Resorts World Arena to host rap legend.
In need of no introduction, rap icon Ice Cube makes his long-overdue return to British and Irish shores as he unveils details of a hugely exciting High Rollers tour next month, including a date at Resorts World Arena in Birmingham. The Hip Hop OG is enlisting fellow rap legends Cypress Hill and The Game, who’ll be performing at the shows, making this one of the year’s must-see events for UK rap fans.
Ice Cube has a unique legacy as one of the most politically outspoken rappers of all time, he comes to UK shores with more to say than ever. The 6-date tour is his biggest of the UK and Ireland yet, and takes in Resorts World Arena on 6th December.
Ice Cube is an award-winning musician, actor, director, producer, civil rights leader and now CEO and co-founder of the BIG3 professional 3-on-3 basketball league. After penning the most memorable lyrics on N.W.A’s groundbreaking songs Straight Outta Compton and Fuck Tha Police Ice Cube left the group at the peak of its popularity to pursue one of the most successful careers in music history. As a solo recording artist, he has sold more than 10 million albums while remaining one of rap’s most respected and influential artists and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.
Beyond music, Ice Cube is a lifelong civil rights activist and the co-author of the Contract With Black America. In the film arena, he has established himself as one of entertainment’s most successful figures and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017. He’s produced the Friday, Ride Along, Barbershop and Are we There Yet? franchises as well as the critically acclaimed NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton. He is also an acclaimed writer (Friday, The Players Club, The Janky Promoters) and director (The Players Club) who is best known for his acting.
One of the most bankable actors in cinematic history, he has also acted in the Friday, Barbershop, Are We There Yet? and Ride Along franchises, along with the 21 Jump Street franchise, and has had star turns as a conflicted teen in Boyz N The Hood, a greedy soldier in Three Kings and an elite government agent in xXx: State Of The Union.
Joining him will be the legendary Cypress Hill, who burst on the scene in 1991 and are the first Latino-American hip-hop group to achieve platinum and multi-platinum success. Since the release of Black Sunday, Cypress Hill have put out seven more albums including 2018’s critically acclaimed, Elephants on Acid. Cypress Hill made history once again in 2019 when the group was honored with their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2021, Cypress Hill released “Champion Sound”. Produced by Black Milk, the single appears on the soundtrack of R.B.I Baseball 21 and is also the featured song for the band’s partnership with Montejo Cerveza. 2021 also saw Cypress Hill celebrate the 30th anniversary of their self-titled debut this year with a SONY reissue on vinyl, 7-inch box set, a reissue across all DSP’s that includes eight unreleased tracks, as well as a graphic novel and their very own STANCE sock. Cypress Hill continue to be busier than ever.
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