Known for his work with gangsta rap, Ice Cube first established himself as a solo artist in the early 90’s. Previously a member of N.W.A., a multi-platinum selling hip hop group, he released his debut album, AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted in 1990. A platinum hit, it was soon followed by Death Certificate a year later.
Still, it wasn’t until 1992 with the issue of his third album, The Predator that he really started to create a buzz in the rap scene. His first multi-platinum record, it gave rise to several smash hits including, Wicked, It Was a Good Day, and Check Yo Self (Feat. Das EFX). From there, the rapper came out with Lethal Injection in 1993, before taking a five-year long break.
Though not as successful as his earlier titles, he released the War & Peace series between 1998 and 2000. Since then, Ice Cube has dropped a few additional albums including, Laugh Now Cry Later, Raw Footage, I Am the West, the first of which went gold in the United States.
Over the years, the emcee has also collaborated with many artists including Ice-T, 2Pac, George Clinton, Shock-G, David Bowie, Snoop Dogg, and Lil Jon, among others. Some of his most well known guest appearances include, Natural Born Killaz, Foe Life, Westside Slaughterhouse, I’m Afraid of Americans, and Ghetto Horror Show. As well, he has contributed to the soundtracks of many films including Friday, The Players Club, Barbershop, and Friday After Next.
Hailed as one of the greatest MCs of All Time, the LA native has received several accolades for for his contributions to music including a BET Hip Hop Award, a Soul Train Music Award, an NAACP Image Award, and a BET Honors Award.
Aside from being an accomplished rapper however, he is also an actor. In 1991, he made his movie debut in the Oscar-nominated film, Boyz n the Hood, where he starred alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. Continuing to make himself known on the screen, Ice Cube later appeared in the titles, Trespass (1992), CB4 (1993), The Glass Shield (1994), and Higher Learning (1995).
From that point onwards, he began to get involved with behind-the scenes work, both as a writer and producer. In late 1995, he produced and co-wrote his first movie, Friday, which went on to become a box office success. Throughout the rest of the 90’s, he took part in several productions including Dangerous Ground (1997), Anaconda (1997), The Players Club (1998), The Got the Hook Up (1998), and Thicker Than Water (1999).
Since then, Ice Cube has starred in several high-profile films including Barbershop (2002), Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004), Are We Done Yet? (2007), 21 Jump Street (2012), The Book of Life (2014), and Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016), to name a few. Most recently, he also played as Strickland in the comedy flick, Fist Fight (2017).
Likewise, the rapper has also made himself known on television. In 1994, he landed his first official acting role in the sitcom, The Singer Show. From there, he played as himself in The Bernie Mac Show (2002), before getting involved with BarberShop: The Series in 2005. Some of the other series that he’s appeared in include, Friday: The Animated Series (2007), 30 for 30 (2010), Are We There Yet? (2010), and The Rebels (2014).
Outside of acting, he has also been featured on television on countless occasions. For instance, in the past two years alone, he has been invited onto the talk shows, The Daily Show, The Graham Norton Show, Good Morning America, Ellen: The Ellen Degeneres Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
Known equally well for his acting and music, Ice Cube has a few upcoming films according to IMDb including, Ride Along 3, Humbug, and Last Friday.
So, what has he been up to recently? Well for one thing, he released the single, Good Cop Bad Cop for his Death Certificate (25th Anniversary Edition) album earlier this year. Prior to that, he also teamed up with Common on Real People, one of the soundtracks for Barbershop: The Next Cut.
About Ice Cube – 2022 Facts
Occupation and Job
Film actor, rapper, television personality
Ice Cube rose to fame as a member of N.W.A in the late 1980s. He eventually launched a solo rap career, which proved to be incredibly successful. Some of his most popular hits include Wicked, It Was a Good Day, Check Yo Self (ft. Das EFX), and Bop Gun (One Nation).
Age – How Old is He?
He is 52 years old
Birthday/Date of Birth
Ice Cube was born on June 15, 1969
Place of Birth/Hometown
Ice Cube was born in Los Angeles, California. Growing up, he and his family lived on Van Wick Street in South LA.
Ice Cube Height, Weight & Body Facts
How Tall – Height in Feet
He is 5’8 tall
How Tall – Height in Meters
He is 1.73m tall
Weight in Pounds
He currently weighs 198 pounds
Weights in Kilograms
He currently weighs 90kg
He wears a size 10 (US) shoe
Ice Cube’s Personal Life in 2022
Is Ice Cube Married?
He has been with his wife Kimberly Woodruff for over three decades. The two tied the knot back in 1992 when he was 23 years old.
Ice Cube’s Previous Relationships
Ice Cube is a private person and hasn’t revealed anything about his previous relationships.
He had a half-sister named Beverley Jean Browns who was tragically killed when he was twelve years old.
He has an older brother.
Ice Cube and his wife have five children together: Shareef Jackson, Deja Jackson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Darrell Jackson, and Karina Jackson. In 2015, his oldest son O’Shea portrayed a younger version of himself in the biographical film Straight Outta Compton.
Ice Cube attended George Washington Preparatory High School in La. In fact, that was when he started to write raps. He later transferred to William Howard Taft High School in San Fernando Valley, which was 40 miles away from his neighborhood.
Did Ice Cube Go to College?
He studied at the Phoenix Institute of Technology after graduating from high school. He went on to receive his diploma in architectural drafting in 1988 (architecture drafting was his backup plan if his rap career didn’t take off).
We don’t have any information on his current salary at this time.
As of 2022, Ice Cube has an estimated net worth of about $160 million, making him one of the richest rap artists in the world.
Ice Cube likes playing basketball in his free time. He also enjoys spending time with his kids.
Ice Cube loves steak, pizza, mac and cheese, and rice. He’s also a big fan of Fatburger (his go-to order is a Fatburger with cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, and egg).
Jaws, Trading Places, Star Wars, Citizen Kane
Born on June 15, Ice Cube is a Gemini
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Ice Cube’s’s Social Media Accounts
Ice Cube has an official Facebook page, which he updates often. As of September 2022, he has over 17 million followers.
Ice Cube tweets nearly every day. Currently, he has over 5.7 million followers.
Ice Cube’s biggest following is on Instagram. As of September 2022, he has over 23 million followers. And like his Twitter, he posts almost every day (sometimes even more!).
Ice Cube’s Snapchat Username is icecubethegreat
Other Cool Facts:
Ice Cube got his now famous nickname from his older brother Clyde when he was a young teen
Ice Cube was cast in the comedy film Oh Hell No in 2021 but dropped the role after refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine – the job would have earned him $9 million
He launched a 3-on-3 basketball league called Big 3 in 2017, which stars a number of former NBA stars
He was an executive producer in many of the films that he starred in including 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, and Three Kings
He has his own clothing line called ‘Solo by Cube’
He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017