O'Shea Jackson's claim to fame? He can turn water cold . . . or at least his stage name can. Rapper Ice Cube hit the mainstream with rap group N.W.A. in the late 80s. Contract disputes caused him to leave the group in 1989, beginning a successful solo career. Since 1990, Ice Cube has released hits such as "It Was a Good Day," "Go to Church" and "F*** Dying". Nowadays, he is more known for his acting than his rapping. Ice Cube has starred in numerous films beginning with 1991's Boyz in the Hood. Other film successes include the Friday and Barbershop series and 21 Jump Street.
O'Shea Jackson (born June 15, 1969), better known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, screenwriter, film producer, and director. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined N.W.A (Niggas With Attitudes). After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, he built a successful solo career in music, and also as a writer, director, actor and producer in cinema.