Ice Cube Similar Artists

Eazy-E - 82% match to Ice Cube

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eric Wright, 7 September 1963 (1964 is also cited), Compton, California, USA, d. 26 March 1995, Los Angeles, California, USA. There are those critics who did not take well to Eazy-E’s ‘whine’, but his debut kept up N.W.A.’s momentum by managing to offend just about every imaginable faction, right and left. Attending a fund-raising dinner for the Republica Read more

Snoop Dogg - 74% match to Ice Cube

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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2Pac - 71% match to Ice Cube

Genres: Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Parish Lesane Crooks, 16 June 1971, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 13 September 1996, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The controversy-laced gangsta rapper 2Pac was the son of two Black Panther members, and his mother Alice Faye Williams was actually pregnant with her son while being held in a New York prison. After his mother married Mutulu Shakur, who became the baby Read more

Dr. Dre - 69% match to Ice Cube

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Xzibit - 69% match to Ice Cube

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Game - 64% match to Ice Cube

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jayceon Terrell Taylor, 29 November 1979, Los Angeles, California, USA. This west coast gangsta rapper shot to fame in 2004 on the strength of his association with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent. Taylor was raised in a foster home in Compton and, like many young men from his neighbourhood, followed a path into crime and dealing. His redemption came when he decided to take up rapping af Read more

Ice-T - 59% match to Ice Cube

Genres: Spoken Word Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Tracy Marrow, 16 February 1958, Newark, New Jersey, USA. One of the most outspoken rappers to emerge from the 80s west coast hip-hop scene, and one of the founding fathers of gangsta rap, Ice-T boasts (sometimes literally) a violent past in which he was shot twice - once while involved in an armed robbery. His name, fittingly, is taken from black exploitation author Iceberg Read more

Compton's Most Wanted - 51% match to Ice Cube

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Gangsta rap traditionalists in the style of N.W.A. whose naked aggression was tempered by deft production, Compton’s Most Wanted originally comprised Unknown DJ, DJ Mike T, DJ Slip, the Chill MC and MC Eiht (allegedly a pseudonym for ‘Experienced In Hardcore Thumpin’’). The 1989 singles ‘Rhymes Too Funky’ and ‘This Is Compton’ were follow Read more

DMX - 49% match to Ice Cube

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Earl Simmons, 18 December 1970, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The leading hardcore rapper of the late 90s and early 00s, Earl Simmons was raised from an early age by his aunt in New York City’s Yonkers district. He took his name from the DMX digital sound machine, and developed a reputation as a DJ in the local projects. DMX won Source magazine’s Unsigned Hype Award in Read more

Nas - 47% match to Ice Cube

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, 14 September 1973, Long Island, New York, USA. From the tough Queensbridge housing projects which brought the world Marley Marl, MC Shan and Intelligent Hoodlum, Nas made his name as a highly skilled rapper with the double whammy of 1994’s Illmatic and 1996’s It Was Written, albums whose music was crafted with a degree of subtlety and fore Read more

Rakim - 47% match to Ice Cube

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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William Michael Griffin Jnr., 28 January 1968, Wyandanch, Long Island, New York, USA. Between 1987 and 1992, Rakim released four influential albums in partnership with Eric B that have accorded him the status of one of rap’s greatest figureheads. His complex, cross-referencing lyrics and relaxed delivery style inspired a new generation of hip-hop artists in the 90s, inc Read more

Redman - 47% match to Ice Cube

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Reginald Noble, 17 April 1970, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Inventive and witty US rapper whose 1992 debut Whut? Thee Album broke into the US Top 50, although it failed to get a UK release until much later in the year. Enshrining the new ethos of cannabis as the drug of choice (‘How To Roll A Blunt’), there was also room for the traditional braggadocio (‘A Day Of Read more

50 Cent - 44% match to Ice Cube

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Public Enemy - 44% match to Ice Cube

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hugely influential and controversial New York, USA-based rap act, frequently referred to as ‘The Black Sex Pistols’, Public Enemy’s legacy extends beyond rap, and attained a massive cultural significance within black communities. The effect on the consciousness (and consciences) of white people during the act’s heyday (the late 80s and early 90s) is almost a Read more

Gang Starr - 43% match to Ice Cube

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arguably hip-hop’s most literate, challenging act on both musical and lyrical fronts, Gang Starr comprises Guru Keith E (Keith Elam, 17 July 1966, Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA; vocals/lyrics) and DJ Premier (b. Christopher Martin, 21 March 1966, Houston, Texas, USA; music). Guru (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal) was born the son of a Boston municipal and superior court Read more


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