US rapper and actor, Ice Cube was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California yesterday, June 12th, 2017. Family and celebrity friends, John Singleton and rapper WC were in attendance at the unveiling.
Ice Cube thanked his parents Doris Benjamin and Hosea Jackson for their support in his showbiz endeavors.
“Thank you mama for always supporting whatever I wanted to do, whether you was with it or not, you said, “As long as it kept you off the street, you can do it. A lot of guys don’t have their fathers around, and if you want to make a man like this, stay around your sons. Stay around your kids” he said.
Ice Cube is one of the founding artists of gangsta rap, and much of his musical output has contained harsh socio-political commentary. He was ranked number 8 on MTV’s list of the 10 Greatest MCs of All Time, while fellow rapper Snoop Dogg ranked Ice Cube as the greatest MC of all time. AllMusic has called him one of hip-hop’s best and most controversial artists, as well as “one of rap’s greatest storytellers”. In 2012, The Source ranked him number 14 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time. In 2014, About.com ranked him number 11 on their list of the “50 Greatest MCs of All Time.
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