Ice Cube is the founding father of the gangsta rap genre. He is a controversial but versatile and brilliant figure in the world of hip-hop music, who has created a cultural phenomenon. His best selling albums are AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted, Kill at Will, Death Certificate, War & Peace Vol. 1″, “War & Peace Volume 2”, “Lethal Injection” and “I Am the West”.
|Net Worth||160 000 000 $|
|Born||June 15, 1969
Los Angeles, California, U.S
|Occupation||Rapper, singer, songwriter|
How much money does Ice Cube have?
Ice Cube is one of the rappers who have made it to the top. After all, the rapper is a multimillionaire. However, he has earned his money not only as a musician and songwriter. After all, the multi-talented actor, screenwriter and producer has long since built up other footholds, so that his five children should also have a very good living. Nine solo albums are just as much his doing as a multitude of Barbershop and Friday films. Ice Cube’s estimated fortune is 160 million dollars.
Ice Cube and his first successes
The fact that the rapper is also taken quite seriously by the film world became apparent in June 2016 at the latest. At that time, Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, received an invitation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Not even 700 personalities had received this invitation before the rapper. The fact that he comes from a rather disadvantaged district in Los Angeles, South Central, has not prevented the African-American from having an impressive career.
Certainly, his acquaintance with Dr. Dre, which he was able to make at the tender age of 15, was a real stroke of luck for the later rap star. However, he owes his stage name to his big brother. The latter threatened Ice Cube in a dispute that he wanted to put the little brother in a freezer. He would only free him from this predicament when he had become an ice cube.
The rise of the rapper and movie star
The rapper, who was born as the fourth child into his Californian family, certainly didn’t grow up in the best of circumstances. However, this has given him his street cred. Because as a rapper Ice was able to convince from the beginning with his credible song content. With the album “Straight Outta Compton” Ice Cube achieved his first big breakthrough together with his rap group. Eazy-E, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube had already joined forces to form the group N.W.A. in 1986. Police violence and street gangs were among the everyday themes in their songs from the very beginning. A large part of the lyrics came from the pen of Ice Cube himself.
However, this first successful stage of his career came to an abrupt end for the rapper in 1989. Finally, there were disputes about the distribution of the money that the group collected. Therefore, from 1990 Ice Cube went solo. Even though his next album made it to number 19 on the Billboard 200 charts, his lyrics were not without controversy. Especially for his homophobic and violent lyrics Ice Cube had to take a lot of criticism.
A career as a rapper and actor
However, this did not stop the musician from releasing an album with even more radical lyrics as early as 1991. “No Vaseline” was even received by critics as an anti-Semitic song. Although this album made it to #2 on the Billboard 200, Billboard Magazine did not publish the album’s name in its ranking. Such an exclusion had never happened before. This, of course, increased the buzz around Ice Cube’s person. In the same year, things also took a decisive step forward for him as an actor. Finally, Ice Cube won the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for “Most Promising Actor.” In the meantime, Ice Cube has been concentrating primarily on his film work. His last album was released in 2010, which is quite a long time ago.