"Ice Cube" (born "O'Shea Jackson" on June 15, 1969 in Los Angeles, California) is an American rapper, actor and film director. He began his career as a founding member of the controversial rap group N.W.A. and later launched a successful solo career in music and cinema. In recent years, Cube has focused more on acting, and is spending less time rapping. He is one of the most well-known West Coast rappers, having helped originate gangsta rap. He is particularly well-known for angry raps on political and racial topics (such as the treatment of blacks in the United States).
Ice cube was raised in South Central Los Angeles by his parents, who were employed at UCLA. At 14, he developed a huge interest in hip hop music and began writing raps while attending school at William Howard Taft High School. http://www.nndb.com/people/217/000026139/ Cube and a friend, Sir Jinx, rapped as a partnership called C.I.A. at parties hosted by then-DJ and World Class Wreckin Cru member Dr. Dre.
He and Dre eventually made a mixtape called ''My Posse'', which was released in 1987, with Cube rapping and Dre producing. http://www.pimpdaddysupreme.com/vinyl/details/2298.html After a brief sti...
|Born||June 15th, 1969|
|Genre||West Coast hip hop, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap|
|Occupation||Rapper, record producer, and Actor|
|Years active||1984 — present|
|Associated acts||Dr. Dre, N.W.A, Public Enemy|
|website|| www.icecube.com |