Los Angeles, California, USA
O'Shea Jackson Sr., better known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, screenwriter, film producer, and director. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined N.W.A. Monetary conflict with his bandmate Eric "Eazy-E" Wright and manager Jerry Heller caused him to embark on a solo rap career, leading to forays into acting, writing and directing.