Ice Cube was Born O’Shea Jackson on June 15, 1969 in Los Angeles, CA growing up in south central LA’s Compton neighborhood. åÊIce Cube did officially change his name to Ice Cube. åÊCube’s mother worked as a hospital clerk and his father was a groundskeeper at UCLA. åÊCube began writing raps in high school typing class. åÊHe was also played point guard in high school at Taft High School. åÊThe rapper/actor went on to University of Phoenix Institute of Technology and studied architectural drafting. åÊCube formed a group C.I.A and performed at parties hosted by Dr. Dre. åÊDre recognized cube’s talent and had him help write raps for his new record label. åÊEventually the friendship with Dre let do the formation of the hyper successful rap group N.W.A.
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Cube was a singer songwriter for N.W.A. with his biggest hit “Straight Outta Compton”. åÊHowever in 1990 Cube quit the group citing business differences. åÊHe went on to have a successful solo career with albums such as “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted.” åÊCube wrote produced and toured with other artists including Public Enemy, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, George Clinton, Big Daddy Kane, Dr. Dre, and Cypress Hill. åÊIn 1991 Cube starred in the break out hit movie Boyz n the Hood with fellow break out actor Cuba Gooding Jr. and Laurence Fishburne. åÊCube delivered an outstandingly solid performance and won Chicago Film Critics Association Awards for “Most Promising Actor” and was nominated for “Best Supporting Actor” by the same group. åÊCube proved to be very talented by going on to co-write the cult classicåÊFriday in 1995. åÊHe also wroteåÊAll About the BenjaminsåÊand has 25 producer credits to his name – some of which he was Executive Producer. åÊHe has 7 writer credits to his name included the two uber successful films mentioned above as well as 36 acting credits and a whopping 58 soundtrack credits. åÊCube also released the 30 for 30 documentary for ESPN “Straight Outta L.A.” about the L.A. Raiders. åÊThe editors at NWE agree that seeing Ice Cube in a movie is a relief because he always delivers a solid performance that is sure to please.
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It is reported that Cube has a large car collection. åÊHe is a fan of 63/64 Impala style low riders as can be seen in the filmåÊBoys n the Hood. åÊOther than the fact that he is mega wealthy not too much is really known about Cube’s wealth. åÊA common theme in interviews with the rapper turned actor is that he will always have a special place in his heart from his neighborhood roots growing up and that identity will always be a part of who he is. åÊCommenting about the current state of the rap game Cube stated that corporate college kids are calling the shots and are not “down and dirty in it.” åÊ In another interview Cube stated that he now has a nice family and a nice home but that all of his colleagues growing up are still in Compton keeping that way of life going and that is where his true heart will always be. åÊMTV Cribs did feature Ice Cube and true to form he took them to his Compton house growing up, which was very modest. åÊNo doubt Cube is styling today, but he will never forget who he is and where he came from.In the Impala!