Shareef Jackson is the youngest son of rapper Ice Cube and his wife Kimberly Woodruff. Unlike his father, who shot to fame as a member of the music group N.W.A as a young adult, Shareef got the chance to enjoy a normal childhood. He has two brothers, O'Shea Jr. and Darrell, and two sisters, Kareema and Deja. Both of his brothers have emulated their father by joining the music industry as rappers. Furthermore, O’Shea has portrayed a fictional version of their father in the biographical musical drama Straight Outta Compton. While O’Shea is a mirror image of Ice Cube, Shareef Jackson has several traits that he shares with his father, including their mutual love for basketball.