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O’Shea Jackson Sr., AKA Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor, and filmmaker. His lyrics on N.W.A’s 1988 album Straight Outta Compton were instrumental in gangsta rap’s widespread popularity, and his politically-driven solo albums AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted, Death Certificate, and The Predator gained critical and commercial success. In addition to his perhaps equally iconic career in film, Ice Cube’s musical victories saw him inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of N.W.A. in 2016.

This is Ice Cube’s first show in the country since making history in 2018 by being the first ever rap artist to headline at the Sydney Opera House, also aligning with the 30th anniversary of his 1993 album, Lethal Injection.

“I love performing in Australia. It’s been four long years since my last visit, and I can’t wait to return for a couple of history-making shows in 2023,” says Mr Cube.

As their music captivated millions of listeners, Cypress Hill earned fans around the world thanks to their riveting stage show. The California rap group ushered in a genre-shifting sonic tapestry, performed thousands of shows at a time when rappers were having a hard time getting booked for live gigs and helped pave the way for rappers to use Spanish in their rhymes.

Along the way, Cypress Hill earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, sold more than 9 million albums, and were nominated for three Grammy Awards. Another anniversary, 2023, will be 30 years since the crew released their album, Black Sunday, which features, ‘Hits from the Bong,’ and ‘I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That.’

Completing the killer lineup is double-platinum artist The Game. Emerging in the early 2000s as one of the rawest voices on the West Coast scene, combining intense autobiographical narratives and a creatively referential approach to hip-hop that has justified his stage name.

The international hip-hop heavyweights will be joined by exciting homegrown Australian talent, still to be announced.


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