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Ice Cube, real name O’Shea Jackson, is celebrating his 54th birthday today! Cube has played many roles throughout his career and has left a huge mark in the world of Hip Hop. As a rapper, actor, producer, and activist, Cube emerged from the streets of South Central Los Angeles, where he played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of hip-hop and becoming one of its most influential figures.

Many may know that Ice Cube started his days in the revolutionary rap group N.W.A. in the late 1980s, alongside Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, MC Ren, and DJ Yella. With their unapologetic lyrics and raw energy, N.W.A. challenged societal norms and shed light on the harsh realities of inner-city life. Cube’s sharp lyrics, distinct voice, and fearless delivery made him a standout member of the group.

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After leaving N.W.A. in 1989, Ice Cube embarked on a successful solo career, releasing iconic albums such as “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted,” “Death Certificate,” and “The Predator.” His talent and socially conscious messages resonated with audiences worldwide, earning him commercial success.

In addition to his music, Cube has made significant contributions to the film industry as an actor and producer. He starred in and wrote the screenplay for the classic film “Friday” and its sequels, solidifying his presence in the world of film and comedic films. His acting credits include movies like “Boyz n the Hood,” “Ride Along,” the “Barbershop” series, “21 & 22 Jump Street”, “First Sunday”, “All About the Benjamins”, and dozens more.

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With his undeniable talent and artistic versatility, Ice Cube continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the world of hip-hop and popular culture. His impact on the industry and his unwavering dedication to his craft have cemented his legacy as one of the most notable rap artists of all time.

Happy Birthday, Cube! Check out some of his hits below:

On This Day: June 15th, 1969 Ice Cube Was Born!  was originally published on hot1009.com

1. Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day

2. IceCube – Check Yo Self

3. Ice Cube – You Know How We Do It

4. Ice Cube – No Vaseline

5. Ice Cube – Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It

6. N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton

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8. Ice Cube – We Be Clubbin’

9. Ice Cube – Why We Thugs

10. Ice Cube, Mack 10, Ms. Toi – You Can Do It

11. Ice Cube – Hello