Ice Cube in Boyz N the Hood
After finding success in music as a member of N.W.A. and as a solo artist with AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted, Cube garnered critical praise with his starring role in John Singleton’s feature debut Boyz N the Hood. In the film, Cube plays local South Central street-tough Doughboy, embodying the hardened gangsta persona present in his music in his performance. The role – a first for the fledgling actor – helped Cube establish himself as a mainstay in Hollywood.