Birth Name: O’Shea Jackson
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: June 15, 1969
Ice Cube grew up in South Central L.A., and witnessed the harsh reality of his environment early on. His half-sister was killed when he was twelve. Trying to find a way out of the ghetto, Ice Cube began to develop his rhyme skills, and also studied architectural drafting at the Phoenix Institute of Technology.
Ice Cube is a cousin of fellow MC Del tha Funkee Homosapien, from the Bay Area. Ice Cube is married to Kimberly Woodruff, with whom he has four children, Sharif, Kareema, Darryl, and O’Shea Jackson, Jr., who is an actor and musician. O’Shea, Jr. portrayed Ice Cube in the film Straight Outta Compton (2015). Kimberly is also African-American. Ice Cube joined the Nation of Islam in the 1990s.
Ice Cube and his son O’Shea Jackson, Jr. at the Straight Outta Compton Los Angeles premiere, 2015
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