Joined by friends and family -- including former N.W.A bandmate Dr. Dre -- Ice Cube received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday (June 12). The rapper turned actor thanked all of the people who have helped him to become a houshold name. "You know, you don't get here by yourself and when you're coming up doing music, movies, just trying to be creative, you never figure you'll be on the Hollywood Walk of Fame one day," he said. "So today is not really about Ice Cube, it's about all the people who helped me get here."
The 47-year-old star began his career at 16, when he sold his first song to future N.W.A member Eazy-E, rising to fame as a member of the pioneering West Coast hardcore rap group before breaking solo in 1989. He launched his acting career in 1991 with a starring role in John Singleton's breakout Boyz n the Hood, going on to star and appear in more than two dozen other films, including the popular movie series Friday and Barbershop.