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Ice Cube – Rappers Who Became Movie Stars

If O’Shea "Ice Cube"Jackson did no other films than 'Boyz N Tha Hood,' he would still find himself on this list, thanks to a remarkably sophisticated performance that harnessed the rage he unleashed in his music and contained it in an extraordinarily relatable and sympathetic young man...

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Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
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Eminem – Rappers Who Became Movie Stars

Eminem hit the mother lode, acting-wise, when he was asked to basically play a thinly-veiled version of himself in 2002’s '8 Mile,' but perhaps unsurprisingly, he absolutely nailed the role, lending real substance to the story of an ambitious white factory worker from Detroit who overcomes his own insecurities – not to mention the socioeconomic forces that hold him and his friends down – to become a successful rapper...

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New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema
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Kid ‘N’ Play – Rappers Who Became Movie Stars

The two Chrises – “Kid” Reid and “Play” Martin of Kid 'N' Play – really only acted in a handful of movies, all of which were engineered to emphasize their respective personalities...

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Ice-T – Rappers Who Became Movie Stars

Tracy Marrow aka Ice-T has been acting since almost before he was known as a rapper – small roles in 'Breakin' and its sequel actually put him on the map, professionally speaking...

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New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema
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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...

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Newmarket Films
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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...

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Warner Bros.
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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...

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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...

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Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
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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. Bu...

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Universal Pictures
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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...

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