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Best rappers turned actor
« on: November 15, 2017, 07:53:23 AM »
You guys would know this subject better than me.

Doing this cold, no Googling:

Ice Cube-Pioneering rapper, pretty solid movie career; some action, comedies, and surprisingly, family movies.

Ice T-Decent(?) rapper, with one movie i remember, Tank Girl. Had a reality show i never watched, and been solid on SVU for ages.

50 Cent-Was a good rapper as far as i was told. Mostly direct to video stuff?

Queen Latifah-Another pioneer, who's managed to do a variety of roles and do them well i believe.

Mark Wahlberg-sucking hind teat musically (i mean, i liked him so thats a clue), but has had a really good movie career, doing a little bit of everything, action, deama, comedy, in supporting/starring roles.
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Re: Best rappers turned actor
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 08:37:01 AM »
Will Smith is probably number 1 in my mind right mow...unless you mean as a musical artist. But he’s killing it as an actor

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Re: Best rappers turned actor
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 09:15:20 AM »
Will Smith is probably number 1 in my mind right mow...unless you mean as a musical artist. But he’s killing it as an actor
Damn, didnt even think of him.
Any others?
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Re: Best rappers turned actor
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 10:02:02 AM »
Plenty.

LL Cool J
DMX
Niki Minaj
Ludacris
Common
Mos Def

I’m sure I’m forgetting a bunch as well

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Re: Best rappers turned actor
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 10:03:06 AM »
Method Man
Redman
GZA and/or RZA

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Re: Best rappers turned actor
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 10:04:03 AM »
This is by no means a short list

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Re: Best rappers turned actor
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 10:41:46 AM »
Will Smith and Common would be the best 2. Mos Def has great comedic timing.

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Re: Best rappers turned actor
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 11:06:02 AM »
Snoopdog
Donald Glover though his acting career got steam before his rap career

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Re: Best rappers turned actor
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2017, 06:26:04 PM »
Nice.

Snoop, LL, and Will Smith are ones i kick myself for not thinking of.
The others i either dont know or their names would escape me.
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Re: Best rappers turned actor
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2017, 06:43:08 PM »
Really? No one mentioned is very obscure.

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Re: Best rappers turned actor
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2017, 06:43:26 PM »
Or do you mean you can't think of what movies they are in?

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Re: Best rappers turned actor
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2017, 06:48:39 PM »
Really? No one mentioned is very obscure.
No i'm just not into rap.
Its why i asked here, i know you guys are more up in it.
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Re: Best rappers turned actor
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2017, 07:08:19 PM »
I think Wahlberg has the widest gap between rap talent and acting talent.  He's a far better actor than he was rapper.
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Re: Best rappers turned actor
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2017, 09:36:30 PM »
Em ee tee aitch oh dee MAN is so fucking great

Treach was surprisingly not horrible.

DMX was serviceable.

Common is probably the most talented actor out of those named, besides Will Smith who I don't even really consider a rapper.

Pac was great, honestly.

Luda and Lil Bow Wow were good in their F&F roles
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Re: Best rappers turned actor
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2017, 12:13:59 AM »
I think Wahlberg has the widest gap between rap talent and acting talent.  He's a far better actor than he was rapper.
Agreed. When i first saw him in a movie i rolled my eyes big time, but he worked his way up.

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Luda and Lil Bow Wow were good in their F&F roles
THATS who they are!
I knew they were rappers, but i'm doing this without Googling so as not to judt list ppl i cant really claim to know. Thanks!
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