The US rapper rose to fame as a member of hip hop group called NWA but had been in the rap business way before that. His wrote his first rap song at the age of nine and by the time he clocked sixteen, he had sold his first song. O’Shea Jackson Sr. says he first wanted to be a footballer but his desires turned around in 1983 when he met Dr Dre and it dawned on him he could be a renowned hit maker.
Date of Birth: June 15, 1969
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Beyond his status as an internationally recognized rap artist, Ice cube is a husband of one and a father to five kids. Jackson is one of the few artists in the hip hop world that have remained faithful to just one woman since the inception of their career and still appears to be kicking with this wife of over two decades. His children are no doubt a vital part of his life and he has been an incredible dad to each of them. The singer mentioned that all the Jackson kids have been exposed to music since their birth and even much more importantly to a world of unsheltered honesty. Keep scrolling as we delve into the life of the Jacksons.
Hosea Jackson (father)
Hosea was a groundskeeper and machinist at UCLA. His son thanked him during his speech at the Hollywood Walk of Fame for being the father who was always there for him.
Doris Benjamin (mother)
Doris is the proud mother of the famous rap star and worked as a hospital clerk while her son was much younger. The hip hop mogul refers to his mother as the woman who supported him regardless of whether she agreed with his decisions just as long as it “kept him off the streets”.
Clyde Jackson (older brother from same parents)
Year of Birth: 1960
Ice Cube has an older brother Clyde who did help to make up his rap moniker.
Pat Jackson (brother from same parents)
Sophie Jackson (sister from same parents)
In Rock Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech Ice Cube thanked his siblings Clyde, Pat, Sophie for “putting up with them turntables and speakers and all that damn noise we was making”.
In interview to Teen Ink Ice Cube mentioned that he had a half-sister that was killed when he was only 12 years old in 1981.
Kimberly Woodruff (spouse)
Duration of Marriage: April 26, 1992 till present
Date of Birth: September 23, 1970
Zodiac Sign: Libra
When Kimberly first met Jackson, she was in a relationship with another man but swoon became single and they met again. By this second meeting, things were very different and they got together in no time. The lovers had their first child in 1991 after dating for two years and got married months later. 25 years later, they are as deeply in love as they were when they first met decades ago
Jackson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and he took out the opportunity to praise his baby mama and best friend. He mentioned that Woodruff has been everything to him; from a home girl to a muse, wife, awesome cook and confidante. She has been an amazing mother to their kids and a great inspiration for the Jackson family as their kids look up to her as their hero.
It would seem that Kim’s only achievement is marrying the famous rap star but on the contrary; she is the partner that boosts her husband’s creativity, charisma and confidence. According to her husband, he still gets the butterflies when he sees her. He maintains that he has remained true to himself despite his fame just because he had a backbone in Kim who was always there to put things in perspective.
O’Shea Jackson Jr. (son with Kimberly Woodruff)
Date of Birth: February 24, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
O’Shea is the musician and aspiring actor that can pass as the exact replica of the music star, only the younger version. The first Jackson son made his feature film debut when he acted as his father in the biopic Straight Outta Compton (2015). Since playing as his dad, his star gradually started to rise and he’s beginning to get more offers as an actor.
Despite looking nearly identical too his father, he still had to audition for the role in the 2015 movie. According to him, he was born to play the role and definitely, he delivered well. Speaking about his son’s performance, the older O’Shea stated that Jackson Jr. had been exposed to the NWA hip hop group since he was growing up and the movie was just about placing the real life dialogue in front of him.
Darrell Jackson (son with Kimberly Woodruff)
Date of Birth: December 29, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Darrell is like his father into the rap business and performs under the name Doughboy which is the nickname of the character Ice Cube played in his first film Boyz in the Hood (1991).
Karima Jackson (daughter with Kimberly Woodruff)
Date of Birth: February 17, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Karima is famous basically for being the eldest daughter to the established rapper and actor. Her father was on a musical hiatus during the time of her birth but returned later on to produce “Natural Born Killaz” with Dr Dre. Karima works as a dedicated research assistant for Rutgers University.
Shareef Jackson (son with Kimberly Woodruff)
Date of Birth: November 17, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
The youngest Jackson seems to be the odd one out in his family not because he is a ‘black sheep’ but because he is the one obsessed with science and technology. Since he was a child, he had the passion for disassembling things and today, he is the founder of a maths and physics tutoring service.