Ice Cube is an American hip hop artist, record producer, actor, screenwriter, film producer, and director. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, he built a successful solo career in music, and also as a writer, director, actor and producer in cinema. Additionally, he has served as one of the producers of the Showtime television series Barbershop and the TBS series Are We There Yet?, both of which are based upon films in which he portrayed the lead character.
In 2014, he was in the film 22 Jump Street. You can also catch him acting alongside Kevin Hart in Ride Along. In the 2016, he is playing Calvin Palmer in a film featuring Nikki Minaj called Barbershop: The Next Cut.