Place of birth: Los Angeles, USA
Original name: O Shea Jackson
Home commonplace for such stories - Ice Cube grew up in a modest family in a poor neighborhood of Los Angeles. His real name O`Shea Jackson. The parents named her son after O.Dzhey.Simpsona, star of American football. ABOUT.Jay (the famous Russian audiences for his roles in the movie series "The Naked Gun", remember hefty Negril?) Famous for a scandalous trial: he was accused of murdering his wife, but the lawyer athlete built a defense on the fact that white jurors prejudiced to the black defendant. The jury has repeatedly shuffled,until he finally picked up people O.Dzheya justified. This is in honor of this remarkable man, and was given the name the young O`Shea.
In his youth, Ice Cube rubbed on the street (he grew up in South Central), engaged in small podrezalovom, but never participated in serious crimes. Moreover - man graduated from college and went to college.For boys Ice Cube was known as a talented rapper, whose rhymes - not samples of high poetry, but biting, catchy line - unusually quickly found admirers. So when hardened thug and pusher Eazy-E took it in turn, Cube may not quite understand who they are dealing with and how to maintain it is necessary to then for the market does not respond.Eazy offered Cube compose for him some text and suddenly got a future hit "Boyz-n-the-Hood". Clinging to a talented young man, Eazy invited him to form a group N.W.A (Niggaz With Attitude). Together with them in team work: the cornerstone of the future pillar of the rap - Dr.Dre,and not have left such a significant trace in the history of MC Ren and DJ Yella. For the sake of participation in the "supergroup" Ice Cube throws Institute.
After the album "Straight Outta Compton", they have become icons. In 1989uncompromising song "Fuck the Police" made the FBI guide to write an angry letter to the address of the issuer of the label and make noise in the Congress! The success was stunning, but the contract drawn up by cunning Eazy-E, Ice Cube left - songwriter - a pittance. This is the story of the eternal discharge -Tyson millions in the same way stole his promoter Don King. So, did you go to school negros - look would heal better.
Otpahal 4 years on Eazy-E prison, writing the vast majority of texts for N.W.A. and Eazy-E solo albums, Cube estimated profit of his boss, compared with their crumbs, and left the company. Naturally, cruelly offended.And who would not be offended? That Ice Cube was a little. .. uh -uh, annoyed. Because a year tightly paced by former friends and comrades in the song "No Vaseline", to amuse the public lines, that "dick Eazy by shit smells MC Ren`a". But popularity came to him not izfor savoring the naturalistic details.
The first album,released "cube" in 1990 break the bank. In the East, the main fighters for black rights considered Public Enemy, in the West as such becomes Ice Cube. Every other song on the debut "AmeriKKKa`s Most Wanted" - hit. And the songs were 16 ! Including a "meat" like : "The Nigga Ya Love To Hate", "AmeriKKKa`s Most Wanted", "Who`s The Mack?".The sacred rage seething in the heart Cube - for NWA colleagues become depraved, they settled in the mansions of the rich, but he still swore eternal allegiance to nurse it for the streets and paid the due share " warm words " to all the oppressors of the black race. It should not be forgotten ,
that the Cube was not an angel - in his songs, he gave devils Koreans, Asians,fag, politicians, and in addition was sexually dissolved - a real bastard and a scarecrow for the guardians of morality.
Following the release of the album is very successful maxi-single "Kill at Will", and in 1991 -masterpiece "Death Certificate" (the cover of which depicted the corpse lying on the gurney),just a month ahead of the famous black riot in Los Angeles. The riots, which lasted several days, were caused by the acquittal of the court in the case of police officers who had beaten Rodney King, a black (look for details of the case in the news archive of Rap.Ru) and sealed accidental witness. Name Rodney King became a household name -it is part of the history of the struggle for the rights of black - and was made in the texts of many rappers. Video of the incident spread around the world, becoming a catalyst for the biggest riots in modern American history. Following these events, the hard hard-Cor "Death Certificate" seemed prophetic,and the Cube became a living symbol of resistance. Almost like Lenin, Che Guevara and Martin Luther King.
In 1992, they released another great album "The Predator" (with the militants "Check Yo Self", "Wicked" and "It Was A Good Day"), is closed (in the opinion of the fans and critics), the glorious history of Ice Cube.The next disc "Lethal Injection" was like a lethal injection for the most Ice Cube, as the author of relevance to their time records. On the American scene sounded "Chronic" Dr. Dre. Was approaching the era G- funk, criticism of anything and everything could not find the previous response from the audience. Rebels showed money. ..and time is over riots -new heroes were lucky guys with big "mazafaker Ganas" and thick chains. Ice Cube is not retired - to his credit was recorded at intervals of two years albums "War & Peace" (respectively first and second parts; the second Cube, Dre and MC Ren forgive past grievances and make joint track "Hello",giving rise to rumors about the NWA reunion) collections of the best things and bootlegs, producing Da Lench Mob, and Yo-Yo, participated in a rock festival Lollapalooza and collaboration with metallers Korn; Beef and reconciliation with other important Californian rappers, Cypress Hill crew; Finally the union of like-minded people with Mack 10 and WC in Westside Connection group and the publication of two albums ("Bow Down" - 1996, "Terrorist Threats" - 2003).
But perhaps this impressive list of accomplishments and achievements would not have allowed him to continue to be considered the star of the highest echelon,if parallel Ice Cube would not have achieved outstanding success in the movie business. Ice - one of the few rappers who in all seriousness, you can call the actor. That is, he not only can play himself, but is capable of more. Debut Cube became a cult film "Boyz N the Hood", dedicated to the realities of the ghetto.The same theme was operated following his role in "CB4" and "Tresspass". But the first real success was the cult comedy "Friday". Ice Cube was the director, co- screenwriter (the second was a DJ Pooh), producer and performer of one of the main roles. Comedy makings of his partner, Chris Tucker and a great soundtrack, collected the best hip-hop samples in 1995, became the key to the success of the film. "Friday" and still enjoys the love of Hip Hop fans of all generations. On the wave of success Ice Cube opens up his own production company - Cube Vision. Not "Dreamworks", of course, but the bread and butter and caviar - enough. In 1997Ice Cube starred in "Anaconda" with Jennifer Lopez, in 1999 - in "Three Kings," with George Clooney and Mark Uolberkom (ex - rapper Marky Mark). Comedy "Next Friday" (continued, as usual, turned out weaker than the original), "All About the Benjamins" "Barber" and "Friday after you next Friday," Cube makes a regular survey sites. Filming began to Cube Ponte and not advertising releases, and a good business. Suffice it to say that the spiritual comedy "The Barber" earned a whopping charges, making the Cube King of Afro- American movies (of course, after Spike Lee). Ice continues to talk about the possibility of NWA reunion and the next album in cooperation with Dr.Dre, but the architect G-Funk too much to do - Um, Fifty, etc. . Now Dre, for example, is preparing to release a new scene on the big toothy fish - rapper The Game, consciously copying the aesthetics of NWA late eighties. Although what copies when originals are witnesses of the glory days is still with us and still full of energy.Cube still give birth long-awaited solo album (a break in 5 years - this is too much, he is obliged to take pity on us), just let him finish shooting in the continuation of the blockbuster "XXX". New Ice - not until next year. And while watching the movie! Discography
AmeriKKKa`s Most Wanted / Priority / 1990Death Certificate / Priority / 1991
The Predator / Priority / 1992
Lethal Injection / Priority / 1993
War & Peace, Pt.1 / Priority / 1998
War & Peace, Pt.1 / Priority / 2000
Boyz N the Hood (1991)
Glass Shield, The (1994)
Higher Learning (1995)
Dangerous Ground (1997)
Players Club,The (1998 / I)
I Got the Hook Up (1998)
Three Kings (1999)
Thicker Than Water (1999)
Next Friday (2000)
Ghosts of Mars (2001)
All About the Benjamins (2002)
Friday After Next (2002)
Barbershop 2 : Back in Business (2004)
Getting ready for the
Are We There Yet? (2005)
continue shootingXXX: State of the Union (2005) (filming)