Hollywood, CA (PPN) – What better way to celebrate your birthday than to have your name unveiled outside of the Musicians Institute on Hollywood Blvd.
Rock N’ Roll Hal of Famer and rap icon O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson received a well-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday in his hometown of Los Angeles, California just 3 days before his 48th birthday.
“You know, you don’t get here by yourself and when you’re coming up doing music, movies, just trying to be creative, you never figure you’ll be on the Hollywood Walk of Fame one day,” Ice Cube said.
Surrounded by his family and celebrity friends, the West Coast legend celebrated a lifetime of achievements as a director, entrepreneur, lyrical rapper, producer, and actor.
“It’s about damn time,” said rapper WC. “Because this is long overdue.” In centuries to come, Ice Cube will be remembered as an epitome of quality work.
Ice Cube first fame came in the late 1980’s with West Coast’s legendary rap group N.W.A, along with Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, Eazy-E, and MC Ren.
Twenty-six years ago, his debut solo album AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted went gold in 10 days! Even as a young rap artist in his early twenties, Ice Cube was a humble and fearless man who stood up to adversity.
In 1991, Ice Cube’s debut role on the big screen in John Singleton’s classic movie “Boyz N The Hood” was phenomenal and opened doors for the rapper’s acting career.
“The mark of a true man is how many people he influences in his lifetime,” Singleton said at the ceremony. “That’s how I see Cube.”
Ice Cube has a long list of credits in music and movies. He has appeared in “Friday”, “Barbershop”, “Glass Shield”, “Ride Along”, and many, many more. Some of his hit records include “It was a good day”, “You know how we do it”, “Check Yo Self”, and others.
Cube has a hit VH1 TV show called “Hip Hop Squares”, a new Big 3 basketball league, and recently released a 25th anniversary edition of ‘Death Certificate’.