Ice Cube
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"O'Shea Jackson", 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. (group)/C.I.A. and later joined N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes). After leaving N.W.A in December 1989

Ice Cube is noted as a proficient lyricist and storyteller and is regarded as a brutally honest rapper; his lyrics are often political as well as violence/violent, and he is considered one of the founding artists in gangsta rap. He was ranked #8 on MTV's list of the 10 Greatest MCs of All Time, while fellow rapper Snoop Dogg ranked Ice Cube as the greatest MC of all time. About.com ranked him #11 on its list of the "Top 50 Greatest MCs of Our Time". AllMusic has called him one of hip-hop's best and most controversial artists, as well as "one of rap's greatest storytellers". In 2012, The Source (magazine)/The Source ranked him #14 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.

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