O'Shea Jackson born June 15, , better known by his stage name Ice Cube , is an American rapper , actor, and filmmaker. His lyrics on N. A 's album Straight Outta Compton contributed to gangsta rap 's widespread popularity. His first rap group , C. Dre , he formed a pioneering gangsta rap group, N. A in late via monetary dispute with its management by Eazy-E and by Jerry Heller , Cube teamed with New York artists and launched a solo rap career. His first two solo albums, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted in and Death Certificate in , were also forceful and controversial, criticizing whites, blacks, women, gay men, the Jewish man Jerry Heller, and Korean store owners. He entered cinema by playing Doughboy in director John Singleton 's feature debut Boyz n the Hood , a drama, namesake of an rap song  that Cube wrote. By , his acting roles include about 40 films, like the war comedy Three Kings , family comedies like the Barbershop series begun in , and the Ride Along comedies near A's story.
A bandmates. Who are you giving a voice to on these new songs? All of us. Well, not our only weapon — our most sane weapon. You compare Irvine, California to Nazi Germany on that one. Does it really feel that way to you? It depends on who pulls you over. What are your plans for releasing a new album? Do you not want to make albums anymore? After the success of Straight Outta Compton , a lot of new fans are getting introduced to my old music, and this is just a way to keep the momentum going.
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The man responsible for some of the biggest rap records of the 20th century seems out of time next to controversial new acts like XXXTentacion and 6ix9ine. Ice Cube has a new album coming out! It is hard to see new album Everythangs Corrupt ending that streak, with no superstar producers anyone for Big Von?