Ice Cube

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Ice Cube (born O'Shea Jackson 15.06.1969)

Ice Cube is an American rapper, actor and record producer and movie director. He is best known for being considered a founding member of gangsta rap.

Ice Cube: Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Ice Cube has a net worth of 140 million USD.

Ice Cube: Childhood

Ice Cube was born in South Central Los Angeles, California, to Doris and Hosea Jackson. He studied at William Howard Taft Charter High School in Los Angeles. Inspired by hip hop music from an early age, Ice Cube began writing his own raps during classes at school. When he was 12, his half-sister was killed by her boyfriend in a murder/suicide. Ice Cube met a 19-year-old Dr. Dre in 1984. In 1987, Ice Cube attended Phoenix Institute of Technology where he studied architectural drafting.

Ice Cube: Career

In 1987, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre teamed up to make the rap group Cru' in Action! or C.I.A. and released the single 'My Posse'. Ice Cube then wrote the song 'Boyz-n-the-Hood' for rapper Eazy-E, who later joined Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, along with MC Ren and DJ Yella to form the group N.W.A. The group then released their debut studio album, 'Straight Outta Compton', on 8th August, 1988. The album was cited as the birth of the 'gangster rap' genre. Ice Cube fell out with the group's manager and left, although as he had written most of the music for both N.W.A. and Eazy-E's debut solo album, he took legal action against the manager and record label.

In 1989, Ice Cube began recording his critically acclaimed debut solo album, 'AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted'. The album was released in May, 1990, as was his 'Kill at Will' EP, which became the first ever hip hop EP to go platinum. The following year, Ice Cube released his second solo album, 'Death Certificate', which was seen by many as a controversial album for it's racist and anti-Semitic messages. In 1992, Ice Cube released his most successful album, 'The Predator', which took cues from the second film in the 'Predator' franchise and the Los Angeles riots from the same year; the album became double platinum.

1994 saw Ice Cube reunite with Dr. Dre for the duet song 'Natural Born Killaz'. In 1996, Ice Cube worked with WC and Mack 10 on the group Westside Connection, and they released the album 'Bow Down' in the same year; 'Bow Down' had become a certified platinum record by 1997. Ice Cube worked on a number of solo projects, including 1998's 'War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc)', 2000's 'War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)', 2006's 'Laugh Now, Cry Later', 2008's 'Raw Footage', 2010's 'I Am the West' and 2015's 'Everythang's Corrupt'.

Ice Cube: Personal Life

On 26th April, 1992, Ice Cube married Kimberly Woodruff. The couple had four children: O'Shea, Jr., Darryl, Kareema, and Sharif. : O'Shea, Jr. and Darryl became the rappers OMG and Doughboy, and both featured on Ice Cube's 2010 album, 'I Am the West'.

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Video | 16th July 2014

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Video | 28th January 2014

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Footage | 14th May 2012

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