About Ice Cube
Ice Cube, real name O’Shea Jackson, is a famous American a rapper, record producer and one of the most influential men in Hollywood- actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. Ice Cube net worth is currently estimated around $100 million. He is considered to be one of the founders of gangster rap sub-genre and often named among the greatest MC’s of all time. Ice is also praised for his brutal and violent yet meaningful and often political lyrics. He was ranked by The Source among the 15 greatest lyricists of all time.
O’Shea was born in Los Angeles, in a family of Doris and Hosea Jackson. When O’Shea was still a child, Jackson family was shaken by a terrible tragedy. His step sister’s boyfriend has killed her before he committed suicide. O’Shea became interested in rap music soon after that and started writing lyrics during the classes in high school. Ice shared this hobby with two of his cousins, Teren Delvon Jones (which later became famous as Del tha Funkee Homosapien) and Kam (a current member of the hip hop group The Warzone). Although Teren and Kam have also managed to achieve careers in hip-hop, neither of them can compete with Ice Cube net worth and his influence.
In 1984 Ice Cube met another current hip hop legend Dr. Dre. Dre did not forget about this acquisition after he entered recording industry and helped Ice Cube to pursue his own career. Together they recorded a single My Posse and worked on a several more projects. Both rappers performed with the group N.W.A. (Niggaz Wit Attitudes), an American hip-hop group considered one of the seminal acts of gangster rap. Although the group was quite popular, Ice Cube net worth started to grow after he decided to leave it and started his solo career in 1989. His first album AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted became a real hit and contributed to the rising popularity of hip-hop culture among the common Americans.
Ice Cube started his career in cinema in 1992, when he first appeared on the screens as Doughboy in the crime drama Boyz n the Hood. A little later John Singleton suggested Ice Cube should write a screenplay, saying that his talent in writing is universal. Ice Cube’s venture into screenwriting eventually developed into the comedy Friday, which was released in 1995. Ice Cube also took a role in a movie, acting along with Chris Tucker, another would-be Hollywood star. The film became quite a hit and raised a gross benefit of $28 million. With a continuing success in both music and movie industries Ice Cube net worth soon reached tens of millions.