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Ice Cube

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'O'Shea Jackson (born June 15, 1969), better known by his stage name Ice Cube', is an American hip hop artist, record producer, actor, screenwriter, film producer, and director. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes). After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, he built a successful solo career in music, and also as a writer, director, actor and producer in cinema. Additionally, he has served as one of the producers of the Showtime television series Barbershop and the TBS series Are We There Yet?, both of which are based upon the films in which he portrayed the lead character. As of July 2014, Ice Cube sold over 38 million records in the United States.

Ice Cube is noted as a proficient lyricist and storyteller and is regarded as a brutally honest rapper; his lyrics are often political as well as violent, and he is considered one of the founding artists in gangsta rap. He was ranked #8 on MTV's list of the 10 Greatest MCs of All Time, while fellow rapper Snoop Dogg ranked Ice Cube as the greatest MC of all time. About.com ranked him #11 on its list of the "Top 50 Greatest MCs of Our Time." AllMusic has called him one of hip-hop's best and most controversial artists, as well as "one of rap's greatest storytellers." In 2012, The Source ranked him #14 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.

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Rapper Ice Cube makes film to promote Los Angeles' architecture - video

Rapper Ice Cube makes film to promote Los Angeles' architecture - video

The former architecture student says The Eames House is 'going green 1949 style, bitch'

  • Dec 8, 2011
Ice Cube to write and produce TV comedy

Ice Cube to write and produce TV comedy

  • Nov 3, 2008
Ice Cube announces one-off UK show

Ice Cube announces one-off UK show

  • Jun 6, 2008
Snoop Dogg to tour with Ice Cube

Snoop Dogg to tour with Ice Cube

  • Dec 6, 2006
THE NON-SOFT BULLETIN!

THE NON-SOFT BULLETIN!

  • Mar 11, 2004

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