Ice Cube Tapped To Host 2nd Annual AutoRox Awards

Rapper Ice Cube has been tapped to host and perform at Spike TV's second annual AutoRox, a nationally televised awards show for the automotive industry.

The rapper will deliver his first live performance of his latest singles "Chrome and Paint" and "Why We Thugs," from his upcoming seventh solo album Laugh Now, Cry Later, which hits stores on June 6.

A panel of automotive executives will vote in several categories, including Best Luxury Car, Hottest Exotic, Convertible, Sports Car and SUVs.

"AutoRox will celebrate guys' lifelong love affair with chrome, wheels and gears," said Casey Patterson, Spike TV's senior vice president of event production and talent development. "Ice Cube is truly passionate about cars and where better than Vegas to make this an all out celebration with big musical performances and the hottest cars of the year."

Legendary racer and car builder Carroll Shelby was honored at last year's AutoRox.

This year's 90-minute event will be taped at the Fremont Experience in downtown Las Vegas on April 7.

The show airs Tuesday (April 18) from 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET on Spike TV.

The network announced today (March 22) that a new logo will be introduced in May, along with a new tagline, Get More Action.