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Nicki Minaj Eyes Acting Career, Became a Rapper by Accident

It's hard to imagine the rap game without the funny faces, colorful wigs and suggestive lyrics of Nicki Minaj, but according to the Young Money MC, acting is her true passion.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Minaj ex

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Pusha T Lands New Role on HBO’s ‘How to Make It in America’

G.O.O.D. Music rapper Kid Cudi landed his first major acting gig with a role on HBO's 'How to Make It in America' TV series, and for the show's second season, his fellow label mate Pusha T will join him on set.

The Virginia rapper is set to appear on at l

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Bow Wow Admits He’d Rather Bag Groceries Than ‘Sell Out’

At 24 years old, Bow Wow has already invested more than a decade in the music industry, releasing six studio albums -- three of which have gone platinum -- selling out arenas worldwide and establishing a core fan base for himself. Three years ago, frustrated with the lack of recog

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Vanilla Ice Lands Role in Adam Sandler Movie

Vanilla Ice may be known for his 1990's novelty hit 'Ice Ice Baby,' but it looks like the former rapper is looking to head to the big screen rather than make a return to music.

The veteran rapper is set to make his mark in Ada

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Skillz Makes Acting Debut in ‘Byron’

Skillz is about to flesh out his resume. The Virginia rapper is set to star in the upcoming film 'Byron,' a street drama that he also wrote. The flick, which co-stars Nadine Valazquez, Cisco Reyes and Dominic Comperatore, was lensed by Yolande Geralds, making her directorial debut following a solid mus

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Xzibit to Appear on Crime Drama ‘Detroit 1-8-7′

It's been four years since Xzibit released his last album 'Full Circle,' and the rapper is temporarily dropping the mic again to grace the small screen. The Los Angeles native is returning to his bir

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50 Cent Wishes He Started Acting Sooner

50 Cent has a healthy number of film roles under his belt, but he wishes he'd gotten into acting sooner.

"I regret not going into film production faster," 50 told Vibe. 'I an interest in the storytelling process in filmmaking, but I never

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Mos Def Returns to Theater in ‘A Free Man of Color’ Play

Mos Def has starred in films like 'Cadillac Records' and 'Next Day Air,' but the rapper-turned-thespian is ready to make his triumphant return to the theater. The entertainer, whose real name is Dante Terr

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Mos Def No Longer Appearing in HBO’s ‘Enlightened’

Mos Def seemed all set to take on a starring role in a new HBO series 'Enlightened,' but now reports are indicating that the rapper/actor failed to reach a deal with the network before filming began on the series last week in Los Angeles. In turn, Mos has been replaced by Timm Sharp -

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Mary J. Blige Says She’d ‘Love’ to Be a Full-Time Actress

Mary J. Blige has no plans to ever leave the music business, but she tells The BoomBox there's another profession she wouldn't mind trying on as a full-time vocation.

"It would probably be acting at this point, because

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