Ice Cube

O’Shea Jackson, also know as Ice Cube was born in 1969. He was growing up in South Central Los Angeles. Ice Cube’s interest for Rap started showing in high school. Ice Cube went away to Phoenix Arizona to study architecture. When He returned he began his raping career.

In return to Los Angeles in 1987 He released a few 12 inches with “My Posse”. He worked with his crew C.I.A , World Class Wrecking Crew and then the contentious N.W.A. This crew know as N.W.A was The first group to bring gangster rap to mainstream. This crew was very triumphant. This crew generated a lot of controversy by the media and their trademark aggressive, chauvinist, homophobic words. They sold millions of albums ,although it was the only album they released together. Ice cube was not happy with the group’s management. As a result he quit the N.W.A. In 1989 he moved to New York, there he joined Da Lench Mob. After that recorded his solo album 1990’s “Americas Most Wanted”. Ice Cube Produced an album for rapper Yo-Yo, “Bonnie to his Clyde”. He has produced and remixed albums for other artists including K- Dee as well as Anotha Level.

In addition Ice Cube appeared in the popular movie Boyz N The Hood. There are as well other not so popular movies he has appeared in such as the Glass Shield, Trespass, Higher Learning and also the unwatchable Anaconda. Ice Cube In also co-wrote and appeared in Friday. He wrote and produced The Players Club. Finally his number one Pop and R&B charts was “Today Was A Good Day”. In 1991 his number two Death certificate went platinum even though it contained an anti-Semitic rant. In 1993’s “Lethal Injection”. Then he formed a group Westside Connection. He appeared on the Lollapalooza tour. Then his latest accomplishment were the up in smoke tour, which was extended. War and Peace is his latest double CD. Now he plans to have a reunion of N.W.A with Dr. Dre, Mc Ren and Snoop Dog replacing Eazy –E who died of aids. Hopefully this reunion will be as successful if not better than their last productions together.

Works Cited

  • Rolling Artists : Ice Cube: Biography Sept.6, 2000