Rap superstar Ice Cube (O'Shea Jackson) made is way to Asheville, North Carolina to perform a sold out show on March 6. Borrowing from a wide repertoire of songs, Ice Cube performed hits from N.W.A. and his other projects including Straight Outta Compton, Gangsta Gangsta, It Was A Good Day and Check Yo Self!
Joined by WC (William L. Calhoun Jr.) and DJ Crazy Toones (Lamar Dupré Calhoun), there was never a dull moment as crowd was pumped and sand along to Ice Cubes songs. Ice Cube told the crowd that North Carolina is held special to him because his mother is from NC and his grandfather lives in High Point, NC—a city 150 miles east of Asheville. Ice Cube was featuring his latest album, "I Am the West" which came out in 2010 and the stage sported a larger than life black & white backdrop of cover shot of him sitting in a rocking chair sporting a 12 gauge shotgun.
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Ice Cube, a father of 4, brought out two of his sons toward the end of the show to rap with their dad, a gangsta rap founder and mogul.
Ice Cube is most certainly the most accomplished performer to come to The Orange Peel (Asheville's largest nightclub). Besides being a rap icon, Ice Cube is a highly successful actor, film director, screenwriter and producer.
More Ice Cube photos from his performance in Asheville up at Performance Impressions.
Ice Cube Tour Dates & Tickets
Ice Cube will be on tour through April and tickets are not unexpectedly sold out for most shows on the tour:
Mar 11 Buffalo Town Ballroom
Mar 12 Milwaukee The Rave / Eagles Ballroom
Mar 13 Chicago The Mid
Mar 15 Minneapolis First Avenue
Mar 17 Saskatoon, Canada Tequila Night Club
Mar 18 Lethbridge, Canada Bully's Event Center
Mar 19 Calgary, Canada Flames Central
Mar 22 Vancouver, Canada Commodore Ballroom
Mar 27 Bend, OR Midtown
Mar 29 Chico, CA Senator Theater
Mar 29 Sacramento Chico, Bolivia Senator Theatre
Mar 30 Los Angeles House of Blues - Sunset Strip
Apr 1 Los Angeles City National Grove of Anaheim
Apr 2 Las Vegas House of Blues
Apr 3 Bakersfield, CA Majestic Fox Theater