Ice Cube

Ice Cube

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

His DJ is DJ Crazy Toones, 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 DJ Yella, Eazy-E, MC Ren, and 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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Ice Cube Discography

Albums

Ice Cube AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (Album, Comp) Priority Records Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Ice Cube Death Certificate (Album) Priority Records US 1991 Sell This Version
Ice Cube The Predator (Album) Priority Records France 1992 Sell This Version
Ice Cube Lethal Injection (Album, Comp) Priority Records Canada 1993 Sell This Version
Ice Cube Bootlegs & B-Sides (Comp) Priority Records, 4th & Broadway UK 1994 Sell This Version
Ice Cube War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc) (Album) Priority Records US 1998 Sell This Version
Ice Cube War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc) (Album) Priority Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
Ice Cube Laugh Now, Cry Later (Album) Lench Mob Records Europe 2006 Sell This Version
none DJ Strong / DJ Warrior / Ice Cube DJ Strong / DJ Warrior / Ice Cube - Cali Untouchable Radio 11(CDr, Mixed) Not On Label none US 2006 Sell This Version
Ice Cube Raw Footage (Album) Lench Mob Records China 2008 Sell This Version
LMR01CD, 509996 41882 2 5 Ice Cube I Am The West(CD, Album) Lench Mob Records, Lench Mob Records LMR01CD, 509996 41882 2 5 US 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Ice Cube Kill At Will (EP) Priority Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
Ice Cube AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (Maxi, Single) 4th & Broadway US 1990 Sell This Version
SPRO-79390 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
PVL 07290 Ice Cube Who's The Mack(12", Promo) Priority Records PVL 07290 US 1990 Sell This Version
PVL 07294 Ice Cube Endangered Species (Tales From The Darkside) (Remix) / Dead Homiez(12", Promo) Priority Records PVL 07294 US 1990 Sell This Version
Ice Cube Steady Mobbin' (Single) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Ice-T and Ice Cube Ice-T and Ice Cube - Trespass (Single) Sire, Warner Bros. Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Ice Cube True To The Game / Givin' Up The Nappy Dug Out (Single) Priority Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Ice Cube It Was A Good Day (Maxi, Single) Priority Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
Ice Cube Wicked (Single) Priority Records, 4th & Broadway UK 1992 Sell This Version
Ice Cube Wicked / U Ain't Gonna Take My Life (Maxi, Single) Priority Records US 1992 Sell This Version
P4V 53813 Ice Cube Wicked / U Ain't Gonna Take My Life(Cass, Maxi) Priority Records P4V 53813 US 1992 Sell This Version
Ice Cube It Was A Good Day (Remix) (Single, Maxi) Priority Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Ice Cube Featuring Das EFX Ice Cube Featuring Das EFX - Check Yo Self (Maxi, Single) 4th & Broadway, Priority Records US 1993 Sell This Version