Ice Cube gives viewers an intimate look at his three-decade-long career—from a founding member of N.W.A. to a blockbuster movie star—on VH1’s “Behind the Music.” The extraordinary life of O’Shea Jackson starts with his childhood in South Central Los Angeles where he faced gang violence and drug dealers. He went on to release the seminal album Straight Outta Compton with N.W.A. before embarking on a successful solo career, and starred in movies such as Boyz N the Hood, Friday, Barbershop, and Are We There Yet?
Cube visits his old stomping grounds with commentary from his family and friends including Snoop Dogg, director John Singleton, and actress Nia Long.
“You either have it or you don’t and I happen to have it,” says the West Coast icon, who transformed the face of hip-hop. Watch the full episode below.