Ice Cube, along with Ice-T, was a pioneer of gangsta rap and one of the founding fathers of hip-hop in California. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, Ice Cube was the face of LA hip-hop and made several hits. From ‘F**k Da Police’ to ‘Check Yo Self’, the LA rapper was unmatched in his city.
The former N.W.A legend, is one of the only rappers in history that has dominated both hip-hop and Hollywood simultaneously. Since the 1990s, the rapper (real name O’Shea Jackson) has taken on many iconic roles and appeared in a plethora of films, including Boyz N the Hood, Friday, Ride Along and more.
Jackson has played several roles during his career and has always looked back fondly on his various filming experiences. From Friday alongside his good friend Chris Tucker to Are We There Yet? with Nia Long, the rapper and actor has filled almost every type of role you can.
However, that’s not all he has done. Jackson also appeared in 22 Jump Street, but only last year the rapper revealed to the Million Dollarz Worth of Game podcast alongside E-40 and Too $hort, that he rejected a $9 million role because the producers were pressuring him get a Covid vaccine. Going into detail, the ‘No Vaseline’ rapper explained that he was unsure about his status within Hollywood as a result.
However, the rapper and actor has come out on the other side and is still as respectable as ever. With such a hefty filmography and has featured in so many TV shows, it is no surprise that the rapper once revealed to the online film publication, MovieFone.com his five favourite movies of all time that star hip-hop artists.
Some films not mentioned are, Above The Rim, Poetic Justice and 8 Mile.
Ice Cube reveals his five favourite movies starring rappers:
- Straight Outta Compton, (2015)
- Friday, (1995)
- Boyz N the Hood, (1991)
- Ride Along, (2014)
- Barbershop, (2002)