Ice Cube

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Ice Cube was born in South Central Los Angeles, to Doris (Benjamin), a custodian and hospital clerk, and Hosea Jackson, a UCLA groundskeeper. He first came to public notice as a singer and songwriter with the controversial and influential band N.W.A. His compositions with that group included many of the classic cuts from their debut LP "Straight ... See full bio »

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 2019 Rim of the World (writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2019/II Us (writer: "FUCK THA POLICE" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2018 Mid90s (writer: "Mistadobalina" - as O'Shea Jackson)
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2018) (performer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Ice Cube/Dale Earnhardt Jr./The Internet (2018) ... (writer: "It Was a Good Day" - uncredited)
- Sir Ben Kingsley/Common/Fallonventions/Ice Cube & Common (2016) ... (performer: "Real People") / (writer: "Real People")
- Justin Timberlake (2014) ... (writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - uncredited)
  Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2018) (performer - 1 episode, 2018)
- Half the Job (2018) ... (writer: "Bow Down")
- East Coast, West Coast (2018) ... (writer: "Gangstas Make the World Go Round")
- Wherever It Leads (2018) ... (performer: "No Vaseline" - uncredited) / (writer: "No Vaseline" - uncredited)
 2017 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Venue (2017) ... (writer: "Express Yourself" - uncredited)
  Insecure (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Hella Great (2017) ... (performer: "You Can Do It") / (writer: "You Can Do It")
 2017 The Defiant Ones (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Part 1 (2017) ... (writer: "Dope Man" - as O'Shea Jackson Sr.)
  Le Van (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... (performer: "No Vaseline") / (writer: "Bow Down", "No Vaseline")
 2016-2017 Lip Sync Battle (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Ruby Rose Vs. Milla Jovovich (2017) ... (writer: "Boyz-n-the-Hood")
- Rob Riggle vs. Jeff Dye (2016) ... (writer: "Express Yourself")
 2017 Dafabet Masters (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2017: Day 8, Part 2 (2017) ... (performer: "You Can Do It" - uncredited)
 2017 xXx: Return of Xander Cage (performer: "Thank God") / (writer: "Thank God" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2014-2016 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- "Ridin" by Chamillionaire (2016) ... (writer: "Fuck tha Police")
- Just a Friend by Biz Markie (2014) ... (writer: "Straight Outta Compton")
 2016 Barbershop: The Next Cut (performer: "Real People") / (writer: "Real People" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2016 Keanu (writer: "F*ck Tha Police" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2016 Bad Cat (writer: "Fuck Tha Police" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2016 Dirty Grandpa (writer: "It Was a Good Day" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2015/II The Night Before (writer: "Check Yo Self" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2015 South Park (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Naughty Ninjas (2015) ... (writer: "Fuck tha Police")
 2015 Straight Outta Compton (performer: "The Nigga Ya Love To Hate", "No Vaseline") / (writer: "Straight Outta Compton", "Gangsta Gangsta", "The Boyz-N-The-Hood", "Dopeman", "Fuck Tha Police", "8 Ball", "The Nigga Ya Love To Hate", "No Vaseline" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2015 Southpaw (writer: "RNS" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2015 Get Hard (writer: "Bow Down" - as O'Shea Jackson)
  The Vampire Diaries (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- The Day I Tried to Live (2015) ... (performer: "Check Yo Self" - uncredited) / (writer: "Check Yo Self" - uncredited)
 2014 Get Santa (writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2014 Horrible Bosses 2 (writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2014 Sex Tape (performer: "It Was A Good Day") / (writer: "It Was A Good Day" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2014 22 Jump Street (performer: "Drop Girl") / (writer: "Drop Girl" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2014 Ride Along (writer: "It Was A Good Day" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) (as O'Shea Jackson, "You Know How We Do It", "No More ?'s", "Bow Down", "Gangsta Gangsta")
 2013 In a World... (performer: "It Was A Good Day") / (writer: "It Was A Good Day" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2011-2013 The Filthy Frank Show (TV Series short) (writer - 11 episodes)
- How to Pick Up Women in 30 Different Cultures (2013) ... (writer: "Do You Like Criminals?")
- 30 Ways to Use the Toilet (2012) ... (writer: "Bow Down")
- The Amazing Salamander Man (2012) ... (writer: "Hoo-Bangin' (WSCG Style)")
- Just Ask Filthy Frank #3 (2012) ... (writer: "Bow Down")
- Filthy Compilation #2 (2012) ... (writer: "Bow Down")
 2012 On the Other Side of the Tracks (performer: "It Takes a Nation") / (writer: "It Takes a Nation")
 2012 Venus and Serena (Documentary) (writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2012/I The Watch (writer: "The Boyz In The Hood", "Straight Outta Compton" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2012 A Fantastic Fear of Everything (performer: "Wrong Nigga 2 Fuck Wit") / (writer: "Wrong Nigga 2 Fuck Wit" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2012 21 Jump Street (writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (performer: "Your Money Or Your Life", "It Was A Good Day") / (writer: "Straight Outta Compton", "It Was A Good Day" - as O'Shea Jackson) / (writer: "Your Money Or Your Life" - as O'Shea Jackson')
  Rap Critic Reviews (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Shaq Diesel (Album) (2011) ... (performer: "For the Holidaze", "True to the Game") / (writer: "For the Holidaze", "True to the Game")
  Fresh Meat (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2011) (writer - 2 episodes, 2011)
- Episode #1.7 (2011) ... (performer: "You Know How We Do It" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Know How We Do It" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... (performer: "You Know How We Do It" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Know How We Do It" - uncredited)
 2011 Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Top 11 Florida Attractions Not in California, Part One (2011) ... (writer: "Burn Hollywood Burn")
 2011 The Graham Norton Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Geoffrey Rush/Gwyneth Paltrow/Lady Gaga/Jason Byrne (2011) ... (writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - uncredited)
 2011/I Bridesmaids (performer: "Natural Born Killaz") / (writer: "Natural Born Killaz")
 2011 Take Me Home Tonight (writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2010 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Like a G6 (2010) ... (writer: "Gangsta Gangsta")
 2010 Due Date (performer: "Check Ya Self 2010") / (writer: "Check Ya Self 2010" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2010 One Night Stand (TV Series short) (2 episodes)
- Mac's Day Out (2010) ... ("Check Yo Self" (Remix))
- Pilot (2010) ... ("Natural Born Killaz")
  30 for 30 (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2010) (music - 1 episode, 2010)
- Straight Outta L.A. (2010) ... (lyrics: "Straight Outta Compton (Extended Mix Version)") / (music: "Straight Outta Compton (Extended Mix Version)")
 2009 Fame (writer: "The-Boyz-N-The-Hood" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2009 Entourage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- No More Drama (2009) ... (writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - uncredited)
 2009 BET Awards 2009 (TV Special) (performer: "Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It")
 2009 Grindhouse: Collection of Non-Created Films (Documentary short) (performer: "Right Here Right Now")
 2008 Midnight Club: Los Angeles (Video Game) (performer: "Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It") / (writer: "Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It" - as O. Jackson)
 2008 N.W.A.: The World's Most Dangerous Group (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "My Adidas")
 2008 Generation Kill (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Stay Frosty (2008) ... (writer: "Fuck tha Police" - as O'Shea Jackson)
- A Burning Dog (2008) ... (writer: "Gangsta Gangsta" - as O'Shea Jackson)
- The Cradle of Civilization (2008) ... (writer: "The Boyz in the Hood" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (performer: "Check Yo Self (Remix)") / (writer: "Check Yo Self (Remix)" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2008 Street Kings (writer: "This Is Los Angeles")
 2008 Crips and Bloods: Made in America (Documentary) (performer: "The Nigga Trap")
  100 Greatest Songs of the 90s (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... (performer: "It Was a Good Day") / (writer: "It Was a Good Day")
 2007 Who's Your Caddy? (writer: "Straight outta Compton")
 2006 Beerfest (writer: "Dr. Bombay" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2006 Waist Deep (performer: "Child Support") / (writer: "Child Support" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2005 Fuck (Documentary) (writer: "Fuck tha Police" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2005 Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (Video Game) (performer: "Burn Hollywood Burn") / (writer: "Burn Hollywood Burn" - as Shea Jackson)
 2005 Harsh Times (writer: "Boyz-N-The-Hood" - as O. Jackson)
 2005 xXx: State of the Union (performer: "Anybody Seen the Popo's?!") / (writer: "Anybody Seen the Popo's?!" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) ("Check Yo Self (The Message Remix)", "It Was A Good Day", "Guerillas in tha Mist", uncredited) / (writer: "Check Yo Self (The Message Remix)", "Express Yourself", "It Was A Good Day", "Guerillas in tha Mist" - uncredited)
 2004 Family 420 (Video) (writer: "Gangsta Gangsta" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2004 Beef II (Video documentary) (performer: "Friday")
 2003 Beef (Documentary) (performer: "Jackin For Beats", "No Vaseline") / (producer: "No Vaseline")
 2003 Hollywood Homicide (performer: "Get 'Em Up") / (writer: "Get 'Em Up" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2002 Dark Blue (writer: "F... tha Police" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2002 The Hot Chick (writer: "Bow Down" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2002 Friday After Next (performer: "Big Boys") / (writer: "Big Boys", "It's the Holidaze" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2002 OT: Our Town (Documentary) (writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2002 Ali G Indahouse ("STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON")
 2002 Blade II (performer: "Right Here, Right Now") / (writer: "Right Here, Right Now" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2002 All About the Benjamins (performer: "$100 Bill Y'all") / (writer: "$100 Bill Y'all" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2001 How High (writer: "Chin Check")
 2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (writer: "Fuck Tha Police")
 2001 Scary Movie 2 (writer: "If I Had No Loot" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2001 Copperfield: Tornado of Fire (TV Special) ("Dope Man")
 2001 Save the Last Dance (as O'Shea Jackson, "You Can Do It") / (performer: "You Can Do It")
 2000 The Up in Smoke Tour (Video documentary) (performer: "We Be Clubbin'") / (writer: "We Be Clubbin'" - as O. Jackson)
 2000 Gone in 60 Seconds (performer: "Roll All Day") / (writer: "Roll All Day")
 2000 Next Friday (performer: "You Can Do It") / (writer: "You Can Do It", "Chin Check" - as O. Jackson)
 1999 Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Fuck The Police")
 1999 Office Space (performer: "Down for Whatever" (1993)) / (writer: "Down for Whatever" (1993) - as O'Shea Jackson)
 1998 I Got the Hook Up (performer: "Ghetto Vet")
 1998 Bulworth (performer: "Maniac in the Brainiac", "Wrong Nigga to F*** Wit") / (writer: "Maniac in the Brainiac") / (writer: "Wrong Nigga to F*** Wit" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 1998 The Players Club (performer: "You Delinquent", "We Be Clubbin'", "Who Are You Lovin'", "You Know I'm a Ho") / (writer: "You Delinquent", "We Be Clubbin'", "Who Are You Lovin'", "You Know I'm a Ho")
 1997 ECW as Good as It Gets (Video) (performer: "Natural Born Killaz")
 1997 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (writer: "BURN HOLLYWOOD BURN" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 1997 Nothing to Lose (performer: "If I Had No Loot") / (writer: "If I Had No Loot" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 1997 Anaconda (writer: "Foe Life")
 1997 Dangerous Ground (performer: "The World Is Mine") / (writer: "The World Is Mine")
 1996 Set It Off (performer: "Bonnie and Clyde II") / (writer: "Bonnie and Clyde II" - as Jackson)
 1995 Friday (performer: "Friday") / (writer: "You Got Me Wide Open", "Friday")
 1995 Higher Learning (performer: "Higher") / (writer: "Higher" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 1994 Dr. Dre and Ice Cube: Natural Born Killaz (Video short) (performer: "Natural Born Killaz") / (writer: "Natural Born Killaz")
 1994 Street Fighter (performer: "Street Fighter") / (writer: "Street Fighter")
 1994 Blankman (producer: "Talk of the Town")
 1994 Hoop Dreams (Documentary) (writer: "Turn Off the Radio")
 1993 Menace II Society (writer: "DOPEMAN" (REMIX) - as O'Shea Jackson)
 1993 CB4 (performer: "Steady Mobbin'") / (writer: "Straight Outta Compton", "Steady Mobbin'")
 1992 Trespass (performer: "Trespass") / (writer: "Trespass")
 1991 Grand Canyon (writer: "F*** the Police")
 1991 Boyz n the Hood (performer: "How to Survive in South Central") / (producer: "Mama Don't Take No Mess", "Every Single Weekend", "How to Survive in South Central") / (writer: "Mama Don't Take No Mess", "Every Single Weekend", "How to Survive in South Central")
 1991 New Jack City (writer: "Straight Outta Compton")
 1990 The Freshman (writer: "STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON")
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(9/93) Music video:L Appeared in Dr. Dre's video "Let Me Ride". NOTES: (1) Shot on location on Slauson Avenue in Los Angeles. (2) Nominated for a 1993 MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video. (3) Directed by Dr. Dre. See more »

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[on hip-hop] The Beastie Boys broke all the walls for me. They were the introduction of "rap is for everybody". You know, it's not just a black thing. When we came out, it was already a foregone conclusion that all types of life listen to rap. All cultures. But we never knew that "Straight Outta Compton" would blow up like it did. See more »


His favorite films are The Godfather (1972), Citizen Kane (1941), Trading Places (1983), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Jaws (1975). See more »


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