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Ice Cube


Ice Cube was born in South Central Los Angeles, to Doris (Benjamin), a custodian and hospital clerk, and Hosea Jackson, a UCLA groundskeeper. He first came to public notice as a singer and songwriter with the controversial and influential band N.W.A. His compositions with that group included many of the classic cuts from their debut LP "Straight ... See full bio »

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 2014 22 Jump Street (performer: "Drop Girl") / (writer: "Drop Girl" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Justin Timberlake (2014) ... (writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - uncredited)
 2013 In a World... (performer: "It Was A Good Day")
 2012/I The Watch (performer: "Straight Outta Compton (2002 Digital Remaster) [Explicit]") / (writer: "Boyz-N-The-Hood", "Straight Outta Compton (2002 Digital Remaster) [Explicit]")
 2012 A Fantastic Fear of Everything (performer: "Wrong Nigga 2 Fuck Wit") / (writer: "Wrong Nigga 2 Fuck Wit" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2012 21 Jump Street (writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (performer: "Your Money Or Your Life", "It Was A Good Day")
 2011 The Graham Norton Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Geoffrey Rush/Gwyneth Paltrow/Lady Gaga/Jason Byrne (2011) ... (writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - uncredited)
 2011/I Bridesmaids (performer: "Natural Born Killaz")
 2011 Take Me Home Tonight (writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2010 Due Date (performer: "Check Ya Self 2010") / (writer: "Check Ya Self 2010" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2010 One Night Stand (TV Series short) (2 episodes)
- Mac's Day Out (2010) ... ("Check Yo Self" (Remix))
- Pilot (2010) ... ("Natural Born Killaz")
  30 for 30 (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2010) (music - 1 episode, 2010)
- Straight Outta L.A. (2010) ... (lyrics: "Straight Outta Compton (Extended Mix Version)") / (music: "Straight Outta Compton (Extended Mix Version)")
 2009 Fame (writer: "The-Boyz-N-The-Hood" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2009 BET Awards 2009 (TV Special) (performer: "Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It")
 2009 Grindhouse: Collection of Non-Created Films (Documentary short) (performer: "Right Here Right Now")
 2008 Midnight Club: Los Angeles (Video Game) (performer: "Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It")
 2008 N.W.A.: The World's Most Dangerous Group (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "My Adidas")
 2008 Generation Kill (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Stay Frosty (2008) ... (writer: "Fuck tha Police" - as O'Shea Jackson)
- A Burning Dog (2008) ... (writer: "Gangsta Gangsta" - as O'Shea Jackson)
- The Cradle of Civilization (2008) ... (writer: "The Boyz in the Hood" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (performer: "Check Yo Self (Remix)") / (writer: "Check Yo Self (Remix)" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2008 Street Kings (writer: "This Is Los Angeles")
 2008 Crips and Bloods: Made in America (Documentary) (performer: "The Nigga Trap")
 2007 Who's Your Caddy? (writer: "Straight outta Compton")
 2006 Beerfest (writer: "Dr. Bombay" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2006 Waist Deep (performer: "Child Support") / (writer: "Child Support" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2005 Fuck (Documentary) (writer: "Fuck tha Police" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2005 American Wasteland (Video Game) (performer: "Burn Hollywood Burn") / (writer: "Burn Hollywood Burn")
 2005 Harsh Times (writer: "Boyz-N-The-Hood" - as O. Jackson)
 2005 xXx: State of the Union (performer: "Anybody Seen the Popo's?!") / (writer: "Anybody Seen the Popo's?!" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) (performer: "It Was A Good Day") / (writer: "It Was A Good Day")
 2003 Hollywood Homicide (performer: "Get 'Em Up") / (writer: "Get 'Em Up" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2002 Dark Blue (writer: "F... tha Police" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2002 The Hot Chick (writer: "Bow Down" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2002 Friday After Next (performer: "Big Boys") / (writer: "Big Boys", "It's the Holidaze" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2002 OT: Our Town (Documentary) (writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2002 Ali G Indahouse ("STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON")
 2002 Blade II (performer: "Right Here, Right Now") / (writer: "Right Here, Right Now" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2002 All About the Benjamins (performer: "$100 Bill Y'all") / (writer: "$100 Bill Y'all" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2001 How High (writer: "Chin Check")
 2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (writer: "Fuck Tha Police")
 2001 Scary Movie 2 (writer: "If I Had No Loot" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2001 Copperfield: Tornado of Fire (TV Special) ("Dope Man")
 2001 Save the Last Dance (as O'Shea Jackson, "You Can Do It") / (performer: "You Can Do It")
 2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds (performer: "Roll All Day") / (writer: "Roll All Day")
 2000 Next Friday (performer: "You Can Do It") / (writer: "You Can Do It", "Chin Check" - as O. Jackson)
 1999 Office Space (performer: "Down for Whatever" (1993)) / (writer: "Down for Whatever" (1993) - as O'Shea Jackson)
 1998 I Got the Hook Up (performer: "Ghetto Vet")
 1998 Bulworth (performer: "Maniac in the Brainiac", "Wrong Nigga to F*** Wit") / (writer: "Maniac in the Brainiac") / (writer: "Wrong Nigga to F*** Wit" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 1998 The Players Club (performer: "You Delinquent", "We Be Clubbin'", "Who Are You Lovin'", "You Know I'm a Ho") / (writer: "You Delinquent", "We Be Clubbin'", "Who Are You Lovin'", "You Know I'm a Ho")
 1997 Nothing to Lose (performer: "If I Had No Loot") / (writer: "If I Had No Loot" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 1997 Anaconda (writer: "Foe Life")
 1997 Dangerous Ground (performer: "The World Is Mine") / (writer: "The World Is Mine")
 1997 ECW as Good as It Gets (Video) (performer: "Natural Born Killaz")
 1995 Friday (performer: "Friday") / (writer: "You Got Me Wide Open", "Friday")
 1995 Higher Learning (performer: "HIGHER") / (writer: "HIGHER" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 1994 Street Fighter (performer: "Street Fighter") / (writer: "Street Fighter")
 1994 Blankman (producer: "Talk of the Town")
 1994 Hoop Dreams (Documentary) (writer: "Turn Off the Radio")
 1993 Menace II Society (writer: "DOPEMAN" (REMIX) - as O'Shea Jackson)
 1993 CB4 (performer: "Steady Mobbin'") / (writer: "Straight Outta Compton", "Steady Mobbin'")
 1992 Trespass (performer: "Trespass") / (writer: "Trespass")
 1991 Grand Canyon (writer: "F*** the Police")
 1991 Boyz n the Hood (performer: "How to Survive in South Central") / (producer: "Mama Don't Take No Mess", "Every Single Weekend", "How to Survive in South Central") / (writer: "Mama Don't Take No Mess", "Every Single Weekend", "How to Survive in South Central")
 1991 New Jack City (writer: "STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON")
 1990 The Freshman (writer: "STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON")
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Other Works:

(11/17/98) Album: "War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc)" (Priority Records). NOTE: Hit #7 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart in the first week, selling 180,000 copies. See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Interviews | 11 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Westside Connection | O'Shea Jackson | N.W.A. | NWA | Ice Cube Nwa

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think reading is important in any form. I think a person who's trying to learn to like reading should start off reading about a topic they are interested in, or a person they are interested in. See more »

Trivia:

Owns and operates his own record label, Lench Mob Records; and production company, Cube Vision. See more »

Trademark:

Dark menacing scowling eyes See more »

Nickname:

Cube

Star Sign:

Gemini

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