Ice Cube

Biography: By the age of 21, O'Shea Jackson had not only earned a college degree in drafting, but had established himself as a rap superstar named Ice Cube due to his participation in the ground-breaking and influential ensemble N****z With Attitude; N.W.A. was the group largely responsible for reinventing West Coast rap and launching the controversial gangsta sub-genre. A native of L.A.'s South Central, Cube came from a strict two-parent home, and early on preferred rapping and writing to gang life. More than any other rap artist, Cube has kept the heat on in terms of incendiary storytelling and controversial viewpoints. His rage seems to explode unchecked by a concise political agenda; indeed, his is a shoot-first-ask-questions-later approach.

Claiming that N.W.A. manager Jerry Heller cheated him out of royalties, Cube split the group following their hit Straight Outta Compton. Though a hero of the West Coast Cube headed east for his first solo recordings to work with the Bomb
Squad, the production team responsible for Public Enemy's tracks. The result, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, is a violent and exciting ride both lyrically and musically, and is considered a rap c. His anger towards Heller remained intense, and on Death Certificate's notorious track, "No Vaseline," he disses his old N.W.A. crew for "letting a Jew break up my crew. Bend over for the goddamn cracker--no Vaseline."

Cube also launched a successful acting career with Boyz 'N The Hood, a film which took its name from his earliest hit with N.W.A. The crew that has backed his solo work, Da Lench Mob, has also gone onto success, beginning with Guerillas In Tha Mist, which was produced and co-written by Cube. Although his ongoing influence in hip-hop is undeniable, Cube hasn't released any new material since 1993's Lethal Injection. His next move, be it film or music, is open to speculation.
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Ice Cube's Scores

Average career score: 50
Highest Metascore: 82 Three Kings
Lowest Metascore: 27 Are We There Yet?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
23 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Ride Along 2 Jan 15, 2016 Producer / James Payton tbd
tbd Book of Life Oct 17, 2014 Cast tbd
tbd 22 Jump Street Jun 13, 2014 Captain Dickson / Captain Dickson tbd
41 Ride Along Jan 17, 2014 Producer / Cast / Principal Cast / James / James Payton 5.7
66 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap Jun 15, 2012 Himself 5.4
69 21 Jump Street Mar 16, 2012 Cast / Capt. Dickson / Captain Dickson 7.5
70 Rampart Feb 10, 2012 Kyle Timkins 5.9
50 Lottery Ticket Aug 20, 2010 Executive Producer / Cast / Mr. Washington 5.3
tbd The Janky Promoters Jul 31, 2009 Producer / Written By / Russell Redds tbd
52 The Longshots Aug 22, 2008 Producer / Curtis Plummer 6.7
41 First Sunday Jan 11, 2008 Producer / Durell 5.8
36 Are We Done Yet? Apr 4, 2007 Producer / Nick Persons 4.0
37 xXx: State of the Union Apr 29, 2005 Darius Stone/XXX 4.8
53 Beauty Shop Mar 30, 2005 Executive Producer 5.2
27 Are We There Yet? Jan 21, 2005 Producer / Nick Persons 3.5
59 Barbershop 2: Back in Business Feb 6, 2004 Executive Producer / Calvin 4.8
41 Torque Jan 16, 2004 Trey 4.8
35 Friday After Next Nov 22, 2002 Producer / Characters / Written By / Craig 8.9
66 Barbershop Sep 13, 2002 Calvin Palmer 7.8
34 All About the Benjamins Mar 8, 2002 Producer / Written By / Bucum 8.3
35 Ghosts of Mars Aug 24, 2001 Desolation Williams 5.1
41 Next Friday Jan 12, 2000 Producer / Characters / Written By / Craig Jones 8.6
82 Three Kings Oct 1, 1999 Chief Elgin 8.0
37 Anaconda Apr 11, 1997 Danny Rich 4.6
54 Friday Apr 26, 1995 Executive Producer / Written By / Craig Jones 7.3
54 Higher Learning Jan 11, 1995 Fudge 7.5
73 Boyz n the Hood Jul 12, 1991 Doughboy / Doughboy/Darren 8.8