A little bit about Ice Cube
O’Shea Jackson Sr., more popularly known as Ice Cube, is an American actor and rapper. His career started with his joining C.I.A, a hip-hop group and he later moved on to N.W.A, a seminal rap group. He was born in 1969 and over the years has cemented his place in the entertainment industry, both as an actor and as a rapper. You can see him in movies like Ride Along, Jump Street, and Barbershop franchises. The net worth of Ice Cube, as of 2019, is estimated to be about $160 million making him one of the richest rappers in the industry. He has made good investments and earned a lot in his chosen profession. The net worth of Ice Cube back in 2017 was only $140 million compared to the $160 million in 2019. Good going!
Born to working parents in South Central Los Angeles, O’Shea Jackson showed interest in hip-hop from a young age. He grew up with an older brother and a half-sister. He started creating raps at the typewriting class in Los Angeles George Washington Preparatory High School. He wrote his first ever song in his 9th grade, on a dare from his friend.
A little-known fact: He came to be known as Ice Cube after his older brother threatened him to shut him inside the freezer and let him out only when he was an ice cube!
In 1987, Ice Cube released My Posse with C.I.A. Later, he showed Eazy-E the lyrics to “Boyz-n-the-Hood” and recorded it for N.W.A. He became a full member of N.W.A, MC Ren, and Dr. Dre. In the late 1980s, he became wildly popular as part of N.W.A, of which he is also one of the founding members. After quitting N.W.A, he released his solo, America’s Most Wanted. He was part of Boyz n the Hood in 1991 and since then, has been a regular hit. John Singleton asked him to give screenwriting a go. Ice Cube wrote a comedy later named Friday in 1995. He also starred in it along with comedian Chris Tucker. It was such a huge hit that two sequels were made, Next Friday and Friday After Next.
Apart from Boyz n the Hood and Friday, Ice Cube has also been seen in Three Kings, Anaconda, XXX: State of the Union, Barbershop, Fist Fight, 21 Jump Street, and Ride Along. This list covers all his major list starting from the 90s and till 2017! He performed in 21 Jump Street and its sequel, 22 Jump Street. Ice Cube has also made an appearance in PBS children’s show Sesame Street.
Solo by Cube is a clothing line founded and owned by Ice Cube which has hooded sweatshirts that come with built-in headphones in the hood strings. He has also made a few appearances for Coors Light Beer since 2011. In 2017, Ice Cube announced BIG3, a 3-on-3 basketball league. Participants are mostly all NBA players.
Cars and House
While Ice Cube admitted to loving luxury cars, he also said that he didn’t like tinkering around them. He much prefers to buy them as he wants them. The faster and luxurious, the better! His collection includes a Corvette – the Stingray, a Rolls-Royce Ghost, Arnage, Flying Spur, a Porsche Panamera, and a Cadillac Escalade.
Another little-known titbit: Ice Cube’s very first car was a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle.
Regarding his place of residence, Ice Cube purchased a house in Marina del Rey in California from Jean-Claude Van Damme, a popular actor and martial artist. The house is said to have been built in 2001 along the Grand Canal and has a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, a family room and bar area, a chef’s kitchen, a home theater, a large office, and a wine cellar.
Awards and Recognition
While Ice Cube has received multiple nominations for films, he has won two awards. He won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award: Favorite Action Team in 2000 for his part in Three Kings. In 2002, he won the MECCA Movie Award: Acting Award. Apart from these cine awards, he also won some music awards – BET Honorees 2014, BET Hip-Hop Awards 2009, 2006 Honoree Snoop Dogg, and VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2006. Thanks to his fame and popularity, both as a rapper and as an actor, net worth of Ice Cube is as much as $160, as of 2019.
Net Worth Of Rapper, Actor, Writer “Ice Cube”