Born O’Shea Jackson, Ice Cube is an American film producer, actor, record producer, screenwriter, rapper and director. Above all, he is an entrepreneur and he has some businesses that are very prosperous.
He is one of the African-American rappers that struggled from the streets to the top list of the richest music artists in America. Ice Cube has maintained a spot in the top 10 list of the greatest rappers of all times and has passed the legacy to his son.
Here is a breakdown detail of Ice Cube bio, house, wife, son and net worth.
Ice Cube Biography
Ice Cube was born on the 15th of June 1969 in Los Angeles, California. He was raised in the south central of LA in the neighbourhood of Compton. His mother worked as a clerk at a hospital and the father was a groundsman at the University of California, LA, UCLA.
During his school typing course, he started writing down some rap lyrics. He also played as a point guard in his high school, Taft High School. He attended the University of Phoenix Institute of Technology, where he majored in architectural drafting.
With the rap lyrics he wrote during high school, Ice Cube formed a rap group called the C.I.A. They performed at celebrations that were hosted by the famous Dr Dre. Ice Cube became close friends with Dre and later on formed the N.W.A, which attained tremendous success.
In 1990, Ice Cube quit the group and started a solo career. Out of the members of the CIA group, Cube became and is still the most successful rapper that went solo. During his solo career, Ice Cube released AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted. He was named among the top ten greatest MCs of all time. Snoop Dogg cited that Ice Cube was the greatest MC alive. The rapper has sold millions of records worldwide.
After his first record, Ice Cube then released Kill at Will. It became the first ever hip-hop EP that went platinum. He went on to record the Predator in 92, during the riots. This also became the first album ever, to feature on the top of both the R&B and rap charts. This remains the best and most successful album in his music career. He is also known to nurture some of the greatest rappers as a record producer.
Net Worth and House
Not only has Ice Cube been active in the music industry, he has also featured in many hit movies. Many people know him from his movies. His first appearance was in “Boyz In The Hood”. He also featured in other films like “XXX: State of the Union”, and “Three Kings”. Other common movies that Ice Cube has appeared on include “Barbershop”, “Friday”, and “Are We There Yet”. All the three movies had sequels that were all successful. He was the co-writer of Friday and he did an amazing performance too. Still, in the 90s, Ice Cube won the Most Promising Performer in the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards. He was also nominated for the Best Supporting Actor.
In recent times, Ice Cube has proved his amazing ability to display an amazing performance in some top movies. He has featured in movies like “21 Jump Street”, “The Lottery Ticket”, among others. He was also a lead cast of “Drive Along” 1 and 2, where he played along Kevin Hart. His “Straight Outta Compton” project was a huge success.
Ice Cube also has a clothing line called Solo by Cube. He also earns his money from some endorsement deal with St. Ides Liquor and Coors Light Beer. He is one of the few African-Americans that have stayed for long in one marriage. By estimate, the famous rapper has $145 million at his disposal.
Buying really expensive houses has become increasingly popular among celebrities and Ice Cube isn’t the type that will slack when it comes to his comfort. He has the money so he can afford to pop part of it to protect his physical comfort.
In 2016, he bought a Marina del Rey home that belonged to another prominent personality; Martial artist Jean-Claude. The house was built in 2011 on the banks of Grand Canal. It has six bedrooms and 11 bathrooms with bathrooms directly connected to each of the rooms. Other notable spaces in the house include a home theatre, a wine cellar, dining room, living room, bar area and a large office. The 7,575 sq.ft cost him $7.25 million. There is also a swimming pool on the rooftop which is surrounded by 360-degree views of Marina del Rey.
Ice Cube Wife and Son
Ice Cube is a successful actor and rapper who with tenacity and firmness of purpose has done well for himself. For the kind of success he’s found in his career, one would think he would get involved in some baby mama dramas or dramatic romantic affairs. But if there is one thing the star has taught us, it is how to have a large home that is built on love and respect.
He married Kimberly Woodruff in 1992 and they have been together ever since. Till date, the star still gives a flow of speech about his wife at any chance he gets. He calls her his backbone and says she still gives him butterflies when he sees her.
Although not much is known about her as she avoids earning public attention, it is pretty obvious that she has been a supportive wife and mother. She has held on Cube through good and bad times. She was with him when the Ice Cube brand was still a dream. The two have four children and among them is O’Shea Jackson Jr, also known as OMG.
His son O’Shea is the second oldest. He was born on February 24, 1991. OMG grew up in San Fernando Valley. As a rapper and actor, O’Shea shares a lot in common with his dad. He even played a very significant role in the 2015 biopic “Straight Outta Compton”. The movie was based on the rise and fall of his dad’s gangsta group named N.W.A. The role, which was O’Shea’s first appearance in the film industry has placed him in the spotlight.