Ice Cube

With all of his extracurricular acting endeavors over the years, it's easy to forget that Ice Cube was a rapper first and foremost. But a single listen to his seminal work with N.W.A or any of the classic albums that followed will remind you how dope the dude is and dispel any notion that he's anything but one of the tightest golden-era MCs who's still in the game. Admittedly, he sometimes comes off as corny and soft as some of the other MCs who have flourished as actors — the Smiths, for example, Will and James Todd, his Tinseltown counterparts — but at the end of the day, Cube still manages to seem cool as Ice. At least to us. That could just be nostalgia talking, though.


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