#BlackCreativesMonth Ice Cube

The black creative that I chose to highlight is O’Shea Jackson Sr. aka Ice Cube who is an American rapper, writer/director and actor.

Ice Cube initially gained recognition as a member of the hip hop group C.I.A. in 1984. Then shortly after that group dismembered, himself, Dr. Dre and Eazy E, formed the group N.W.A, where he was the group’s primary songwriter and performer.

Director John Singleton encouraged Ice Cube to try his hand at screenwriting, telling him, “If you can write a record, you can write a movie.” With that, Ice Cube wrote the screenplay for what became the 1995 comedy Friday, and it earned $28 million worldwide on a $3.5 million budget and spawned two sequels, Next Friday and Friday After Next

From then on, Ice Cube has directed and acted in several movies to this day and still makes music.

Check Out this oldie but goodie from the legend himself.