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Andre 3000 – Rappers Who Became Movie Stars

Andre Benjamin has always been a restless artist, venturing into fashion, and of course acting, as ways of exploring his seemingly bottomless creativity. His early roles were mostly supporting turns, silly roles lik

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Eve – Rappers Who Became Movie Stars

Eve or Eve Jihan Jeffers is enough of an icon in the rap world that when she moved to the small screen, she basically launched her career on a show bearing her name. But performances in two 'Barbershop' films highlighted her n

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LL Cool J – Rappers Who Became Movie Stars

It’s not just a good script that kept LL Cool J (né James Todd Smith) alive in the shark-themed thriller 'Deep Blue Sea:' with more than 10 years’ experience under his belt by the time the film came out in 1999, he virtually willed himself into being one of the film’s few survivors. After early appearances in 'Toys' and 'The Hard Way,' LL joined th

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T.I. – Rappers Who Became Movie Stars

Although he professes that he has alter egos that provide him with outlets for various personas, T.I. aka Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. proved absolutely charming without any affectation at all in 'ATL,' a criminally-underrated movie about a teenager growing up in the Dirty South. Since then he’s held his own opposite Denzel Washington ('

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Ludacris – Rappers Who Became Movie Stars

As Tej Parker in the 'Fast & Furious' series, Ludacris brings much needed levity to the weighty self-seriousness that Vin Diesel and the other leads give their roles. But in a variety of supporting turns, such as in 'RocknRolla' and 'Hu

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RZA – Rappers Who Became Movie Stars

After first appearing in a handful of projects by writer-director Jim Jarmusch like 'Coffee and Cigarettes', RZA (aka Robert Diggs) quickly demonstrated he had as much of an aptitude for acting as he did an affection for the art form as a whole. Admittedly, RZA is a little stiff on screen, but that’s od

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Chet Haze – Rappers Who Were Born Rich

When your dad is Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, there’s no doubt you’ve got deep pockets and big footsteps to follow. For Chet Hanks aka Chet Haze, growing up with such a rich and famous father definitely has its perks -- like allowing you to personally finance your not-so-impressive hip-hop career.

Chet has yet to make it big

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Gabe Day – Rappers Who Were Born Rich

As far as sons-of-Oscar-winning-actors-who-rap go, Gabe Day takes the cake. Life for the 18-year-old was pretty rough growing up, considering his father Daniel Day-Lewis’ status as one of Hollywood's best actors and a net worth of close to $50M

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Jermaine Dupri – Rappers Who Were Born Rich

For Jermaine Durpri, the apple didn't fall too far from the tree. The So So Def founder was introduced to the music industry at a young age, thanks to his father Michael Mauldin, former president of Colombia Records. At the age of 12, Jermaine landed a gig as a dancer for the group Whodi

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Ricky Hil – Rappers Who Were Born Rich

If you ever spotted Ricky Hil  (formerly Rich Hil) at a party, you'd never believe the tatted up, drug-addicted rebel was the son of fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger. Born and raised in the affluent Connecticut suburbs, Ricky was sur

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