Ice cube net worth, Money and More

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NET WORTH- $ 120 Million

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Ice cube is a famous rap artist, actor, director, producer and screenplay writer. He rose to  fame as a member of the legendary Hip Hop group, N.W.A. ( Niggaz wit Attitude). He left N.W.A. in 1989 and established a successful solo rapping career. He known as an explicit story teller. Many Magazines and musicians regard him as one of the greatest Rappers of all time. He is often known as one of the pioneers of Gangsta rap. Snoop Dogg regard him as his Greatest MC of all time. MTV ranked him number #8 on their list of the ten greatest MCs of all time. About.com listed him at #11 on their list of the greatest MC of all time. Ice cube’s real name is O’Shea Jackson. He was born on June 15, 1969 in Los Angeles, California. As a teen, Ice cube developed an interest in Rap music. He used to write rap verses in his keyboard classes. Dr. Dre noticed his writing skills and teamed up with him. Soon, N.W.A. was formed with other members such as, Eazy E, Mc Ren, DJ Yella and Dr. Dre. N.W.A. was known for its explicit and brutal lyrics

MUSIC CAREER

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Because of lyrical prowess and storytelling ability Ice cube was included as a full-time member of N.W.A. He played a pivotal role in  their landmark album, Straight Outta Compton. The album was a huge success, even though it was banned from T.V. and radio. Ice cube left N.W.A. as a result of a feud with its manager. He released his solo album, Straight Outta Compton, in 1989. It was an instant hit. It was accused of misogyny and racism. Ice cube thereafter released an E.P. titled-  Kill At Will. It was the first E.P. to go platinum. His second album was Death certificate which was accused of racism and violence. Though, it was a hit. ”The thing is with hip-hop, it has its waves and the waves crash against the beach and the new waves come in. So to stay relevant you have to roll with that.”, said Ice cube. His next album, The predator, was an instant hit as well. It was the first album in history to peak at number on billboard charts, It sold more than 3 million copies. After 1994, Ice book took a break from music and began focusing on his acting career.  He released a few albums around 1998-2002 though they were not in par with his previous efforts. In 2008, Ice cube released his 7th album, Laugh now, cry later. It debuted at #4 on the billboard charts. He released his 8th album in 2010 named , I am the west.

ACTING CAREER

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He played the role of  ’Doughboy’ in Boyz n the Hood. Alongside Ice-T, and Bill Paxton, he starred in the action movie, Treepass in 1992. He wrote the screenplay for and acted in the comedy movie, Friday. In 1997, he starred in the action thriller, Dangerous ground. He also starred in the critically acclaimed film, 3 Kings, alongside George Clooney. He appeared in the commercially successful movie, Barbershop. He was also a part of the Friday trilogy. He also starred in the family comedies,  Are We There Yet? and Are We Done Yet?. In 2005, he stared in the successful action thriller, XXX. 

CLOTHING LINE

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Ice Cube has produced a clothing line, Solo by Cube, which sells hooded sweatshirts having built-in headphones in the hood strings.

PERSONAL LIFE

He married Kimberly Woodruff in 1992 and has 4 children. His 2 sons are rappers by the name OMG and Doughboy.  ”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.”, said Ice cube in an interview. He converted to Islam in 1990 and is a Muslim.

FAMOUS QUOTES

“I used to love to draw. I didn’t want to go to art class because I felt that would be too corny when I was young, but architectural drafting was the cool thing to do because there was more precision. It taught me a lot about building and structures and doorways and frames and windowsills.”
“I have a really beautiful life right now, so there is no reason to be hostile. I’m a husband, a father and a man who tries to do the right thing in life and in my work.”
“I have great people, smart people that are around me and we love the challenge. I guess it’s like climbing a mountain or building a building. It’s a challenge but you love every challenge that it brings or presents itself. “
“Gangsta to us didn’t have anything to do with Al Capone and stuff like that. It’s just about living your life the way you want to live it. And you’re not going to let nothing stop you. “

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