Ice Cube is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Sound American born on 15 june 1969 at Los Angeles (USA)
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Birth name O'Shea JacksonNationality USABirth 15 june 1969
(54 years) at Los Angeles (USA
O'Shea Jackson, Sr. (born June 15, 1969), better known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined the seminal gangster rap group N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes). After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, he built a successful solo career in music and films. 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 the films in which he portrayed the main character.
Ice Cube is noted as a proficient lyricist and storyteller and is regarded as a brutally honest rapper; his lyrics are often political or socio-political, as well as violent and aggressive, and he is considered one of the founding artists in gangsta rap. He was ranked #8 on MTV's list of the 10 Greatest MCs of All Time, while fellow rapper Snoop Dogg ranked Ice Cube as the greatest MC of all time. AllMusic has called him one of hip-hop's best and most controversial artists, as well as "one of rap's greatest storytellers". In 2012, The Source ranked him #14 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time. In 2014, About.com ranked him No. 11 on their list of the "50 Greatest MCs of All Time".
On April 26, 1992, he married Kimberly Woodruff, with whom he has four children: O'Shea, Jr. (b. February 24, 1991), Darrell (b. December 29, 1992), Kareema (b. February 17, 1994), and Shareef (b. November 17, 1995).
A father of four, Ice Cube was asked in January 2005 on NPR by Fresh Air's Terry Gross if he allowed his children to listen to his music, he responded: "What's worked for me is instilling in my kids a level of self-respect," helping them to understand the content of not just music but the violence found on the evening news. When asked what he tells his children about profanity, he recalled telling his kids that there are "appropriate times to use any kind of language... Adults should never hear you use these words. If you want to use these words around your friends, that's really on you."
Two of his sons (O'Shea, Jr. and Darrell) are also rappers under the names OMG and Doughboy and were featured on his album I Am the West.
Jackson is also the cousin of rapper Del the Funky Homosapien who started his career writing for Jackson's group Da Lench Mob. With Cube's help Del released his debut album I Wish My Brother George Was Here when he was only 18.
In the mid-1990s, Ice Cube converted to Islam, and was associated at that time with the Nation of Islam, though he disputes ever being a part of it. He does not regularly attend services at a mosque.