A Portrait of Ice Cube - The L.A. Series - Amy Victoria

By Brook

"Ice Cube," a portrait by Artist-in-Residence, Amy Victoria, is done and in the studio. Ice Cube, born O'Shea Jackson, is one of the founding artists of gangsta rap, and some, including fellow rapper, Snoop Dogg, rank Ice Cube as the greatest MC of all time. Originally from Baldwin Hills, O'Shea was a part of an extended music-business family and began writing rap in a typing class in ninth grade. He attended Taft High School in Woodland Hills and pursued a career as an architectural draftsman as a backup plan in case his music career didn't succeed. Often seen as controversial, Ice Cube showed a deeply inclusive side when he said in a 2017 interview, "Everyone has something to offer to the world, and to be honest, were not fighting over religions, man. We're fighting over resources. That's just a smokescreen...." For more on Ice Cube visit To see the portrait, contact