The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored award-winning actor, director producer and music icon Ice Cube with the 2,614th Hollywood Walk of Fame star on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star was dedicated in the category of Recording at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Musicians Institute.
“Ice Cube is one of the music world’s most popular figures who has successfully crossed over into the world of movies,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “He entertains fans from around the world with his artistic endeavors, and we are proud to add his star to our Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler Emceed the event and unveiled the star with Director John Singleton and Rapper WC.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the popular star ceremonies, encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Ice Cube [O’Shea Jackson] was born in South Central Los Angeles. Known to be one of the most important figures in rap history, Ice Cube first came to public notice as a rapper and songwriter with the controversial and influential West Coast gangsta rap group N.W.A over two decades ago. After penning the most memorable lyrics on N.W.A.’s groundbreaking songs “Straight Outta Compton” and “Gangsta, Gangsta” and “Express Yourself,” Ice Cube left the group at the height of their success to start his own solo career. In 1990, Ice Cube released AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted, his debut studio album, an unexpectedly large critical and commercial success and considered to be one of the defining hip hop albums of the 1990s. With a career spanning the release of nine solo albums and more than 10-million albums sold to date, Ice Cube remains one of music’s most respected and influential artists today. In 2016, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with his group N.W.A. Cube is currently gearing up for the release of the 25th anniversary edition of his highly controversial second album Death Certificate on June 9th which will include three brand new songs. Recorded in the wake of the Rodney King beating in 1991, the incendiary LP, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, takes a potent look at life in South Central through the eyes of one of rap’s greatest and grittiest storytellers.
In the same year as Death Certificate, Cube made his acting debut with a lead acting role in the critically-acclaimed and Academy Award® nominated Boyz N The Hood. Since then, he has become one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood with such film credits as Friday, Three Kings, xXx: State of the Union, and Barbershop, Are We There Yet?, Ride Along, and21 Jump Street franchises to name just a few.
As an accomplished producer through his company, Cube Vision (Friday, the Barbershop, Are We There Yet? andRide Along franchises), writer (Friday, The Players Club, The Janky Promoters) and director (The Players Club), Ice Cube has established himself as one of entertainment industry’s most reliable, relevant, and prolific figures both on and off the screen.
As a television producer, Cube Vision took the Barbershop and Are We There Yet? series to successful network runs, and also enjoyed success with the controversial Black. White. His production company’s latest project,Hip Hop Squares on VH1 became the highest rated non-sports show to air in prime time when it premiered in March 2017.
In 2015, Straight Outta Compton, which Cube helped inspire and produce through his company Cube Vision was released. The critically acclaimed film held the No. 1 spot at the box office three weekends in a row and grossed over $200-million on a mere budget of $28-million. The Universal Pictures-released movie went on to receive countless awards and accolades including nominations with the Academy Awards, Critics Choice Awards, SAG Awards, Producer Guild of America Awards, Writers Guild of America Awards, Golden Globes and won for Best Picture at the NAACP Image Awards, True Story at the MTV Movie Awards, and many more.
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $40,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. Download the official app for iPhones and Android devices at http://officialhollywoodwalkoffameapp.com
For more than 96 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Jeff Zarrinnam, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2017-18, and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.
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