Ice Cube Receives Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame
Congratulations to Ice Cube (real name O’Shea Jackson Sr.).
On Monday (June 12th), the 47-year-old rapper turned actor received a star on the coveted Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Toast to all my Day 1 Riders! If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ? pic.twitter.com/u18nM25rTp
— Ice Cube (@icecube) June 12, 2017
Cube’s family was in attendance, along with a few famous faces including Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, John Singleton, Russell Simmons, YoYo and Martin Lawrence.
Ice Cube began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined the seminal rap group N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes). After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, he built a successful solo career in music and films such as a role in drama Boyz n the Hood. Additionally, he has served as one of the producers of the Showtime television series Barbershop and the TBS series Are We There Yet?, both of which are based upon films in which he portrayed the main character.
He is one of the founding artists of gangsta rap, and much of his musical output has contained harsh socio-political commentary.
Over the weekend, Cube made headlines for his appearance on Bill Maher. Click here for the story.