June 15, 1969 Ice Cube born O'Shea Jackson in South Central, LA, he rocketed to fame in the late 1980s as a member of the hard-hitting gangsta rap group, N.W.A. After breaking off on his own in '89, Cube has put together a successful recording and acting career, having appeared in the films Friday (1995), Barbershop (2002) and Are We There Yet? (2005).
N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes), former rap group Arabian Prince (not shown), DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, & MC Ren) & one of the seminal acts of the Gangsta rap music. Considered controversial due to their explicit lyrics, they were banned from many US radio stations. In spite of this, they have sold over 10M units. Their album Straight Outta Compton marked the beginning of the new gangsta rap era as the production and social commentary in their lyrics were revolutionary in the genre.