Hip hop heavyweight Ice Cube leads a contingent of West Coast legends on an Australian tour next March.
Ice Cube unites with Cypress Hill and The Game in an unmissable triple-headliner hitting Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane.
Promising large-scale production, the shows will see three of the biggest names in hip hop grace the stage to perform iconic hits from their extensive catalogues.
Born O’Shea Jackson Sr in 1969, Ice Cube helped develop the West Coast rap scene in the late ‘80s as a member of N.W.A. and is a leading progenitor of gangsta rap, owing to his immense lyrical contributions on the group’s 1988 album ‘Straight Outta Compton’.
By the early ’90s Ice Cube had embarked on a solo career, releasing his debut ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’ in 1990, which courted further contempt and controversy for its lyrics.
Throughout subsequent releases, Ice Cube solidified his reputation as an unapologetic truth-teller holding up a harsh mirror against the ills and injustices of society.
Among his massive swag of hits and classics, Ice Cube is perhaps best-known for urban hymns ‘It Was A Good Day’ and ‘Check Yo Self’.
Ice Cube has also maintained a prolific film career since the ‘90s, debuting as Doughboy in John Singleton’s ‘Boyz N The Hood’. He’s also turned his hand to filmmaking, co-writing and producing the cult favourite ‘Friday’ series.
Alongside Ice Cube, Cypress Hill played a pivotal role in defining the West Coast scene with a string of iconic hits throughout the ‘90s, including ‘Insane In The Brain’, ‘How I Could Just Kill A Man’, ‘Dr Greenthumb’ and ‘When The Shit Goes Down’.
The Game is a Compton native who came to prominence in the early 2000s with his full-length debut album ‘The Documentary’. Representing a new generation, The Game injected gangsta rap with new credibility due to his former involvement in the violent Crips and Bloods gang feud.