Compton, California, United States
Ice Cube went to the George Washington Preparatory High School and the William Howard Taft High School in Los Angeles.
After graduating from high school, he got admission at the Phoenix Institute of Technology in the 1987 fall semester. He earned his diploma in architectural drafting in just 1 year.
Rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor, and filmmaker
- Father – Hosea Jackson (Machinist and Groundskeeper at UCLA)
- Mother – Doris Jackson (Hospital Clerk and Custodian)
- Siblings – Beverley Jean Brown (Older Half-Sister) (Killed at the age of 22 in a gun violence related incident). He also has an older brother.
- Others – Teren Delvon Jones (known as Del the Funky Homosapien) (Cousin)
United Talent Agency
Hip hop, Gangsta Rap, Political Hip Hop, G-funk, Hardcore Rap, West Coast Rap
Ruthless, Priority, EMI, Lench Mob Records
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
84 kg or 185 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ice Cube has dated –
- Kimberly Woodruff (1985-Present) – Ice Cube started going out with Kimberly Woodruff in 1985 while studying at high school. He had also alluded to their love life in a lyrics of a rap song released in 1988. Before their marriage in 1992, she gave birth to 2 sons, Darrell Jackson (b. December 1986) and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (b. February 1991). She then gave birth to a daughter, Kareema in February 1994 and son, Shareef in June 2000.
Race / Ethnicity
- Medium stubble beard
- Raised eyebrows
- Four dotted marks near his right eye.
Ice Cube’s body specifications may be –
- Chest – 42 in or 107 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 13.5 in or 34 cm
- Waist – 37 in or 94 cm
Ice Cube has starred in TV commercials for –
- St. Ides Malt Liquor (in 1993)
- Coors Light Beer (along with Cat Wilson)
- Solo by Cube
Best Known For
- Being one of the founding stars of the gangsta rap.
- Playing the lead role in the comedy film series, Barbershop.
His first studio album with NWA was N.W.A. and the Posse released in 1987.
Ice Cube released his first individual studio album, AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted in May 1990 under the Priority Records. It reached #19 on Billboard 200.
Cube first appeared in 1991 teen-hood drama film Boyz n the Hood as Darrin Baker.
First TV Show
In 1994, Ice Cube guest appeared in an episode of the Fox sitcom The Sinbad Show.
In order to lose some weight and to prevent more fat from piling over his midsection, he tries to manage his portion sizes. This way, he can eat everything he likes without worrying too much. He believes that mostly when you are craving for something, you only want the taste of it, so eat half a burger or half a bag of chips. He has also cut down on sugar.
Ice Cube Favorite Things
- Food – Chicken chimichanga, the ground beef quesadilla
- Los Angeles Restaurant – EL Cholo
- Cheese – Cheddar
- Song – What’s Going On (By Marvin Gaye)
- Dance Song – (Not Just) Knee Deep (By Funkadelic)
- Karaoke Song – Superfly (By Curtis Mayfield)
- NFL Team – Oakland Raiders
- Movie – Jaws (1975)
Source – Bon Appetit, NME, IMDb
Ice Cube Facts
- Ice Cube was the only member of the NWA band, who wasn’t born in Compton. Also, he was the youngest member of the band, being just 17 years old when the band was founded.
- In the early 90’s, he got converted to Islam. However, he rarely went to the mosque as he believed all was between him and his God and he could reach him from the confines of his home.
- He got his moniker, Ice Cube from his older brother, who felt he was too cool for his age as Cube used to regularly hit on his brother’s girlfriends whenever they called at their house phone.
- He has his own clothing line, which goes by the name of Solo by Cube. The hooded sweatshirts that have built in speakers in hood strings are particularly famous.
- After his dispute with the Priority Records, he started his own record label, Lench Mob Records out of animosity against his former record label.
- He has also founded his own production company, Cube Vision, which has produced his many of the hit movies including Barbershop and Beauty Shop.
- In 2006, MTV placed him on #8 in their list of “10 Greatest MCs of All Time.”
- US monthly color magazine, The Source put Ice Cube on the 14th spot in the list of “Top 50 Lyricists of All Time” in 2012.
- In January 2017, he announced the start of a professional basketball league named, BIG3, featuring 3-on-3 concept. The teams comprised of former NBA players.
- He got enrolled in an architectural drafting diploma because he felt his rap career won’t be profitable enough.
- Visit his official website @ icecube.com.
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