Ice Cube
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Ice Cube is a famous American rapper, producer, actor, screenwriter and composer.

He is considered to be one of the earliest gangsta rap representatives, being a member of the legendary band NWA together with Dr. Dre and MC Ren.

Ice Cube is the founding father of the gangsta rap genre. He is a controversial yet versatile and vibrant figure in the world of hip-hop music, creating a cultural phenomenon. His best selling albums are "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted", "Kill at Will", "Death Certificate", "War & Peace Vol. 1", "War & Peace Volume 2", "Lethal Injection" and "I Am the West" ... Ice Cube is worth an estimated $ 120 million, making him one of the most influential and influential artists in the American hip-hop scene, as well as one of Hollywood's most promising actors.

O'shee Jackson (real name Ice Cube) was born on June 15, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, in the family of Doris and Hosea Jackson. O'shee's mother worked as a hospital clerk, and her father as a gardener.

From an early age, the boy showed a great interest in hip-hop music, and also wrote rap songs for a keyboard class at his school, The Taft High School in Los Angeles.

In the fall of 1987, O'shee entered the Phoenix Institute of Technology, where he continued his studies in architectural design. During this time, he performed with the hip-hop group C.I.A. The band included another popular rapper Dr. Dre, with whom Cube released the single "My Posse".

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In the same year Ice Cube recorded the track "Dopeman" for the compilation of "The World's Most Dangerous Band" N.W.A with Eazy-E, Krazy Dee and Rick. After that, the rapper became a full member of N.W.A along with Dr. Dre and MC Ren. He independently wrote the lyrics for the 1988 album "Straight Outta Compton".

However, in 1990, irreconcilable differences arose between Ice Cube and Jerry Heller, the group's manager, after which the rapper left N.W.A. After leaving the team, Cube was subjected to rude attacks from N.W.A, who accused him of posturing and insulted him in every possible way. Ice Cube responded with a diss "No vaseline".

On May 16, 1990, Ice Cube's debut hip-hop solo album "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted" was released. The album was a huge commercial success and was well received by music critics. The disc peaked at # 6 on the US Top R & B / Hip-Hop Albums chart. In 2007, The Guardian included "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted" on the list of "1000 albums to be heard to death."

In July 1990 he released the 7-track EP "Kill at Will", which is still considered one of his most popular bestsellers. The album includes a remix single "Endangered Species".

In 1991, the rapper's second studio album, "Death Certificate", was released, which became one of his best-selling albums. The album reached # 2 on the Billboard 200 list and # 1 on the Top R & B / Hip-Hop Albums chart. In 2005, the disc was ranked 8th on MTV's list of Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time.

In 1992, the musician released his third studio album "The Predator", which was a commercial success, but did not receive critical acclaim. The hit "It Was a Good Day" was released on the album. In 1993, the rap artist released his fourth album "Lethal Injection". The album was again a commercial success and featured hits "You Know How We Do It" and "Bop Gun".

In 1998, his fifth studio album, "War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc)", reached the top positions in the music charts and also became one of the artist's best-selling albums.
Ice Cube's song "Good Cop, Bad Cop"

In 2000, Ice Cube released the sixth album, which is the second part of the 1998 album. The disc featured the club song "You Can Do It". Starting this year, the rapper has focused more on his acting career. Six years later, Cube recorded the highly anticipated seventh studio album, "Laugh Now, Cry Later".

In 2008, his eighth CD, Rawootage, was released. It included the singles "Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It" and "Do Ya Thang." On September 28, 2010, the rapper's ninth studio album, "I Am the West" was released. critical acclaim with the singles "I Rep That West" and "Drink the Kool-Aid".

On June 6, 2017, the musician released a new single "Good Cop, Bad Cop" in protest against the corrupt law enforcement agencies. Ice Cube's tenth anniversary album "Everythang's Corrupt" was released only 8 years after the release of "I Am the West" - in 2018. The album's lead single was the track "Arrest the President", which is veiledly addressed to US President Donald Trump.

In July 1991, the aspiring actor began filming in the crime drama directed by John Singleton, The Boys Next Door, which was later nominated for an Oscar. The film was well received by the audience and received positive reviews from film critics. In 1992, Cube received the Chicago Critics Association's Most Promising Actor Award for his role as Darren.

Ice Cube in the movie "The Boys Next Door" Ice Cube in the movie "The Boys Next Door"

In 1997, he co-starred with Elizabeth Hurley in Darrell Rudt's thriller Dangerous Land. The film did not receive good reviews.

In 2002, Ice Cube played Calvin Palmer in the comedy film Barber, directed by Tim Storey. The picture became a box office hit. In 2004, the actor reprized his role in "Hairdresser-2: Back in business" and in 2016 - in the film "Hairdresser-3". The sequels were also a commercial success.

Ice Cube in the movie "Hairdresser" Ice Cube in the movie "Hairdresser"

In 2005, the rapper starred in the family comedy film "Well, Have We Come?" The tape did not receive positive reviews, but it was good enough commercially. Ice Cube starred as Captain Dixon in the 2012 comedy Macho and the Nerd, and then reprized the role in the 2014 sequel Macho and the Nerd II.

In 2017, the actor's creative biography was replenished with another comedy project - he played the role of Strickland in Richie Kean's film Battle of the Teachers.

Ice Cube is married to the beautiful Kimberly Woodruff, they have 5 children together.

Kimberly and Cube met when she was in college. She did not show any interest in the guy, since she was in a relationship. A few months later, when Woodruff had already parted with her boyfriend, they collided again and then they could get to know each other better.

Ice Cube and his wife Kimberly Ice Cube and his wife Kimberly
The couple started dating in 1988 and got engaged after 3 years of relationship. The lovers announced their marriage on April 26, 1992. To this day, they demonstrate an example of a happy relationship.

Kim and Ice Cube had their first child even before they got married. O'Shea Jackson Jr. was born on February 24, 1991. Now the guy is known under the pseudonym OMG, he became a musician, like his father. Second son Darrell also found himself in rap, taking on the creative pseudonym Doughboy. He was born on December 29, 1992.

Ice Cube and his son OMG Ice Cube and his son OMG
On February 17, 1994, Ice Cube and his wife had a daughter, Karim. On November 17, 1995, the family was replenished with the birth of a boy, Sharif. The couple have another daughter named Deja, but her date of birth is not mentioned anywhere.

Ice Cube is very proud of its family, considering it its main value. Family photos are extremely rare on his Instagram, and the rapper prefers to keep his private life out of the public eye.

In the mid-90s, Ice Cube converted to Islam.

 

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