Ice Cube in January 2014
June 15, 1969
Kimberly Woodruff (m. 1992)
|Children||4 (including O'Shea Jackson Jr.)|
O'Shea Jackson (born June 15, 1969), called Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor, and filmmaker. His lawless lyrics on N.W.A's 1988 album Straight Outta Compton led gangsta rap's outbreak. Yet his solo albums of 1990 and 1991 rank high in political rap. In 1991 and 1995, entering film, he starred in Boyz n the Hood and cocreated Friday.
In 1988, Cube had found fame, alongside Eazy-E and Dr. Dre, as a member of pioneering gangsta rap group N.W.A. Its leading rapper, Cube also wrote some of Dre's and most of Eazy's lyrics on Straight Outta Compton. A music and cultural landmark, this album introduced lyrical content extremely violent, threatening to attack abusive police and innocent civilians alike, rap songs that pushed boundaries. Leaving N.W.A in December 1989, Cube launched a solo rap career.
His first two albums, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted in 1990 and Death Certificate in 1991, offered lyrical delivery of similar force and of content inciting some controversy, but generally more conscious and reflective, with sociopolitical criticism. Swiftly certified Platinum, and drawing numerous accolades, these albums would be cited by later rappers as important influences, while Cube routinely appears on critics' lists of the greatest rappers. Yet early into his solo acclaim, he entered cinema.
In a screen performance praised for its authenticity, Cube starred in director John Singleton's feature debut, the 1991 film Boyz n the Hood. Cube cowrote and starred in the 1995 film Friday, premising Friday sequels, reshaping his persona into movie star. His directorial debut was a 1998 film, The Player's Club. His numerous acting roles include the Barbershop film series, begun in 2002, and the Ride Along films. Also an executive producer of those 2010s films, he is likewise of the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton, on N.W.A's story.
In 2010, while his film Are We There Yet? was spun into a sitcom, sports network ESPN aired Ice Cube's directed documentary Straight Outta L.A., about the backstory of gangsta rap's emergence and the artists' finding symbolism in Raiders football, an unwritten endorsement and symbiosis. Otherwise, over 25 years since his early albums, he released his tenth solo album, still aiming for political statement. In business, he launched a clothing line, Solo by Cube, as well as a 3-on-3 basketball league, Big3, mainly featuring retired NBA players.
Personal life & side ventures
Ice Cube was born on June 15, 1969, in Baldwin Hills, South Central Los Angeles, to Doris, hospital clerk and custodian, and to Hosea Jackson, machinist and UCLA groundskeeper. He has an elder brother, and they had a half-sister murdered when Cube was 12. He grew up on Van Wick Street in South Central.
In ninth grade at George Washington Preparatory High School, in Los Angeles, Cube began writing raps once challenged by a friend to do so in typewriting class. "Kiddo" lost. Explaining his own stage name, Cube implicates his own elder brother: "He threatened to slam me into a freezer and pull me out when I was an ice cube. I just started using that name, and it just caught on."
Cube also attended William Howard Taft High School, in Woodland Hills, California. Soon after wrote and recorded a few locally successful rap songs with N.W.A, he left for Arizona to enroll in the Phoenix Institute of Technology in the fall 1987 semester. In 1988, with a diploma in architectural drafting, he returned to the Los Angeles area and rejoined N.W.A, but kept a career in architecture drafting as a backup plan.
In the mid-1990s, he adopted Islam. Denying Nation of Islam membership, he has mentioned heeding his own conscience, and called himself a "natural Muslim, 'cause it's just me and God." Questioned in 2017, he commented, in part, "I'm gonna live a long life, and I might change religions three or four times before I die. I’m on the Islam tip—but I’m on the Christian tip, too. I’m on the Buddhist tip as well. Everyone has something to offer to the world."
On April 26, 1992, Ice Cube married Kimberly Woodruff, born September 1970. As of 2017, they have four children together. In 2005, when questioned on the balance between his music and his parenting, Cube discussed counseling his children to appraise not only music lyrics, but also the violence depicted in other media. In a 2016, he offered his favorite movie as the 1975 film Jaws, and his favorite among his own songs as "It Was a Good Day."
Cube was among the several executive producers of the hit, 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton, where his own son, O'Shea Jr., portrayed him. In other ventures, Cube has endorsed Coors Light beer and St. Ides malt liquor, and licensed a clothing line, Solo by Cube. And in 2017, he launched Big3, a 3-on-3 basketball league starring former NBA players. Its first season started that June with eight teams, an eight-week regular season, playoffs, and a championship game.
In perhaps 1986 at age 16, Ice Cube began rapping in a trio called C.I.A., but soon joined N.W.A, newly forming. He was N.W.A's lead rapper and main ghostwriter on its official debut album, Straight Outta Compton, but by financial dispute, he left by the start of 1990.
In 1990, his debut solo album, Amerikka's Most Wanted, found him doubling as leader of a featured rap group, Da Lench Mob. Incidentally, Cube is a cousin of rapper Del the Funky Homosapien, who wrote for the Da Lench Mob, and whose debut album, with Cube's help, arrived in 1991 at Del's age 18.
After Cube's third or 1993 solo album, Lethal Injection, Cube went on some hiatus from solo music projects until his 1998 return. In that span, Cube focused on films and on other rappers, including Da Lench Mob, Mack 10, Mr. Short Khop, and Kausion. Meanwhile, in 1996, Cube joined Mack 10 and WC in a side trio, the Westside Connection.
Amid Cube's many features and brief collaborations, September 2007 brought In the Movies, a compilation album of Ice Cube songs on soundtracks. Also, as a fan of the NFL football team the Raiders, Cube released in October 2009 a tribute song, "Raider Nation." And in September 2012, in Pepsi's NFL Anthems campaign, Cube released his second Raiders anthem, "Come and Get It."
C.I.A. (circa 1986)
With friend Sir Jinx, Ice Cube formed the rap group C.I.A., and performed at parties hosted by Dr. Dre. Since 1984, Dre was a member of a popular DJ crew, the World Class Wreckin' Cru, which by 1985 was also performing and recording electro rap. Dre had Cube help write the Wreckin Cru's hit song "Cabbage Patch." Dre also joined Cube on a side project, a duo called Stereo Crew, which made a 12-inch record, "She's a Skag," released on Epic Records in 1986.
In 1987, C.I.A. released the Dr. Dre-produced single "My Posse." Meanwhile, the Wreckin' Cru's home base was the Eve After Dark nightclub, about a quarter of a mile outside of the city Compton in Los Angeles county. While Dre was on the turntable, Ice Cube would rap, often parodying other artists' songs. In one instance, Cube's rendition was "My Penis," parodying Run-DMC's "My Adidas." In 2015, the nightclub's co-owner and Wreckin' leader Alonzo Williams would recall feeling his reputation damaged by this and asking it not to be repeated.
At 16, Cube sold his first song to Eric Wright, soon dubbed Eazy-E, who forming Ruthless Records and the musical team N.W.A. Soon, Cube was recruited as house ghostwriter at a new label, Ruthless Records, in Compton, California.
The success of the song "Boyz-n-the-Hood," written by Cube, produced by Dre, and rapped by Eazy-E, led Eazy to focus on developing his musical team N.W.A, which soon gained MC Ren. Cube wrote some of Dre's and nearly all of Eazy's lyrics on N.W.A's official debut album, Straight Outta Compton, released in August 1988. Yet by late 1989, Cube questioned his compensation and N.W.A's management by Jerry Heller.
Cube had also written much of Eazy-E's debut album, Eazy-Duz-It. He had received total pay of $32,000, and the contract that Heller presented in 1989 did not confirm that he was officially an N.W.A member. After leaving the group and its label, Cube sued Heller, and the lawsuit was later settled out of court. In response, N.W.A members attacked Cube on the 1990 EP 100 Miles and Runnin', and on N.W.A's next and final album, Niggaz4Life, in 1991.
Cube solo (1990–)
AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (1990)
In early 1990, Ice Cube recorded his debut solo album, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, in New York with iconic rap group Public Enemy's production team, the Bomb Squad. Arriving in May 1990, it was an instant hit, further swelling rap's mainstream integration. Controversial nonetheless, it drew accusations of misogyny and racism. Cube appointed Yo-Yo, a female rapper and guest on the album, to the head his record label, and helped produce her debut album, Make Way for the Motherlode. Also in 1990, Cube followed up with an EP—Kill At Will—critically acclaimed, and rap's first EP certified Platinum.
Death Certificate (1991)
His second album Death Certificate was released in 1991. The album thought to as more focused, yet even more controversial, triggering accusations of anti-white, antisemitic, and misogynist content. The album was split into two themes: the Death Side, "a vision of where we are today," and the Life Side, "a vision of where we need to go." The track "No Vaseline" is a scathing retort to the insults N.W.A's Cube disses begun on N.W.A's 1990 EP 100 Miles and Runnin'. The track "Black Korea," also sometimes deemed racist, is also taken as prophetic of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Broadening his audience, though, Cube toured with Lollapalooza in 1992.
The Predator (1992)
Cube's third album, The Predator, arrived in November 1992. Referring to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, the "Wicked" sing opens, "April 29 was power to the people, and we might just see a sequel." The Predator was the first album ever to debut at #1 on both the R&B/hip-hop and pop charts. Singles include "It Was a Good Day" and "Check Yo Self," songs having a "two-part" music video. Generally drawing critical praise, the album is his most successful commercially, over three million copies sold in the US. After this album, Cube's rap audience diminished.
Lethal Injection (1993)
Cube's fourth album, Lethal Injection, came out in late 1993. Here, Cube borrows from the G-Funk sound then led by Dr. Dre's album The Chronic, itself released in December 1992. Although not received well by critics, the album brought successful singles, including "Really Doe", "Bop Gun (One Nation)", "You Know How We Do It," and "What Can I Do?"
War & Peace Vol. 1 & 2 (1998 & 2000)
In 1998, he released his long-awaited fifth solo album, War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc). The delayed sixth album, Volume 2, was arrived in 2000. The albums feature the Westside Connection and a reunion with his old N.W.A members Dr. Dre and MC Ren. Many fans maintained that these two albums, especially the second, were below his earlier work. In 2000, Cube also joined Dr. Dre, Eminem & Snoop Dogg for the Up in Smoke Tour.
Laugh Now, Cry Later (2006)
In 2006, Cube released his seventh solo album, Laugh Now, Cry Later, selling 144,000 units in the first week. Lil Jon and Scott Storch produced the lead single, "Why We Thugs." In October, was honored at VH1's Annual Hip Hop Honors, and performed it and also the track "Go to Church." Cube soon toured globally in the Straight Outta Compton Tour—accompanied by rapper WC from the Westside Connection—playing in America, Europe, Australia, and Japan.
Raw Footage (2008)
I Am the West (2010)
On September 28, 2010, his ninth solo album, I Am the West, arrived with, Cube says, a direction different from any one of his other albums. Its producers include West Coast veterans like DJ Quik, Dr. Dre, E-A-Ski, and, after nearly 20 years, again Cube's onetime C.I.A groupmate Sir Jinx. Offering the single "I Rep That West," the album debuted at #22 on the pop albums chart, the Billboard 200, and sold 22,000 copies in its first week.
Everythang's Corrupt (2012–2018)
In 2012, Cube released more details on his forthcoming, tenth studio album, Everythang's Corrupt. Releasing its title track near the 2012 elections, he added, "You know, this record is for the political heads." But the album's release was delayed. On February 10, 2014, iTunes brought another single from it, "Sic Them Youngins on 'Em," and a music video followed the next day. Despite a couple of more song releases, the album release was delayed even beyond Cube's work on the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton. After a statement setting release to 2017, the album finally arrived on December 7, 2018.
Westside Connection (1996–2007)
In 1996, Ice Cube formed with rappers Mack 10 and WC a trio. Feeling neglected by East Coast media, a longstanding issue in rap's bicoastal rivalry, the group aimed to reinforce West pride and resonate with the undervalued.
The Westside Connection's first album, Bow Down, has tracks like "Bow Down" and "Gangstas Make the World Go 'Round" that reflect the group's objectives. The album was certified Platinum by year's end.
After a rift between Cube and Mack 10 about Cube's film work minimizing the group's touring, the Westwide Connection disbanded.
Features & collaborations (1992–)
Amid Cube's numerous features on other artists' songs, an early one, along with Ice-T, is on 2Pac's 1993 album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z., its track "Last Wordz." In 1994, Cube teamed with onetime N.W.A groupmate Dr. Dre, then leading leading rap's G-funk subgenre, for the first time since Cube had left the group, and which had disbanded upon Dre's 1991 departure. The result was the Cube and Dre song "Natural Born Killaz," on the Murder Was The Case soundtrack, released by Dre's then new label, Death Row Records. In 2004, Cube featured on the song "Real Nigga Roll Call" by Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz, then the leaders of rap's crunk subgenre. And in 2008, Cube was on The Game's 2008 song "State of Emergency." And in 2014, Cube appeared on MC Ren's remix "Rebel Music," their first collaboration since the N.W.A reunion in 2000.
In 2010, Cube had signed up-and-coming recording artist named 7Tre The Ghost, deemed likely to be either skipped or given the cookie-cutter treatment by most record companies. Otherwise, over the years, Cube himself has collaborated outside the rap genre. He worked with David Bowie and Trent Reznor, the Nine Inch Nails singer, for a remix of Bowie's "I'm Afraid of Americans." Cube is on the band Korn's song "Children of the Korn," joined them on the Family Values Tour 1998, and received a return favor, "Fuck Dying," on his own fifth album. Cube is found on British DJ Paul Oakenfold's solo debut album, Bunkka, the track "Get Em Up." 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. In 2009, Ice Cube performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos, and returned to perform at the 2011 festival.
Film & television
John Singleton's seminal film Boyz n the Hood, released in July 1991, debuted the actor Ice Cube, playing Doughboy. Later, Cube starred with Ice-T and Bill Paxton in Walter Hill's 1992 action film Trespass, and in Charles Burnett's 1995 film The Glass Shield. Meanwhile, Cube declined to costar with Janet Jackson in Singleton's 1993 romance Poetic Justice, a role that Tupac Shakur then played.
Cube did star as university student Fudge in Singleton's 1995 film Higher Learning. Singleton, encouraging Cube, had reportedly told him, "If you can write a record, you can write a movie." Cube cowrote the screenplay for the 1995 comedy Friday, and starred in it with comedian Chris Tucker. Made with $3.5 million, Friday drew $28 million worldwide. Two sequels, Next Friday and Friday After Next, arrived in 2000 and 2002.
In 1997, playing a South African exiled to America who returns 15 years later, Cube stars in the action thriller Dangerous Ground, and has a supporting role in Anaconda. In 1998, writing again, the director Ice Cube debuted in The Players Club. In 1999, he starred alongside George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg in Three Kings, critically acclaimed. In 2002, Cube starred in Kevin Bray's All About the Benjamins, and in Tim Story's film Barbershop.
In 2004, Cube played in Barbershop 2, and in Torque. The next year, he starred in the opening installation of the XXX film series as well as in the family comedy Are We There Yet?, which premised his role in its 2007 sequel, Are We Done Yet?. In 2012, Cube acted in 21 Jump Street. He acted in its sequel, 22 Jump Street, in 2014. That year, and then to return in 2016, he played alongside comedian Kevin Hart in two more Tim Story films, Ride Along and Ride Along 2. Also in 2016, Cube returned for the third entry in the Barbershop series. And in 2017, Cube starred with Charlie Day in the comedy Fist Fight.
Ice Cube's Are We There Yet? series premiered on TBS on June 2, 2010. It revolves around a family adjusting to the matriarch's new husband, played by Terry Crews. On August 16, the show was renewed for 90 more episodes, amounting to six seasons. Cube also credits Tyler Perry for his entrée to TBS. In front of the television cameras, rather, Cube appeared with Elmo as a 2014 guest on the PBS children's show Sesame Street.
- Studio albums
- AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (1990)
- Death Certificate (1991)
- The Predator (1992)
- Lethal Injection (1993)
- War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc) (1998)
- War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc) (2000)
- Laugh Now, Cry Later (2006)
- Raw Footage (2008)
- I Am the West (2010)
- Everythang's Corrupt (2018)
|1991||Boyz n the Hood||Darin "Doughboy" Baker|
|1994||The Glass Shield||Teddy Woods|
|1997||Dangerous Ground||Vusi Madlazi|
|1998||The Players Club||Reggie|
|I Got the Hook Up||Gun runner|
|1999||Three Kings||Sgt. Chief Elgin|
|Thicker Than Water||Slink|
|2000||Next Friday||Craig Jones|
|2001||Ghosts of Mars||James 'Desolation' Williams|
|2002||All About The Benjamins||Bucum|
|Friday After Next||Craig Jones|
|Barbershop 2: Back in Business||Calvin Palmer|
|2005||Are We There Yet?||Nick Persons|
|Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars|
|XXX: State of the Union||Darius Stone / XXX|
|2007||Are We Done Yet?||Nick Persons|
|2008||First Sunday||Durell Washington|
|The Longshots||Curtis Plummer|
|2009||Janky Promoters||Russell Redds|
|2010||Lottery Ticket||Jerome "Thump" Washington|
|2012||21 Jump Street||Capt. Dickson|
|2014||Ride Along||Detective James Payton|
|22 Jump Street||Capt. Dickson|
|The Book of Life||The Candle Maker (voice role)|
|2015||Straight Outta Compton|
|2016||Ride Along 2||Detective James Payton|
|Barbershop: The Next Cut||Calvin Palmer|
|2017||XXX: Return of Xander Cage||Darius Stone / XXX|
|2020||The High Note||Jack Robertson|
|TBA||Flint Strong||Jason Crutchfield|
|TBA||Last Friday||Craig Jones|
|1994||The Sinbad Show||Himself||Episode: The Mr. Science Show|
|2002||The Bernie Mac Show||Himself||Episode: Goodbye Dolly|
|2005||BarberShop: The Series|
|2007||Friday: The Animated Series|
|2010||30 for 30||Episode: Straight Outta L.A.|
|2010–2013||Are We There Yet?||Terrence Kingston||Recurring Role; 20 Episodes|
|2014||The Rebels||Pilot of unproduced series|
|2017||The Defiant Ones||Himself||Documentary|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops||2010||Chief Petty Officer Joseph Bowman/SOG multiplayer announcer||Voice and likeness actor|||
|Doom 3 BFG Edition||2012||Screaming Marines/Infected Carriers||Uncredited|
Awards and nominations
Film award history
Ice Cube has received nominations for several films in the past. To date, he has won two awards:
- 2000: Blockbuster Entertainment Award: Favorite Action Team (for Three Kings)
- 2002: MECCA Movie Award: Acting Award
- VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2006
- 2006 Honoree Snoop Dogg
- BET Hip-Hop Awards 2009
- BET Honores 2014
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