Ice Cube

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O'Shea Jackson (born June 15, 1969), better known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor, screenwriter, film director, and producer. He began his career as a member of C.I.A and later joined the rap group N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in 1989, he built a successful solo career in music, and also as a writer, director, actor and producer in cinema. In 2010, he embarked upon a television production career with the TBS series Are We There Yet.

He married Kimberly Woodruff in 1992, with whom he has four children (three boys, one girl).[2][3] From the 2000s onwards, Jackson focused on acting, and his musical output has slowed down considerably.

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Early life

Jackson was born on June 15, 1969 in South Central Los Angeles, California, the son of Doris Jackson (née Benjamin), a hospital clerk and custodian, and Hosea Jackson, who worked as a groundskeeper at UCLA.[4][5] His cousins are Teren Delvon Jones, also known as Del tha Funkee Homosapien, who is a part of the rap group Hieroglyphics and is best known for his work with Gorillaz; and Kam of rap group The Warzone.[6] At age ten, Jackson developed an interest in hip hop music, and began writing raps in Taft High School's keyboarding class.[6] He attended the Phoenix Institute of Technology in the fall of 1987, and studied Architectural Drafting.[7] With friend Sir Jinx, Jackson formed the C.I.A., and they performed at parties hosted by Dr. Dre.

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