Ice Cube is an American rap artist, actor, and producer born in 1969 in Los Angeles, California. He initially rose to fame as a member of the rap group N.W.A. The group’s first album, Straight Outta Compton, was ranked 10th in Spin Magazine’s 100 Greatest Albums from 1985 to 2005. Due to money disputes, he left the group in 1989. Ice Cube went on to release solo albums such as AmeriKKA’s Most Wanted, Death Certificate, The Predator, Lethal Injection, War & Peace Vol.1, and I Am the West. In his acting career, he has appeared in films such as Boyz n the Hood, Higher Learning, Three Kings, the Friday movies series, the Barbershop movie series, Are We There Yet, and Are We Done Yet. He has earned awards such as a NAACP Image Award, BET Hip-Hop Award, Soul Train Music Award, and Blockbuster Entertainer Award. Ice Cube is married to Kimberly Woodruff and the couple has five children.