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Ice Cube comes to Bourbon Street

Ice Cube comes to Bourbon Street

If Ice Cube's career is any indication, the life cycle of a rapper is highly unpredictable.

One day you're protesting police brutality, and 20 years later you're playing cute for the "Ramona and Beezus" set.

Still, his legacy as one of the pioneers of gangsta rap is cemented, and he's sold millions of albums, including several certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. On Monday, he'll perform at Bourbon Street.

Ice Cube, whose real name is O'Shea Jackson, first came to prominence in the late 1980s as part of controversial group N.W.A.

With "Straight Outta Compton, "[Expletive] tha Police," and "Gangsta...