Ice Cube, once a part of one the most notorious rap crews in hip-hop history, NWA, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday (6/12/17).
The 47-year-old rapper-actor, whose real name is O’ Shea Jackson, posed alongside his honor on Hollywood Boulevard outside the Musicians Institute.
He kept it classic in a black Los Angeles Dodgers cap with a short-sleeved button-up Dickies black shirt, black jeans and black leather Nike sneakers.
High-profile pals such as Dr. Dre, Yella, MC Ren, director, John Singleton and rapper WC were in attendance at the unveiling, where the veteran entertainer thanked his parents Doris Benjamin and Hosea Jackson for their support in his showbiz endeavors.
‘Thank you mama for always supporting whatever I wanted to do, whether you was with it or not, you said, “As long as it kept you off the street, you can do it,”‘ he said, according to ABC7. ‘A lot of guys don’t have their fathers around, and if you want to make a man like this, stay around your sons. Stay around your kids.’
WC, Ice Cube’s collaborator in his group Westside Connection, sparked the crowd with a reference to Ice Cube’s 1992 hit It Was A Good Day by asking the audience, ‘Today was a good day, ain’t it y’all?’