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South Central Los Angeles, California (1986 – present)

O’Shea Jackson (born June 15, 1969 in South Central Los Angeles, California), better known as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor, producer and film director known for being a member of the controversial rap group N.W.A.

He released his solo debut album, “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted,” in 1990 to critical and commercial success, although upon its release he was accused of racism and misogyny. He has since released 1991’s “Death Certificate”, 1992’s “The Predator”, 1993’s “Lethal Injection”, 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”, and 2010’s “I Am the West.”

Ice Cube was raised in South Central by his parents, both of whom were employed at UCLA. He began writing raps while attending William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California, most notably “Boyz ‘N Tha Hood”, which later became famous when done by N.W.A in 1986.

Cube and a friend, Sir Jinx, rapped as a partnership called C.I.A. at parties hosted by Dr. Dre. After a brief stint in a group called “Hbo”, Cube showed Eazy-E “Boyz ‘N Da Hood,” and the pair, plus Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, The Arabian Prince and MC Ren, formed N.W.A.

Cube took one year off to earn a degree in architectural drafting in Phoenix in 1987 but returned in time to participate in N.W.A’s debut album, Straight Outta Compton. The album attracted much notoriety for the group, from the FBI and concerned citizen and parent groups.

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  • TschulietLoisFM

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    3 Jan 8:55am Reply
  • vividserenity

    >>"The album was charged with controversy, and he was accused of misogyny and racism. Subsequently, Ice Cube appointed the female rapper Yo-Yo (who appeared on AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted) to the head of his own record label and helped produce her debut album, Make Way for the Motherlode." As a female I think people are oversensitive with feminist issues. Everybody knows urban culture is and has been behind the curve with gender equality, perpetuated by actual prostitution, sex trade, groupies, etc. Does that make rappers view of women correct? No. Does that mean it's a bad influence to young and stupid, malleable minds? Yes. Does that mean we should shut off free speech and pretend it isn't happening? ABSOLUTELY NOT. This starts a conversation, just like every other form of controversial art.

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Damianek666XD

    GAYYY FaGG

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Amir-AA

    the westcoast don

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • KingNoCrown

    Anyways, Cube one of my all time favs. Still going strong and excited to see how this new album sounds.

    20 Nov 2014 Reply
  • KingNoCrown

    Hey remember when he used to do rap? Yeah! I couldn't believe either! [2] Still does and he's damn good. Everythang's Corrupt is one of the best songs he's ever put out.

    20 Nov 2014 Reply
  • podgethebastard

    he was shit after predator

    10 Nov 2014 Reply
  • djcoolak

    fly

    6 Nov 2014 Reply
  • djcoolak

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    6 Nov 2014 Reply
  • shishkebabz

    YOU CAN DO IT PUT YOUR BACK INTO IT.

    3 Nov 2014 Reply
  • orivaa

    Infiltrate the dealers, find the suppliers!

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Zeekstey

    Hey remember when he used to do rap? Yeah! I couldn't believe either!

    2 Oct 2014 Reply
  • nathanzera

    Raw Footage is the shit!

    13 Sep 2014 Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    overrated

    5 Sep 2014 Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    Awesome rapper and actor!

    4 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Dhivanna

    drop girl ♥

    1 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Yhavimoth

    Drop girl sounds like some radio lil wayne crap.

    26 Jul 2014 Reply
  • alefspfc

    drop girl is the worst song on his career

    25 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Wookash1111

    He is my fav rapper.

    10 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Embryonicboy

    Looking forward to the NWA film

    1 Jul 2014 Reply
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