Ice Cube

Real Name:
O'Shea Jackson
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Born: June 15, 1969, South Central Los Angeles, California

His DJ was Crazy Toones (deceased, R.I.P.), brother of Los Angeles rap legend, WC who tours as Ice Cube's hype man and also member of Westside Connection.

Ice Cube began his career with the C.I.A., a group comprised of Ice Cube and his neighbor, Sir Jinx. Jinx would later introduce him to his cousin, Dr. Dre. After doing performances with Dre, they teamed up with Yella, Eazy-E, MC Ren, and The Arabian Prince to form the most iconic "gangsta rap" group of all time, N.W.A.. He broke away at the height of their national notoriety, after realizing he was being swindled out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by Ruthless Records. Although he left N.W.A., Cube still wanted Dre to produce his solo debut album. Eazy contractually rejected this request, because Dre was the producer for his record label (Ruthless) and he felt betrayed that Cube left the group. Ice Cube left N.W.A. and formed Da Lench Mob with his neighborhood friends Sir Jinx, K-Dee, Dazzie Dee, T-Bone (2), J-Dee, Shorty (2), female lyricist Yo-Yo, Chilly Chill, and Ice Cube's cousin, Del the Funky Homosapien.

Cube began looking for other producers to produce his solo. He approached Public Enemy, who were already busy recording their third album, "Fear of a Black Planet" and scoring the "Juice" Soundtrack. So instead, they recommended him to 3rd Bass' producer Sam Sever; but Sam failed to show up to the meeting with Cube. Cube also had informed Public Enemy and their producers, The Bomb Squad, that when he mentioned to Eazy that he might employ them as his producers, Eazy "rolled his eyes" as if they were inadequate to do the job as successfully as Dre. When The Bomb Squad learned of this, they fully agreed to produce Cube's first solo project. In addition to The Bomb Squad, he also got fellow Lench Mob producer Sir Jinx and DJ Pooh to produce tracks as well.

On his initial solo release, Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted Ice Cube injected virulent political and cultural rhetoric that stepped above N.W.A's gangbanging braggadocio. Ice Cube squashed the bi-coastal rap rivalry and collaborated with New York's hip-hop heavyweights Public Enemy. Their production team, The Bomb Squad, produced Amerikkka's Most Wanted. Ice Cube became a lightning rod for attracting attacks from rock critics and moralists for his lyrical content. Time has shown that the ruthless words and pointed imagery on both Amerikkka's Most Wanted and 1991's Prophetic pre-LA riots "Death Certificate" were not included for shock-value. The message construed in his rhymes presaged Los Angeles's incendiary reaction to the outcome of the Rodney King trial. On his album "Death Certificate", Cube introduces local L.A. legends Deadly Threat and Kam on the song "Color Blind". The production was mainly handled by DJ Pooh, Rashad Coes, and Bobcat of The Boogie Men (along with Sir Jinx and Ice Cube himself). America was now listening to Ice Cube. Ice Cube - Death Certificate debuted at #1 on the R&B Album chart and #2 on the Top 200 Album chart. In 1992, Ice Cube continued his vocal incursion into suburban America with a role in John Singleton's epic film on South Central LA, Boyz In The Hood and by touring on the second Lollapalooza. His next release, Ice Cube - The Predator, galvanized him as the premiere multi-platinum West Coast hip-hop Icon. It debuted at #1 on both the R&B and Top 200 Album charts. Ice Cube - The Predator was an epilogue to the LA riots and while Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day provides a hassle-free moment in a Compton day, there is still dissonance in Ice Cube's America. 1993's Lethal Injection sees Ice Cube morphing into his "Don Mega" persona that permeates his War & Peace albums and projects with Westside Connection. These first four albums set him up for his later successes. In addition to his War & Peace two-album series, Ice Cube has recently starred in The Friday After Next, the 3rd installment of his multi-million dollar earning Friday movie franchise, Player's Club, Barbershop, and "Straight Outta Compton", the biopic about N.W.A.
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Albums

V4 7 2438 32731 40, V4 32731 Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted album art Ice Cube AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (Album, Comp, EP) Priority Records V4 7 2438 32731 40, V4 32731 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
4XL 57155 Ice Cube - Death Certificate album art Ice Cube Death Certificate (Album) Priority Records 4XL 57155 US 1991 Sell This Version
BRCD 592, 514 351-2 Ice Cube - The Predator album art Ice Cube The Predator (Album) Priority Records BRCD 592, 514 351-2 France 1992 Sell This Version
P1 53876 Ice Cube - Lethal Injection album art Ice Cube Lethal Injection (Album, Comp) Priority Records P1 53876 US 1993 Sell This Version
P2 50700 Ice Cube - War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc) album art Ice Cube War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc) (Album) Priority Records P2 50700 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Ice Cube - War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc) album art Ice Cube War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc) (Album) Priority Records none France 2000 Sell This Version
none Ice Cube - Laugh Now, Cry Later album art Ice Cube Laugh Now, Cry Later (Album) Lench Mob Records none US 2006 Sell This Version
none Ice Cube - Laugh Now, Cry Later (The New Album In Stores June 6th) album art Ice Cube Laugh Now, Cry Later (The New Album In Stores June 6th)(CD, Mixed, Promo) Lench Mob Records none US 2006 Sell This Version
660949 Ice Cube - Raw  Footage album art Ice Cube Raw Footage (Album) Lench Mob Records 660949 China 2008 Sell This Version
LMR01CD, 509996 41882 2 5 Ice Cube - I Am The West album art Ice Cube I Am The West (Album) Lench Mob Records, Lench Mob Records LMR01CD, 509996 41882 2 5 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
B0029379-02 Ice Cube - Everythangs Corrupt album art Ice Cube Everythangs Corrupt (Album) Lench Mob Records, Interscope Records B0029379-02 US 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PVL 07294 Ice Cube - Endangered Species (Tales From The Darkside) (Remix) / Dead Homiez album art Ice Cube Endangered Species (Tales From The Darkside) (Remix) / Dead Homiez (Single) Priority Records PVL 07294 US 1990 Sell This Version
VL7220, VL 7220 Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted album art Ice Cube AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (Maxi, Single) Priority Records, Priority Records VL7220, VL 7220 US 1990 Sell This Version
SPRO-79390 Ice Cube - Played Like A Piano album art King Tee Featuring Ice Cube And Breeze (2) King Tee Featuring Ice Cube And Breeze (2) - Played Like A Piano(12", TP) Capitol Records SPRO-79390 US 1990 Sell This Version
BRLMX 572 Ice Cube - Kill At Will album art Ice Cube Kill At Will (EP) Priority Records BRLMX 572 UK 1990 Sell This Version
PVL 07290 Ice Cube - Who's The Mack album art Ice Cube Who's The Mack(12", Promo) Priority Records PVL 07290 US 1990 Sell This Version
0-96365 Ice Cube - You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo album art Yo-Yo Featuring Ice Cube Yo-Yo Featuring Ice Cube - You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo(12") EastWest Records America 0-96365 US 1991 Sell This Version
12 BRW 239, 866 353-1 Ice Cube - Steady Mobbin' album art Ice Cube Steady Mobbin' (Single) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 239, 866 353-1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
12BRW282 DJ Ice Cube - Wicked album art Ice Cube Wicked (Single) Priority Records 12BRW282 DJ UK 1992 Sell This Version
SPRO 6637 Ice Cube - Wicked / U Ain't Gonna Take My Life album art Ice Cube Wicked / U Ain't Gonna Take My Life (Maxi, Single) Priority Records SPRO 6637 US 1992 Sell This Version
DPRO 6651 Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day album art Ice Cube It Was A Good Day (Maxi, Single) Priority Records DPRO 6651 US 1992 Sell This Version
DPRO 6636 Ice Cube - True To The Game / Givin' Up The Nappy Dug Out album art Ice Cube True To The Game / Givin' Up The Nappy Dug Out (Single) Priority Records DPRO 6636 US 1992 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-5520 Ice Cube - Trespass album art Ice-T and Ice Cube Ice-T and Ice Cube - Trespass (Single) Sire PRO-CD-5520 US 1992 Sell This Version
BRCD 302, 858 171-2 Ice Cube - Really Doe / My Skin Is My Sin album art Ice Cube Really Doe / My Skin Is My Sin (Maxi, Single) Priority Records BRCD 302, 858 171-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
12 BRW 303 DJ Ice Cube - You Know How We Do It album art Ice Cube You Know How We Do It (Single, Maxi) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 303 DJ UK 1993 Sell This Version

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eevilee

eevilee

November 11, 2018
Excellent bio above! It's very in-depth and detailed, more than wikipedia gives, and more than I could easily glean for myself without a lot of research. Thanks.

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