Widely regarded as one of the most important figures in rap history, Ice Cube began his career two decades ago with N.W.A. After penning some of the most memorable lyrics on N.W.A’s groundbreaking tracks like “Straight Outta Compton” Ice Cube broke away at the height of the group’s success to launch his solo career.
His debut studio album AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted sold more than a million copies. Ice Cube’s solo sophomore effort Death Certificate debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, eventually selling over two million copies. In 2015, Cube’s film production company Cube Vision released the Oscar-nominated and critically acclaimed N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton via Universal Pictures. The film broke box-office records, emerging as the #1 film release for three consecutive weeks and grossing over $201 million worldwide.
Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of N.W.A in 2016, Ice Cube was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017. To date, he’s sold over 10 million solo albums.