Hip-hop legend and actor Ice Cube has enjoyed a year of serious accolades, and we’re only halfway through 2016. First, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame along with the rest of NWA, and now, Cube, real name O’Shea Jackson, is set to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Although he is a well-received and celebrated actor, Cube will be honoured as part of the Class of 2017 for his contributions to recording music. The recording category will also honour the following artists: Clarence Avant, Jerry Goldsmith (posthumous), Hall & Oates, John Legend, *NSYNC, New Edition and Selena Quintanilla (posthumous).
Along with this category comes a list of others to be honoured for their contributions to film, TV, radio and theatre/live performance, and will include Amy Adams, Jason Bateman, Dwanye “The Rock” Johnson, Hugh Laurie, Lee Daniels, Jeffrey Tambor, Sarah Silverman and others – you can find the whole list here.
Each inductee will get their own ceremony, which is typically announced around ten days prior to the event. The 2017 honourees will receive their stars at some point within the next two years.
Below, you can watch the Wakl of Fame’s official video announcing the Class of 2017:
Congratulations, Ice Cube!