Depending on when you were born, you might see as Ice Cube as one of two people. The first one, for our younger readers, is the lovable character from "Barber Shop," "Are We There Yet?" or "21 Jump Street." For our older audience, it's probably the angry gangster rapper who was a member of N.W.A. and released The Predator

We're focusing on the latter Ice Cube today. As one of gangster rap's pioneers, Ice Cube pushed the limits of what hip hop could do in terms of content and message. Through his work with N.W.A., Cube and the gang brought rap a facelift, and the whole game got a whole lot realer. 

With a number of classic tracks under his belt, there's no shortage of dope material from Ice Cube. Let's throw it back to the early cuts.