Rapper, actor, and movie producer Ice Cube received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday in front of the Musicians Institute on Hollywood Boulevard.
Cube was joined by NWA members Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, and MC Ren, who posted a photo on his Twitter with the caption, “Congratulations to @icecube getting his star in Hollywood. Today was a good day.”
Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, first appeared on the scene with the West Coast rap group NWA in the late 1980s. In 1990, he released his first studio album AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted after leaving the group for a solo career. Cube began his acting career in the 1991 film Boyz n the Hood, and later appeared in the hit movie Friday. He directed the 1998 film, The Players Club. Cube later switched gears appearing in movies like Barbershop, Are We There Yet?, and the Ride Along franchises, which he also produced. He was also a producer of the 2015 NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton.
Congratulations to my brother Ice Cube getting his star on the Hollywood walk of fame today.— MC REN (@realmcren) June 12, 2017
Ice Cube, now 47, received the 2,614th star since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars. The ceremony comes just three days after the release of the 25th-anniversary edition of his second album Death Certificate, which includes three new songs.