From The Mic To On-Screen: Celebrity Singers Turned Actors

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Ice Cube

When he formed N.W.A. with Dr. Dre and Eazy E and released their controversial, groundbreaking album Straight Outta Compton in 1988, who knew 20 years later Cube would be starring in family movies? But the South Central native successfully transitioned from a hardcore gangsta rapper selling millions of albums into an actor. He first starred in the 1991 cult classic Boyz In The Hood as Doughboy before building his resume with numerous films including Higher Learning, Barbershop, and All About The Benjamins. Being a family man himself, Ice Cube decided to star in 2005’s Are We There Yet? and the film did so well at the box office it spawned a sequel and a television show. These days the married father of four still juggles his movie roles with his music career and is expected to release a new album this year.

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