Special Features

Special Features

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 i…
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...
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 'Hustle & Flow,' Chris Bridges’ charm and naturalism has on…
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...
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 n…
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...
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 Whodini...
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 surrounded by wealth and celebrities -- including rappers -- due…
OMG – Rappers Who Were Born Rich
Ice Cube launched his career in the '80s, rapping about the mean streets of Compton, a far cry from the lavish lifestyle his son O'Shea Jr., grew up in. With Cube's net worth of nearly $100M, the closest O'Shea Jr., ever saw of his father's 'hood growing up was through …
JoJo Simmons – Rappers Who Were Born Rich
There's probably not a rapper in the world that would want to trade careers with JoJo Simmons, but the same can't be said about his bank account. The son of hip-hop great Rev. Run has his advantages --  living in a mansion, avoiding jail time and lots of money -- b…

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