Ice Cube really needs no introduction. He’s managed to stay in the spotlight for four different decades while constantly shifting his creative focus. In the 80’s and early 90’s he part of the seminal rap groups C.I.A. and N.W.A., and in the late 90’s and 2000’s he was a movie star, and in the past few years he’s started to break into filmmaking and producing.

The guy can do it all. Even his son, O’Shea Jr., is a Hollywood star after playing his father in the 2015 film “Straight Outta Compton.”

Before appearing on Dan Schneider’s “All That” back in 1998, Ice Cube’s career mostly revolved around rapping. However in 1993 he starred in the smash-hit “Friday,” which was basically the Mona Lisa of his film career. And guess what? He wrote the screenplay for that as well!

Ice Cube in “Friday”

After cementing himself as a breakout comedy star, he began expanding his palates by taking roles in action movies. He appeared next to George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg in the action flick “Three Kings,” and continued his foray into the high-octane sphere by taking a role as a special agent in “XXX: State of the Union.”

Despite having fun with explosions and massive set pieces, Ice Cube is really a comedian at his core. He starred in the comedic masterpiece known as “Barbershop” in 2002, and the popular family film “Are We There Yet?” in 2005.

Ice Cube as Calvin in “Barbershop”

Speaking of that, Ice Cube has maintained a soft spot for the family entertainment sphere throughout his career. In 2014 he appeared next to Elmo on Sesame Street, as well as making a sequel to “Are We There Yet?” a few years later.

In recent years Ice Cube starred in both “21 Jump Street,” and “22 Jump Street” next to Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, showcasing his longevity in the entertainment industry.

As always, it’s a huge treat to watch artists like Ice Cube performing way back in the day, so make sure not to miss the video! After Kenan’s introduction, Ice Cube performs “We Be Clubbin” for the excited studio audience on Nickelodeon’s “All That.”

Ice Cube has been successful in four different decades in music, film and television and  we can’t wait to see what industries he dominates in the decades to come!


All That” is an American, live-action sketch comedy-variety show, which aired on Nickelodeon from 1994 to 2005, lasting ten seasons. “All That” was produced by Dan Schneider, and produced breakout stars including Kenan Thompson and Amanda Bynes. Dan Schneider is an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.

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