June 12 th is now formally known as ‘Ice Cube Day’ in the city of Hollywood. Earlier this week, Los Angeles native Ice Cube was formally honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles for his extensive achievements in music and film.
Several friends of the Crenshaw rapper came out to show their support, including Boyz N The Hood Director John Singleton, Dr. Dre, Martin Lawrence, Xzibit, Big Boi, Russell Simmons as well as many others.
Amongst this group of friends was also West Coast rapper and collaborator WC, who expressed his appreciation for the honoree at the live-streamed induction ceremony. He praised Cube “not just as a rap icon, but a friend, brother, loving father, husband, rider, actor and oh yeah, a musical genius.” He continued by admiring that Cube was “someone who is never scared to go against the grain and willing to sacrifice his career in order to bring about change. Not just change within our community, but a change in the way that we thought, talked, and through his music, the way that we fought."
In his acceptance speech, the N.W.A rapper took time to acknowledge the people who had helped him throughout his career, including his parents and wife sitting in the front row.
“You know, you don’t get here by yourself,” he continued. “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. So today is not really about Ice Cube, it’s about all the people who helped me get here.”
After the festivities, Cube continued to express his gratitude on Twitter.
In his speech Cube noted that he still has plenty of work to do in the future. “You ain’t going to like everything I do, but you going to like most of everything I do. And if you don’t like what I got coming, just keep watching because I’m going to keep coming.”
His latest hit, 'Good Cop Bad Cop,' released earlier this month has already reached close to four million views on Vevo.