Ice Cube

Ice Cube

Biography

Ice Cube (born O'Shea Jackson 15.06.1969) Ice Cube is an American rapper, actor and record producer and movie director. He is best known for being considered a founding member of gangsta rap.

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Ice Cube has a net worth of 140 million USD.

Childhood: Ice Cube was born in South Central Los Angeles, California, to Doris and Hosea Jackson. He studied at William Howard Taft Charter High School in Los Angeles. Inspired by hip hop music from an early age, Ice Cube began writing his own raps during classes at school. When he was 12, his half-sister was killed by her boyfriend in a murder/suicide. Ice Cube met a 19-year-old Dr. Dre in 1984. In 1987, Ice Cube attended Phoenix Institute of Technology where he studied architectural drafting.

Career: In 1987, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre teamed up to make the rap group Cru' in Action! or C.I.A. and released the single 'My Posse'. Ice Cube then wrote the song 'Boyz-n-the-Hood' for rapper Eazy-E, who later joined Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, along with MC Ren and DJ Yella to form the group N.W.A. The group then released their debut studio album, 'Straight Outta Compton', on 8th August, 1988. The album was cited as the birth of the 'gangster rap' genre. Ice Cube fell out with the group's manager and left, although as he had written most of the music for both N.W.A. and Eazy-E's debut solo album, he took legal action against the manager and record label. In 1989, Ice Cube began recording his critically acclaimed debut solo album, 'AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted'. The album was released in May, 1990, as was his 'Kill at Will' EP, which became the first ever hip hop EP to go platinum. The following year, Ice Cube released his second solo album, 'Death Certificate', which was seen by many as a controversial album for it's racist and anti-Semitic messages. In 1992, Ice Cube released his most successful album, 'The Predator', which took cues from the second film in the 'Predator' franchise and the Los Angeles riots from the same year; the album became double platinum. 1994 saw Ice Cube reunite with Dr. Dre for the duet song 'Natural Born Killaz'. In 1996, Ice Cube worked with WC and Mack 10 on the group Westside Connection, and they released the album 'Bow Down' in the same year; 'Bow Down' had become a certified platinum record by 1997. Ice Cube worked on a number of solo projects, including 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', 2010's 'I Am the West' and 2015's 'Everythang's Corrupt'.

Personal Life: On 26th April, 1992, Ice Cube married Kimberly Woodruff. The couple had four children: O'Shea, Jr., Darryl, Kareema, and Sharif. : O'Shea, Jr. and Darryl became the rappers OMG and Doughboy, and both featured on Ice Cube's 2010 album, 'I Am the West'.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Ice Cube Comments On Bill Maher 'N-Word' Controversy


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Veteran rapper Ice Cube has hit out at talk show host Bill Maher after his casual use of the n-word during an interview last week, saying “you gotta know when to shut up”.

However, the former N.W.A. star also questioned the nature of the outrage that has engulfed the conversation since has not been particularly constructive. He’s due to appear on Maher’s chat show ‘Real Time’ this Friday, and it seems likely that he’ll be taking the host to task over his throwaway, unscripted remark.

On last Friday’s episode (June 2nd) of HBO’s real time, Maher was speaking to Republican senator Ben Sasse when the politician invited him to “work in the fields” with him in his state of Nebraska.

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Ice Cube and Kimberly Woodruff at the premiere of Fist Fight - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 14th February 2017

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XXx: Return Of Xander Cage Review

OK

It's been 15 years since Vin Diesel walked away from his XXX role, killing off the character before the 2005 sequel. Both films were pretty terrible, mindless action connected by the thinnest imaginable plots. And this franchise relaunch is just as random, with a nonsensical thriller storyline that exists merely to string together a sequence of explosive stunt trickery. Thankfully, this time the cast and crew make it clear that they know how preposterous this is.

No, Xander (Diesel) isn't dead. He's whizzing around the jungles of the Dominican Republic, wooing sweaty, scantily clad babes and keeping the locals cheering at his exploits. Then CIA black ops director Marke (Toni Collette) appears to draft him back into the XXX programme, because she needs to recapture a gadget terrorists are using to drop satellites from orbit onto carefully chosen targets. OK, sure. X assembles a team of his old pals (actually newcomers, played by Kris Wu, Ruby Rose and Rory McCann), plus a hot computer geek (Nina Dobrev), and chases down the team of equally extreme baddies (Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Tony Jaa and Michael Bisping). And as they head to London, the Philippines and Detroit, everyone realises that there's something else going on here.

There probably isn't a law of physics that isn't broken in this movie. These characters fly, are shot, fall from great heights and are blown to smithereens, but emerge unscathed, apart from their excessive tattoos (Xander has somehow redesigned his logo neck art for the reboot). Refreshingly, everyone keeps their tongues firmly planted in their cheeks, winking at the camera at each ridiculous moment. Such as the chase in which motorcycles magically transform into water-bikes. Or when Xander does a spot of Alpine skiing through a rainforest. Or the frankly jaw-dropping weightless fight scene in a power-diving airplane.

Continue reading: XXx: Return Of Xander Cage Review

Ice Cube with his wife Kimberly Woodruff at the premiere of xXx: Return of Xander Cage held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 20th January 2017

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Ice Cube and Wife Kimberly Woodruff
Ice Cube and Wife Kimberly Woodruff

Ice Cube at the premiere of xXx: Return of Xander Cage held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 19th January 2017

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Ice Cube To Play Fagin In New 'Oliver Twist' Film


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Former N.W.A. legend Ice Cube is to play the role of Fagin in a new musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 'Oliver Twist'.

The rapper is also going to co-produce the movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with the Tony award-winning Thomas Kail, who worked on the hit musical ‘Hamilton’ with Lin-Manuel Miranda, set to make his debut as a film director.

'Oliver Twist' is the classic story of an orphan boy from a workhouse who falls in with a band of pickpockets and petty thieves in Victorian London, led by the sinister rogue Fagin.

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Kevin Hart poses alone and with friends and colleagues including: Ice Cube, Will Packer, Tim Story, Leron Gubler, and Mitch O'Farrell. The comedian has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. California, United States - Monday 10th October 2016

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Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Will Packer and Tim Story
Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Will Packer and Tim Story

Ice Cube performing at Afropunk Festival 2016 - Day 2 at Commodore Barry Park - Brooklyn, New York, United States - Sunday 28th August 2016

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Wild Life Festival 2016 - Live Review


After winning the Best New Festival Award in 2015, Wild Life was back at Brighton City Airport to now showcase and cement its date in the festival calendar as a major player. To do this, it would need to go one better, bring in something neoteric and exhilarating, whilst also landing some grand-musical heavyweights. They arrived in the form of grime's latest stars Stormzy and Skepta, American vets Ice Cube and Busta Rhymes, and pop artists Bastille.

Wild Life Festival 2016 - Live Review

It was the former N.W.A lyricist who had the crowd trembling at his figure tips though. Supported by no more than his son (not O'Shea Jackson who plays his father in Straight Outta Compton), Ice Cube was the penultimate act on Sunday's main stage and stole the show. The set of the weekend, despite co-curators Disclosure and Rudimental headlining the festival for successive years.

With both Stormzy and Skepta having tracks appear ubiquitously over all radio stations, this was their moment to shine, their moment under the spotlight. They appeared on the main stage Saturday and Sunday respectively and both seemed to revere their audience from the first moment, with Stormzy indicating it was the biggest and best crowd he had every performed at - it probably was for Skepta too.

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Dr Dre, Kendrick Lamar, The Game: Ice Cube Pulls Out All The Stops For Coachella 2016


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Ice Cube said he had some tricks up his sleeve for Coachella 2016, but no-one was expecting all this. The rapper managed to reunite with all surviving NWA members, including Dr Dre, on stage at the festival in Indio, California as well as introduce some very special additional guests.

NWANWA are reunited at Coachella 2016

Say what you like about rappers, but there's a tight bond between stars in the hip hop world - be it a bond of beef or a bond of brotherhood, and Ice Cube was certainly displaying the latter at Coachella's second weekend.

Continue reading: Dr Dre, Kendrick Lamar, The Game: Ice Cube Pulls Out All The Stops For Coachella 2016

'Straight Outta Compton' Used Different Trailers For Different Races On Facebook


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N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton used a unique marketing tactic to promote the movie on Facebook, creating different trailers for different races. Speaking at South by Southwest, Universal’s EVP of digital marketing, Doug Neil, and Facebook’s entertainment head, Jim Underwood, described the ‘customised racial marketing’ they used to promote the biopic, which became a box office hit last year.

Straight Outta ComptonStraight Outta Compton used different trailers for different races on Facebook.

Neil said that during the promotion of the film, they embarked on a ‘specialised Facebook marketing effort’ which was led by Universal’s ‘multicultural team’ in conjunction with its Facebook team.

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Barbershop 3: The Next Cut Trailer


The Barbershop gang are back once again. Having had to team up with Angie's ladies salon to be able to stay afloat, the Barbershop is no longer a man only zone and not all of Calvin's customers are happy having to share but they make it work.

Sharing the salon floor is the least of the towns problems, ever more frequently their streets are being overrun by gangs fighting for territory, new corner boys and customers. Calvin and the residents who love their town and want it returning to its former state, decide to take matters into their own hands.

Barbershop: The Next Cut is the forth film in franchise which includes a spinoff called Beauty Shop. The film was directed by Malcolm D. Lee who directed the hugely successful 'The Best Man' series of films.

Christina Hendricks Will Reportedly Join Ice Cube For 'Fist Fight'


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Former ‘Mad Men’ actress Christina Hendricks is reportedly in talks to join comedy Fist Fight, starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day. According to The Hollywood Reporter Hendricks is in negotiations with New Line to star in the comedy, which begins production this month.

Christina HendricksChristina Hendricks will reportedly join Ice Cube in Fist Fight.

Hendricks is said to be up for the role of a drama teacher who has a crush on Ice Cube’s character. The film follows two very opposite teachers (played by Cube and ‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s’ Day) who work in a run-down school system and end up challenging each other to a fist fight.

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Chelsea Clinton’s Thinks It’s “Awesome” Kanye West Wants To Run For President


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Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Democrat nominee hopeful Hillary Clinton, revealed she thinks Kanye West’s decision to run for President in 2020 is “awesome”. Clinton’s enthusiasm isn’t necessarily with West’s policies but with his ability to inspire young people to get involved in politics.

Chelsea ClintonChelsea Clinton at the Jazz Foundation of America's 24th Annual Jazz Loft Party in New York, May 2015.

Read More: Kanye West’s VMA 2015 Speech & Four Other Of His Most Bizarre Speeches.

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Ice Cube On Kanye West’s Presidential Run: “Who’s Better Than Kanye To Run?”


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Ice Cube will support Kanye West if he runs for President in 2020. The 46-year-old rapper, who produced this summer’s hit movie Straight Outta Compton, revealed his political preference in a recent interview.

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Read More: Kanye West’s VMA 2015 Speech & Four Other Of His Most Bizarre Speeches.

Continue reading: Ice Cube On Kanye West’s Presidential Run: “Who’s Better Than Kanye To Run?”

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Ice Cube

Date of birth

15th June, 1973

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.73






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Ice Cube Movies

xXx: Return of Xander Cage Movie Review

xXx: Return of Xander Cage Movie Review

It's been 15 years since Vin Diesel walked away from his XXX role, killing off...

Fist Fight Trailer

Fist Fight Trailer

It's safe to say that most kids experience some kind of big fight in the...

Ride Along 2 Movie Review

Ride Along 2 Movie Review

Ice Cube and Kevin Hart reteam for a sequel no one really asked for, following...

Barbershop 3: The Next Cut Trailer

Barbershop 3: The Next Cut Trailer

The Barbershop gang are back once again. Having had to team up with Angie's ladies...

Straight Outta Compton Movie Review

Straight Outta Compton Movie Review

This biopic gallops through the career of groundbreaking gangsta rappers N.W.A, working its way through...

Straight Outta Compton - Family Legacy Featurette Trailer

Straight Outta Compton - Family Legacy Featurette Trailer

'Straight Outta Compton' is the upcoming biopic of break-out rap collective the NWA, co-produced by...

Ride Along 2 Trailer

Ride Along 2 Trailer

These guys give a new meaning to the term brother-in-law. After an eventful case that...

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The Book Of Life Trailer

The Book Of Life Trailer

Manolo has a lot of pressure forced upon him from his family regarding his future,...

Get On Up Trailer

Get On Up Trailer

The stars of the upcoming James Brown biopic 'Get On Up', Viola Davis, Nelsan Ellis...

22 Jump Street Movie Review

22 Jump Street Movie Review

A consistently hilarious stream of in-jokes keeps the audience in fits of laughter even if...

Book Of Life Trailer

Book Of Life Trailer

In Mexico, two best friends Manolo (Diego Luna) and Joaquin (Channing Tatum) fall in love...

22 Jump Street Trailer

22 Jump Street Trailer

After a pretty traumatic time returning to high school to uncover the source of a...

22 Jump Street - International Trailer

22 Jump Street - International Trailer

Schmidt and Jenko are two young cops who thought they'd seen the last of student...

Ride Along Movie Review

Ride Along Movie Review

There's a decent premise to this action-comedy, but the filmmakers can't be bothered to put...

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