35 Inspirational Ice Cube Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Ice Cube Quotes On Success

Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson) is an American rapper, actor, producer, director, and writer. He initially gained recognition as a member of the hip hop group C.I.A. in 1984, which gained limited commercial success prior to disbanding three years later. Ice Cube, alongside Dr. Dre and Eazy E, then formed the group N.W.A, where he gained extreme notoriety as the group’s primary songwriter and performer, noted for becoming one of the founding artists of gangsta rap, and pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music, as well as visual imagery in music videos. As a businessman, Ice Cube has founded his clothing line, Solo by Cube, as well as the 3 on 3 basketball league Big3, which predominantly features retired NBA players. Following the release of Death Certificate (1991), Ice Cube transitioned into film, where his popularity was further enhanced by his starring role in Boyz n the Hood (1991), where his performance was heavily praised. He also wrote and starred in the Friday film series, which contributed to reinventing his public image as a movie star. Ice Cube has also featured in the Barbershop, Ride Along, and XXX film series, while also serving as a producer to several other films, including Straight Outta Compton (2015), a biographical film depicting the career of N.W.A. Much of his musical output has contained harsh socio-political commentary and storytelling, which has earned him several accolades from multiple publications and artists, often cited as an influence and one of the best rappers of all time. May these Ice Cube Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “You have to resist falling in love with the money they [producers] want to give you. You have to really resist that, and you have to just think about the work and whether it’s a movie that you would want to see.” Ice Cube

2. “I know that there are obstacles; I know that there are hills to climb, I know there were people before me that made my journey easier and there are people behind me that I have made the journey easier for.” Ice Cube

3. “I think people, if you really want to be happy, you have to find God yourself, and you’re going to have to have a personal, one-on-one relationship and not look to get through these traditions or these rituals and all this crazy stuff when you could talk to him right here, right now, anytime, anywhere, any place, from any position. And that’s the kind of relationship you want, not a standard.” Ice Cube

4. “I believe our society has fallen into a pyramid system where there are people relegated to the bottom of that pyramid and there are people that feel like they’re entitled to the top of that pyramid.” Ice Cube

5. “If you love what you do, and you believe in your talent, there’s nothing better than breaking through. There’s no better feeling than breaking through.” Ice Cube

6. “A lot of people have a misconception of what the ghetto is all about. You know, it’s only a small percentage of the people that are bad. Everybody else is good.” Ice Cube

7. “The best thing to do is to write about what you know, and if you write about what you know you can always pull those nice little tidbits that hook people, that shows that you know about this world and can bring people into a world that they may not know nothing about.” Ice Cube

8. “You can do anything in the world if you say, Hey man, don’t blame me, the devil made me do it. It’s an easy way to escape responsibility.” Ice Cube

9. “Everybody that wants to be successful should always be careful of what you wish for. A lot of artists and entertainers want to put the genie back in the bottle and wish they could go back to being what they were.” Ice Cube

10. “My thing is: stay creative. And just because somebody starts to pay you, that doesn’t mean all your creativity goes to that, and you don’t save none for yourself to be able to do other, bigger and better things and still follow your dreams even if you start off inside of a box.” Ice Cube

11. “No matter what part of the country you come from, you can always come together to make ground-breaking hip-hop.” Ice Cube

12. “The biggest change in the government’s behavior has been because of TV and its ability to show to the world what has happened in this community, that’s the biggest change. But without TV, the separation between the government and the people would be much worse than it is.” Ice Cube

13. “Embrace what makes up you. Some stereotypes are true – I love chicken, but that’s a stereotype, I love basketball, but that’s a stereotype, too. But who cares? Embrace it. Be who you are, and don’t be ashamed of what that is.” Ice Cube

14. “Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide.” Ice Cube

15. “Do not turn into just cookie-cutter producer, cookie-cutter this, but a producer that people say wow, when they do something it’s great or just unique or whatever.” Ice Cube

16. “It’s always great when you’re able to give fans what they expect and even a little more.” Ice Cube

17. “We should love the fact that we’re not just getting one point of view. That we have this diversity in entertainment, and people are not scared to be themselves, and people are not scared to make people uncomfortable, and that’s all part of it. That’s all part of being free.” Ice Cube

18. “If you give anybody the chance, they can always make a decent human being out of themselves. It’s the people that don’t have a chance, that we look down at like they’re monsters or they’re animals or that they want something different than the rest of us.” Ice Cube

19. “Sometimes you got to start somewhere. And it’s cool, as long as where you start is not where you plan on finishing.” Ice Cube

20. “Success really comes down to the product, not to me, my personality, or what club I’m seen going into or coming out of. None of that matters. What’s important is whether or not people feel like they wasted their time or money when they pay for a movie or a CD.” Ice Cube

21. “People wanted to have fun more than they wanted to learn from their music, and that’s where the shift started to happen.” Ice Cube

22. “I think the worst thing you can do about a situation is nothing.” Ice Cube

23. “There’s things people say in the barbershop they won’t even say in their own living room, because it’s just one of those zones where nobody’s going to judge you too much about your dumb opinion.” Ice Cube

24. “Money comes and goes, but your inner feelings, your gut feelings, your manhood, your womanhood, whatever, that stays with you. That don’t go anywhere. So you either proud of who you are and how you handle situations or you not. If you handle a situation wrong, it will haunt you.” Ice Cube

25. “People associate clothes with actual behavior, and it’s kind of crazy. If you get shot in some Levi’s you don’t go after Levi’s. It’s not the clothes. It’s always the people.” Ice Cube

26. “Once you figure out what your own thing is it’s all about trying to develop shows, programs that can, I guess, enhance what you already have and what you can add to Hollywood.” Ice Cube

27. “Keep doin’ what you’re doin’, fall in love with what you’re creating, and everything else will fall into place.” Ice Cube

28. “Everybody who comes from the gangster life – they want what that man in the suburbs wants. Nice family. Nice house. Nice cars. Bills paid. Kids in school. Food on the table. Nothing more.” Ice Cube

29. “Don’t worry about being a star, worry about doing good work, and all that will come to you.” Ice Cube

30. “There’s a lot of potential that goes unused in places like South Central L.A., a lot of brilliant, smart people who just don’t have that chance to show it.” Ice Cube

31. “I believe every pencil has to be sharpened every now and then to stay sharp, or you dull out. So my records, I chose to speak on what black people do, what white people do, what women do, what men do.” Ice Cube

32. “Everybody thinks the grass is greener on the other side. If you talk to most artists, they think they can play something, you know, “If I had stayed playing football in high school, if I had been doing basketball.” Everybody’s got their fantasies and thinks the grass is greener. It’s not. It’s not.” Ice Cube

33. “Sometimes when you’re relegated to your neighborhood, you forget that there’s more important things than your neighborhood going on out in the world.” Ice Cube

34. “I really appreciate family, I really can’t imagine life without them.” Ice Cube

35. “Create your own path, hone your talent, be ready to show your talent, and don’t doubt yourself.” Ice Cube

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