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Ice Cube

Ice Cube
Ice Cube performing in Toronto, 2006.
Personal information
Birth nameO'Shea Jackson
Also known asCube, Don Mega
BornJune 15, 1969(age 47)
Los Angeles, California
OriginSouth Central Los Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop, gangsta rap, political hip hop
OccupationRapper, actor, film director, screenwriter
Years active1984 present
LabelsPriority (1987 1996)
Lench Mob (1994 present)
EMI (1987 present)
Associated actsN.W.A, C.I.A., Scarface, Da Lench Mob, Westside Connection, Public Enemy, WC and the Maad Circle, Snoop Dogg

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O'Shea Jackson (born June 15, 1969), better known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor, screenwriter, film director, and producer. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined the rap group N.W.A. 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 films in which he portrayed the lead character.

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