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Rapper and actor Ice Cube found fame in the late 1980s as a member of the controversial rap group N.W.A.
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Around the time of his departure from N.W.A., Cube launched his movie career with a highly praised performance in the John Singleton directed coming-of-age 'hood film, Boyz n the Hood (1992). Over the years, he's had major roles in several other successful films, including the Friday (1995) film series, Three Kings (1999) and Barbershop (2002).
Still, for all his success,
Cube hasn't forgotten his roots. "I keep the fire in me," he said. "You gotta be able to survive in whatever environment you find yourself in. The 'hood means everything to me. You never know when you could wind up back there."
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