Ice Cube, whose real name is O'Shea Jackson, was born in Los Angeles, California. He is not only a rapper, but also a producer, screenwriter and actor. He began his musical career in the group C.I.A. and later became a part of N.W.A. Ice Cube decided to pursue a solo career in 1989. He released his debut solo album, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, in 1990.