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Ice Cube

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Ice Cube was born in South Central Los Angeles, to Doris (Benjamin), a custodian and hospital clerk, and Hosea Jackson, a UCLA groundskeeper. He first came to public notice as a singer and songwriter with the controversial and influential band N.W.A. His compositions with that group included many of the classic cuts from their debut LP "Straight Outta Compton" (Ruthless/Priority, 1989), including the title track, "Gangsta Gangsta" and "Express Yourself". He quit the band over business differences in 1990 and began a still-growing series of commercially and critically acclaimed solo albums, starting with "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted" (Priority, 1990). His second solo album, "Death Certificate" (Priority, 1991), a concept album about the fall and rise of the Black man, sold two million copies, and his subsequent solo output (six albums to date total) has sold over ten million copies. He has also discovered Yoyo, Del, K-Dee and Mack 10. He has also produced, written, toured and recorded with Public Enemy, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Clinton, The D.O.C., Michel'e, Big Daddy Kane, WC & The Madd Circle (which spawned the solo career of Coolio), former N.W.A. bandmate Dr. Dre and Cypress Hill. He has also recorded with two post-N.W.A. side-project bands, Da Lench Mob ("Guerillas In Tha Mist", Street Knowledge/East-West, 1991) and Westside Connection ("Bow Down", Priority, 1996). His movie career has been no less stellar. Ice Cube's debut in Boyz n the Hood led to more roles in such films as Trespass, Dangerous Ground and Anaconda. He also appeared as himself in the comedy CB4. He is also no stranger to the other side of the camera, directing videos for himself as well as Prince and Color Me Badd, as well as co-writing his screenwriting debut, Friday.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Ice Cube -- 'F*** tha Police' Still Fair Game (VIDEO)

Ice Cube
'F*** tha Police' Still Fair Game

Ice Cube refuses to stop performing N.W.A.'s legendary anti-police anthem -- despite all the recent shootings of police officers -- and his reasoning is pretty simple. "F*** tha… READ MORE >

Ice Cube -- N.W.A. Reunion Complete ... Dr. Dre Takes The Stage At Coachella (VIDEO)

Ice Cube
NWA Reunion Complete Dr. Dre Takes The Stage At Coachella

Ice Cube finally gave N.W.A. fans what they wanted ... bringing out Dr. Dre at Coachella and completing the group's reunion. Cube performed his second set in two weeks at the music festival… READ MORE >

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Ice Cube -- Good Genes or Good Docs!?

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Good Genes Or Good Docs?

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- 125 days ago
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Coachella
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- 131 days ago
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'Straight Outta Compton', Ice Cube
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The Oscars to 'Straight Outta Compton' Cast ... Your Invitation's NOT in the Mail, But It's Not OUR Fault

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- 212 days ago
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'Maybe We Shoulda Put a Slave in Straight Outta Compton'

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- 218 days ago
Ice Cube -- My Gut Reaction to Oscar Snub ... (VIDEO)

Ice Cube
My Gut Reaction to Oscar Snub ...

Fans of Ice Cube and N.W.A. are fired up about the Oscars dissing "Straight Outta Compton" -- and now we know what Cube himself thinks about it. We just got him in NYC -- a couple hours… READ MORE >

- 225 days ago
Ice Cube -- Sorry Inglewood ... NOT Rooting for Rams!!

Ice Cube
Sorry Inglewood ... NOT Rooting for Rams!!

Think Ice Cube is gonna trade his silver and black for blue and gold just because the Rams are moving to L.A.?? HELL NO!!! #RaidersForLife READ MORE >

- 225 days ago

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