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O'Shea Jackson born June I:Cube - 3, known professionally as Ice Cubeis an American rapper, actor, producer, director and writer.
Ice Cube initially gained recognition in as a member of the hip hop group C. A Ambi2 - Various - Mind Out. Dre and Eazy Eformed the group Lento - Amén - Libre. Awhere he gained extreme notoriety as the group's primary songwriter and performer, noted for becoming one of the founding artists of gangsta rapand pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music, as well as visual imagery in music videos.
After leaving N. A in DecemberIce Cube embarked on a successful solo career, releasing the albums AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted and Death Certificateboth of which have attained platinum certification in the United Waiting - Craig Bethell - A Day Full Of You, A Night Tired Of Me, while also being classed as defining albums of the s. Much of his musical output has contained harsh socio-political commentary and storytelling, which has earned him several accolades from multiple publications and artists, often cited as an influence and one of I:Cube - 3 best rappers of all time.
Following the release of Death CertificateIce Cube transitioned into film, where his popularity was further enhanced by his starring role in Boyz n the Hoodwhere his performance was heavily praised. He also wrote and starred in the Friday film series, which contributed to reinventing his public image as a movie star.
Ice Cube Intro - Agitator - Bleak also featured in the BarbershopRide Alongand XXX film series, while also serving as a producer to several other films, including Straight Outta Comptona biographical film depicting the career of N.
As I:Cube - 3 businessman, Ice Cube has founded his clothing line, Solo by Cube, as well as the 3 on 3 basketball league Big3which primarily features retired NBA players. Kiddo lost. He is quoted as saying "He threatened to slam me into a freezer and pull me out when I was an ice cube.
I just started using that name, and it just caught on. At the age I:Cube - 3 16, Jackson sold his first song to future N. Being passionate about architecture, he studied architectural drafting. Not sure of whether his rap career would work out, he would turn to become an architecture draftsman as a career backup. Dre soon entered the recording industry as a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru.
Dre saw Cube's potential as a writer and had him assist with writing Wreckin Cru's big L. While Dr. Dre was DJing at L. InIce Cube released the Dr. Dre produced single " My Posse " with his group C.
Cru' In Action! A that also included Dr. Ice Cube was the only member of N. A who is not from Compton, California where it was formed. By this point Ice Cube was a full-time member of N. A along with Dr. Dre and MC Ren. Ice Cube wrote Dr. However, towards the end ofIce Cube found himself at odds with I:Cube - 3 group's manager, Jerry Hellerafter rejecting Heller's proposed contract terms.
It was released in May and was an instant hit, riding and contributing to the rising tide of rap's popularity in mainstream society. The album was charged with controversy, and he was accused of misogyny and racism. This was followed by a critically acclaimed role I:Cube - 3 Doughboy in John Singleton 's violent crime drama, Boyz n the Hood.
His second album Death Certificate was released in The album was regarded as more focused, yet even more controversial, and critics accused him again of being anti-white, misogynist, and antisemitic. The Con que derecho - Fernando Resto y su Orquesta - Rompiendo noche is thematically divided into two sides: the 'Death Side' "a vision of where we are today" and the 'Life Side' "a vision of where we need to go".
It features " No Vaseline ", a scathing response to N. A's '' Miles and Runnin'' as well as "Black Korea," a track regarded by some as prophetic of the Los Angeles riotsbut also interpreted as racist by many. Ice Cube released his third album, The Predatorin November Referring specifically to that year's Los Angeles riotsin the first single, " Wicked ", he rapped "April 29 was power to the people, and we might just see a sequel". The album was generally well received by critics and remains his most successful release commercially, with over three million I:Cube - 3 sold in the US.
However, after The PredatorIce Cube's rap audience diminished. Cube's fourth album Lethal Injectionwhich was released at the end of and represented Ice Cube's first attempt at imitating the G-Funk sound of Dr. Dre's The Chronicwas not well received by critics. Afterhe took a hiatus from music and concentrated on film work and developing the careers of other rap musicians, Mack 10Mr. InIce Cube had reunited with former N.
A member Dr. The delayed sixth album, Volume 2was released in The albums featured appearances from Westside Connection as well as a reunion with fellow N. A members, Dr. Dre and MC Ren, though many fans maintained that the two albums were not on par with his past work, especially the second volume.
On October 12,he released a non-album track called 'Raider Nation' in tribute to the Oakland Raiders. The album featured the single "I Rep That West". It debuted at 22 on the Billboard and sold 22, copies in its first week.
Some of the album was used to engage in the East Coast—West Coast hip hop rivalry of the s. The album's eponymous single reached number 21 on the singles charts, and the album itself was certified Platinum by the end of With Bow DownWestside Connection brought their own agenda to the hip hop scene. Ice Cube, Mack 10 and WC had grown tired of being overlooked by most East Coast media outlets; the album was designed to instil a sense of pride in West Coast hip hop fans and to start a larger movement that some people who felt underappreciated might identify with.
Ice Cube would also eventually make amends with Eazy-E shortly before his death in March After a seven-year hiatus, Westside Connection returned with their second effort Terrorist Threats in The album fared well critically, but its sales fell short of Bow Down.
After a rift between Ice I:Cube - 3 and Mack 10 about Ice Cube's commitments to film work rather than touring with the I:Cube - 3 , Westside Connection disbanded. He handled most of the production on Guerillas in tha Mist. InLench Mob member, J-Dee, was sentenced to life imprisonment for attempted murder, and Ice Cube did not produce their next album, Planet of tha Apes.
He also did a song with Dr. Dre for the first time since he left N. Ice Cube appeared on the song " Children of the Korn " by the band Kornjoining I:Cube - 3 on the Family Values Tourand they also collaborated on 'Fuck Dying' from Cube's fifth album.
Ice Cube I:Cube - 3 appeared in D. In lateIce Cube and R. Cutler teamed up to create the six-part documentary series titled I:Cube - 3. In May Ice Cube complained that Oprah Winfrey would not welcome him and other rappers on her show. He has signed on to star in and Brother Moses Smote The Water - Various - Washboards.Kazoos.Banjos - The History Of Skiffle Welcome Back, Kottera big-screen adaptation of the s television series.
After launching that comeback album, Ice Cube toured across the world to promote it. Some places he has recently performed include the Paradiso in Amsterdam and various venues in England. After touring the U. InIce Cube performed at the Gathering of the JuggalosI:Cube - 3 returned to perform at the festival. Ice Cube has stated this album Tangerine Dream - Hyperborea 2008 a different direction than any one of his other albums.
The album was released independently under his label Lench Mob. Ice Cube has stated that "being independent is beautiful because we can do things 'out the box'.
In NovemberIce Cube stated via Twitter that he was I:Cube - 3 songs into the current album he's recording. He also stated he "always got an album coming out" which I:Cube - 3 that he isn't thinking of rap retirement to focus on acting in the near future.
Clark's Extra Pop Emporium. A music video for the album's first single of the same name was released on the day before the USA Election. Ice Cube explained the inspiration and reason for the song saying, "You know, this record is for the political heads.
This to me is more a leak at the right time, in time, to drop it. We could have dropped a more catchier tune, but the time wouldn't have been right. The time is right for "Everythang's Corrupt," so that's what we wanted to do. We wanted to drop it at this point and time, and then come with a visual to highlight what we're saying in the music.
This was the first time the duo had worked together since the N. Sean Deason - Allegory + Metaphor (Alton Miller Remixes) reunion in Ice Cube released a new single off Everythang's Corrupt after a lengthy break since "Crowded.
During an interview with Hallway Productionz Ice Cube stated that Everythang's Corrupt would be pushed back again, because he was focused on completing Straight Outta Compton. In OctoberI:Cube - 3 reported that the album would be released in Ice Cube was offered a co-star role with Janet Jackson for the romantic film Poetic Justice I:Cube - 3but he refused to play the role, which was given to Tupac Shakur instead. John Singleton had encouraged Ice Cube to try his hand at screenwriting, telling him, "If you can David Ardila - At Skool Ep a record, you can write a movie.
Inhe also starred in his second I:Cube - 3 with John Singleton, Higher Learningas university student Fudge.
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