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Ice Cube: Rap Icon and Movie Star

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Ice Cube is a recognized rapper and actor. His real name is O’Shea Jackson and he was born on June 15, 1969 in South Central Los Angeles. When Ice Cube began his career, he was a member of N.W.A. (Niggaz With Attitude), a hip hop group that was a commercial success. Today, his acting career has become a priority for him, but regardless of that, Ice Cube is considered an influential and iconic figure of hip hop. His songs include fearless raps filled with anger treating topics like racism and politics.

In 1989, Ice Cube left N.W.A. and recorded Straight Outta Compton, his first solo album; He recorded it in New York with Da Lench Mob and the Bomb Squad. In 1990, he released AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted, an instant hit that contributed to the rise of rap. Some songs of Ice Cube are: Black Korea, Dead Homiez, What Can I Do?, Really Doe, Natural Born Killaz, Friday, You Can Do It, Why We Thugs and Race Card.

Ice Cube has shown his talent and versatility as an actor in movies such as: Boyz N the Hood, Trespass, The Glass Shield, Higher Learning, Friday, Dangerous Ground, Anaconda, The Players Club, I Got the Hook Up, Three Kings, Thicker Than Water, Next Friday, Ghosts of Mars, All About the Benjamins, Barbershop, Friday After Next, Torque, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Are We There Yet?, xXx: State of the Union and Are We Done Yet?
British author Joel McIver wrote a biography of Ice Cube called: Ice Cube: Attitude; it was published by Sanctuary Books in 2002.

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