Ice Cube will headline Azalea Festival

Hip-hop music artist and actor Ice Cube participates in the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss the series VH1 "Hip Hop Squares" at AOL Studios on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

The N.C. Azalea Festival announced Tuesday that Ice Cube will headline the festival’s Saturday night concert on April 6. Ice Cube is an award-winning musician, actor, director, producer and CEO of his own basketball league, the Big3. After penning the most memorable lyrics on some of iconic rap group N.W.A.’s groundbreaking songs, 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, Ice Cube has sold more than 10 million albums while remaining one of rap’s more respected and influential artists.

The artist also starred in dozens of films, including “Friday,” “Boyz n the Hood,” and “21 Jump Street.” He is also a film writer, producer and director. His producer credits include the “Friday” series and Academy Award-nominated film “Straight Outta Compton.” Tickets for the show go on sale today through the Azalea Festival.