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.

Previously enrolled at the Phoenix Institute Of Technology in the fall 1987 semester & graduated with a diploma in architectural drafting.
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V4 7 2438 32731 40, V4 32731 AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted — Ice Cube Ice Cube AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (Album, EP, Comp) Priority Records V4 7 2438 32731 40, V4 32731 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
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4XL 57155 Death Certificate — Ice Cube Ice Cube Death Certificate (Album) Priority Records 4XL 57155 US 1991 Sell This Version
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BRCD 592, 514 351-2 The Predator — Ice Cube Ice Cube The Predator (Album) Priority Records BRCD 592, 514 351-2 France 1992 Sell This Version
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P1 53876 Lethal Injection — Ice Cube Ice Cube Lethal Injection (Album, Comp) Priority Records P1 53876 US 1993 Sell This Version
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none War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc) — Ice Cube Ice Cube War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc) (Album) Priority Records none Worldwide 1998 Sell This Version
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none War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc) — Ice Cube Ice Cube War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc) (Album) Priority Records, Lench Mob Records none Worldwide 2000 Sell This Version
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none Laugh Now, Cry Later — Ice Cube Ice Cube Laugh Now, Cry Later (Album) Lench Mob Records none US 2006 Sell This Version
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none Cali Untouchable Radio 11 — Ice Cube DJ Strong / DJ Warrior / Ice Cube DJ Strong / DJ Warrior / Ice Cube - Cali Untouchable Radio 11(CDr, Mixtape) Not On Label none US 2006 Sell This Version
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none Laugh Now, Cry Later (The New Album In Stores June 6th) — Ice Cube 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
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09463 97253 28 In The Movies — Ice Cube Ice Cube In The Movies (Comp, EP) Priority Records 09463 97253 28 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
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660949 Raw Footage — Ice Cube Ice Cube Raw Footage (Album) Lench Mob Records 660949 China 2008 Sell This Version
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none I Am The West — Ice Cube Ice Cube I Am The West (Album) Lench Mob Records, Lench Mob Records none 2010 Sell This Version
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B0029379-02 Everythangs Corrupt — Ice Cube Ice Cube Everythangs Corrupt (Album) Lench Mob Records, Interscope Records B0029379-02 US 2018 Sell This Version
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none 88 Boom 'N' Bass — Ice Cube Tony A.* Featuring Eazy-E, Ice Cube, JJ Fad*, Tone-Loc* Tony A.* Featuring Eazy-E, Ice Cube, JJ Fad*, Tone-Loc* - 88 Boom 'N' Bass(CD, Comp, Mixed, RE) Bomb Beat Records, Latin Phunk Productions none US Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

PVL 07294 Endangered Species (Tales From The Darkside) (Remix) / Dead Homiez — Ice Cube Ice Cube Endangered Species (Tales From The Darkside) (Remix) / Dead Homiez (Single) Priority Records PVL 07294 US 1990 Sell This Version
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VL7220, VL 7220 AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted — Ice Cube Ice Cube AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (Single, Maxi) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway VL7220, VL 7220 US 1990 Sell This Version
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SPRO-79390 Played Like A Piano — Ice Cube 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
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CDS 7230 Kill At Will — Ice Cube Ice Cube Kill At Will (EP) 4th & Broadway CDS 7230 US 1990 Sell This Version
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PVL 07290 Who's The Mack — Ice Cube Ice Cube Who's The Mack(12", Promo) Priority Records PVL 07290 US 1990 Sell This Version
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0-96365 You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo — Ice Cube 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
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12 BRW 239, 866 353-1 Steady Mobbin' — Ice Cube Ice Cube Steady Mobbin' (Single) 4th & Broadway, Priority Records, Island Records 12 BRW 239, 866 353-1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
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SPRO 6637 Wicked / U Ain't Gonna Take My Life — Ice Cube Ice Cube Wicked / U Ain't Gonna Take My Life (Maxi, Single) Priority Records SPRO 6637 US 1992 Sell This Version
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DPRO 6651 It Was A Good Day — Ice Cube Ice Cube It Was A Good Day (Maxi, Single) Priority Records DPRO 6651 US 1992 Sell This Version
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DPRO 6636 True To The Game / Givin' Up The Nappy Dug Out — Ice Cube Ice Cube True To The Game / Givin' Up The Nappy Dug Out (Single) Priority Records DPRO 6636 US 1992 Sell This Version
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PRO-CD-5520 Trespass — Ice Cube Ice-T and Ice Cube Ice-T and Ice Cube - Trespass (Single) Sire, Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-5520 US 1992 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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