth studio album, Raw Footage, on August 19, 2008, featuring the controversial single "Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It".
    More Details Hide Details On October 12, 2009, he released a non-album track called 'Raider Nation' in tribute to the Oakland Raiders.
    The eighth Ice Cube studio LP, titled Raw Footage, was released on August 19, 2008, and featured the singles Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It and Do Ya Thang.
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    Ice Cube collaborated with Tech N9ne on the song "Blackboy" that appears on Tech N9ne's July 2008 album Killer.
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  • 2006
    Age 36
    In October 2006, Xzibit, Lil Jon and WC from the Westside Connection honored Ice Cube at VH1's Annual Hip Hop Honors, performing some classic Ice Cube tracks, and Ice Cube also performed "Why We Thugs" and "Go To Church" from his album Laugh Now, Cry Later, where the New York crowd were greeted with Cube's vintage Cali sound.
    More Details Hide Details After launching that comeback album, Ice Cube toured across the world to promote it. The tour is known as "Straight Outta Compton Tour", and accompanying him is his friend and fellow rapper WC from the Westside Connection. Some places he has recently performed include the Paradiso in Amsterdam and various venues in England. After touring the U.S. and Europe, he performed all around Australia, from Sydney's Enmore Theatre to The Forum Arena in Melbourne, before heading to Japan.
    In May 2006 Ice Cube complained that Oprah Winfrey would not welcome him and other rappers on her show.
    More Details Hide Details Ice Cube's other movie projects include Teacher of the Year, released in 2007, and The Extractors, released in 2008. He has signed on to star in and produce Welcome Back, Kotter, a big-screen adaptation of the 1970s television series. Ice Cube will play the title character, originally portrayed by Gabe Kaplan and his film company, Cube Vision Productions, has sealed a deal with Dimension Films to bring the show to the big screen.
    In 2006, Ice Cube released his seventh solo album, Laugh Now, Cry Later, on his Lench Mob Records label, debuting at number four on the Billboard Charts and selling 144,000 units in the first week.
    More Details Hide Details The album featured production from Lil Jon and Scott Storch, who produced the lead single "Why We Thugs".
  • 2005
    Age 35
    In late 2005, Ice Cube and R. J. Cutler teamed up to create the six-part documentary series titled Black.
    More Details Hide Details White., which was broadcast on cable network FX.
  • 2004
    Age 34
    In 2004, he appeared in the Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz song, "Real Nigga Roll Call".
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 28
    He wrote, executive produced, and made his directorial debut in The Players Club in 1998. and in 1999 starred alongside George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg in the critically acclaimed Three Kings.
    More Details Hide Details In 2000, he wrote, produced and appeared in the Friday sequel Next Friday. In 2002, Ice Cube starred in the commercially successful movie Barbershop, as well as All About the Benjamins and the third film in the Friday trilogy, Friday After Next (which he again wrote and produced). In 2004, he appeared in Barbershop 2: Back in Business, and Torque; in 2005 he starred in the action movie XXX: State of the Union, as well as the family comedies Are We There Yet? and Are We Done Yet?, co-starring Nia Long.
    Ice Cube appeared on the song "Children of the Korn" by the band Korn, joining them on the Family Values Tour 1998, and they also collaborated on 'Fuck Dying' from Cube's fifth album.
    More Details Hide Details He also lent his voice to British DJ Paul Oakenfold's solo debut album, Bunkka, on the track "Get Em Up". Ice Cube appeared in several songs in WC Guilty by Affiliation like "Keep it 100", "80's babies" and "Jack and the bean stalk". Ice Cube also appeared in D.A.Z. in the song "Iz You Ready to die" and in DJ Quik in the song "Boogie Till You Conk Out" in 2011. In 2014 Ice Cube appeared on MC Ren's remix for Rebel Music. This was the first time the duo had worked together since the N.W.A reunion in 2000.
  • 1995
    Age 25
    Ice Cube would also eventually make amends with Eazy-E shortly before his death in March 1995. After a seven-year hiatus, Westside Connection returned with their second effort Terrorist Threats in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details The album fared well critically, but its sales fell short of Bow Down. "Gangsta Nation" was the only single released from the album, which was produced by Fredwreck and featured Nate Dogg; it was a radio hit. After a rift between Ice Cube and Mack 10 about Ice Cube's commitments to film work rather than touring with the group, Westside Connection disbanded.
  • 1994
    Age 24
    In 1994, Ice Cube had reunited with former N.W.A member Dr. Dre, who was now part of Death Row Records, in their duet "Natural Born Killaz".
    More Details Hide Details In 1998, he released his long-awaited fifth solo album, War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc). The delayed sixth album Volume 2, was released in 2000. The albums featured appearances from Westside Connection as well as a reunion with fellow N.W.A members, Dr. Dre and MC Ren, though many fans maintained that the two albums were not on par with his past work, especially the second volume. In 2000, Ice Cube also joined Dr. Dre, Eminem & Snoop Dogg for the Up in Smoke Tour.
    After 1994, he took a hiatus from music and concentrated on film work and developing the careers of other rap musicians, Mack 10, Mr. Short Khop, Kausion, and Da Lench Mob.
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  • 1993
    Age 23
    Ice Cube was offered a co-star role with Janet Jackson for the 1993 romantic film Poetic Justice, but he refused to play the role, which was given to Tupac Shakur instead.
    More Details Hide Details John Singleton had encouraged Ice Cube to try his best at screenwriting, telling him, "If you can write a record, you can write a movie." With this encouragement, Ice Cube wrote the screenplay for what became the 1995 comedy Friday, in which he also starred, alongside then up-and-coming comedian Chris Tucker. Friday earned $28 million worldwide on a $3.5 million budget, and spawned two sequels, Next Friday and Friday After Next. (On March 9, 2011 he announced that he was making the final sequel called Last Friday.) That year, he also starred in his second collaboration with John Singleton, Higher Learning, as university student Fudge. In 1997, Ice Cube starred in the action thriller Dangerous Ground as a South African exiled to America who returns 15 years later. He also had a supporting role in the film Anaconda that same year.
    Cube's fourth album Lethal Injection, which was released at the end of 1993 and represented Ice Cube's first attempt at imitating the G-Funk sound of Dr. Dre's The Chronic, was not well received by critics.
    More Details Hide Details He had more successful hits from Lethal Injection, including "Really Doe", "Bop Gun (One Nation)", "You Know How We Do It" & "What Can I Do?".
  • 1992
    Age 22
    Ice Cube released his third album, The Predator, in November 1992.
    More Details Hide Details Referring specifically to that year's Los Angeles riots, in the first single, "Wicked", he rapped "April 29 was power to the people, and we might just see a sequel". The Predator debuted at number one on both the pop and R&B charts, the first album in history to do so. Singles from The Predator included "It Was a Good Day" and "Check Yo Self", and the songs had a two-part music video. The album was generally well received by critics and remains his most successful release commercially, with over three million copies sold in the US. However, after The Predator, Ice Cube's rap audience diminished.
    On April 26, 1992, he married Kimberly Woodruff, with whom he has four children.
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    In 1992, Ice Cube assisted on debut albums from Del the Funkee Homosapien (I Wish My Brother George Was Here), Da Lench Mob (Guerillas in tha Mist, 1992) and Kam (Neva Again, 1993), all of which enjoyed critical acclaim and some moderate commercial success.
    More Details Hide Details He handled most of the production on Guerillas in tha Mist. In 1993, Lench Mob member, J-Dee, was sentenced to life imprisonment for attempted murder, and Ice Cube did not produce their next album, Planet of tha Apes. Around this time in 1993, he also worked with Tupac Shakur on his album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z., appearing on the track "Last Wordz" with Ice-T. He also did a song with Dr. Dre for the first time since he left N.W.A: "Natural Born Killaz", for the Murder Was The Case soundtrack, and also contributed to the Office Space soundtrack. He also featured on Kool G Rap's song "Two To The Head" from the Kool G Rap & DJ Polo album "Live And Let Die". He also collaborated with David Bowie and Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails for a remix of Bowie's "I'm Afraid of Americans".
    Ice Cube toured with Lollapalooza in 1992, which widened his fan base.
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  • 1991
    Age 21
    His second album Death Certificate was released in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details The album was regarded as more focused, yet even more controversial, and critics accused him again of being anti-white, misogynist, and antisemitic. The album is thematically divided into two sides: the 'Death Side' ("a vision of where we are today") and the 'Life Side' ("a vision of where we need to go"). It features "No Vaseline", a scathing response to N.W.A's 100 Miles and Runnin as well as "Black Korea," a track regarded by some as prophetic of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, but also interpreted as racist by many.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Age 19
    In 1989, Ice Cube recorded his debut solo album, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, in New York with the Bomb Squad (Public Enemy's production team).
    More Details Hide Details It was released in May 1990 and was an instant hit, riding and contributing to the rising tide of rap's popularity in mainstream society. The album was charged with controversy, and he was accused of misogyny and racism. Subsequently, Ice Cube appointed the female rapper Yo-Yo (who appeared on AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted) to the head of his own record label and helped produce her debut album, Make Way for the Motherlode. This was followed by a critically acclaimed role as Doughboy in John Singleton's violent crime drama, Boyz n the Hood. In the same year as AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, Ice Cube released the acclaimed EP, Kill At Will which sold well, becoming the first hip hop EP to go Platinum.
    However, towards the end of 1989, Ice Cube found himself at odds with the group's manager, Jerry Heller, after rejecting Heller's proposed contract terms.
    More Details Hide Details Ice Cube wrote the lyrics to approximately half of both Straight Outta Compton, and Eazy-E's solo album, Eazy-Duz-It, but he was only paid $32,000 and his contract did not confirm that he was an official member of N.W.A. This led Ice Cube to leave the group and bring a private lawsuit against Jerry Heller, which was later settled out of court. In response, the remaining N.W.A members attacked him on the EP 100 Miles and Runnin', and on their next and final album, Niggaz4Life.
  • 1988
    Age 18
    By this point Ice Cube was a full-time member of N.W.A along with Dr. Dre and MC Ren. Ice Cube wrote Dr. Dre's and Eazy-E's rhymes for the group's landmark album, Straight Outta Compton, released in 1988.
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  • 1987
    Age 17
    In 1987, Ice Cube released the Dr. Dre produced single My Posse under with his group C.I.A. (Cru' In Action!).
    More Details Hide Details After the collaboration, Ice Cube showed Eazy-E the lyrics to "Boyz-n-the-Hood". Eazy-E, although initially rejecting the lyrics, eventually recorded the song for N.W.A. and the Posse, the debut album for the group N.W.A that also included Dr. Dre, MC Ren, and DJ Yella. Ice Cube was the only member of N.W.A who is not from Compton, California (where it was formed).
    He enrolled at the Phoenix Institute of Technology in the fall of 1987 in Arizona.
    More Details Hide Details Being passionate about architecture, he studied architectural drafting. He completed his diploma within one year and returned to Los Angeles to pursue a rap career. Not sure of whether his rap career would work out, he would turn to become an architecture draftsman as a career backup. With friend Sir Jinx, Ice Cube formed the C.I.A., and they performed at parties hosted by Dr. Dre. Dre soon entered the recording industry as a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru. Dre saw Cube's potential as a writer and had him assist with writing Wreckin Cru's big L.A. hit track, "Cabbage Patch" as well as joining Cube on a side partnership which the duo called Stereo Crew. Stereo Crew produced a twelve-inch record, "She's a Skag" released on Epic Records in 1986. While Dr. Dre was DJing at L.A. dance club Eve After Dark, Ice Cube would rap over his music, often parodying songs by other artists. One such example of this was the song "My Penis," a parody of Run-DMC's "My Adidas."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born on June 15, 1969.
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