Contrary to what many think, Ice Cube is much more than one of the best rappers from the American west coast. He is an established artist, an actor, a family figure, and even a producer.
Recently he just released In The Movies, a CD full of Ice Cube tracks that have appeared in movies Ice Cube has been a part of. This album is chock full of songs that were in movies such as Friday, Boyz In The Hood, and even Trespass. Most of the songs here feature guest appearances by other artists such as Mack 10, Dr. Dre, and even Paul Oakenfold.
Ice Cube, born O’Shea Jackson, has been on the music scene for years. He was both a founding member, and resident lyrical genius of the famed gangsta rap group N.W.A. — only to leave once he found out that he was being taken advantage of by the group’s manager. His choice to leave resulted in a successful solo career. He has a voice that few mistake and an attitude that many respect. His mind-set has brought him to the top of the music scene, and his creativity has helped him produce hits such as “Today Was A Good Day” and even “Bow Down”
In 1991 Ice Cube played the part of Doughboy in Boyz N The Hood. This was just the beginning of his acting career. He has also starred in the Friday trilogy, Anaconda, and the kid friendly Are We There Yet? What few know is that he also written, produced, and directed some of the movies he acted in.
Along with movies come soundtracks, and every film that Ice Cube has played a role in has also featured one of his songs in the score. This CD is a collection of various tracks that have appeared on different movies Ice Cube has appeared in. Some of the tracks on the disc are classics to my ears, while others I vaguely remember or never heard of.