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Ice Cube Gets His Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

By: Emily Mae Czachor

For 47-year-old O’Shea Jackson — the rapper, actor and producer better known as Ice Cube (or just “Cube,” as his friends call him) — receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was more than a testament to the hip-hop icon’s fruitful career.

The star, which was unveiled Monday morning outside the Musicians Institute on Hollywood Boulevard, caps the better part of a lifetime making music that not only reflects his experiences but also has had an impact on the broader culture.

“It’s about damn time,” said rapper WC, a close friend of Ice Cube, who spoke during the unveiling ceremony. “Because this is long overdue.”

The ceremony took place just three days after the release of the 25th-anniversary edition of Ice Cube’s politically charged album “Death Certificate,” and just three days before his 48th birthday (the news of which sparked an audience call-and-response: “When I say ‘happy,’ you say ‘birthday!’”).


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