Since the inception of rap, or music itself, for that matter, the backstories behind artists and their respective journeys have been as intriguing as they've been varied.

The beauty of being a creative is that anyone can do it and art's borders or boundaries are all in the mind, giving anyone artistic license to participate and express themselves to the world.

While many rap and R&B artists have held jobs outside of music to support their career or until they were discovered, among the professions that the public tends to find particularly intriguing among music artists are strippers and porn stars.

In the world of music, particularly R&B and hip-hop, there have been a number of success stories from men and women who have tried their hand at becoming a bonafide artist. The most notable recent success story belongs to Cardi B, who made the leap from the strip pole to reality TV, while releasing a string of mixtapes. However, she hit pay dirt in 2017, with the release of her smash single, "Bodak Yellow," which landed atop the Billboard Hot 100 last year, and earned her two Grammy nominations.

The Bronx native, who became one of America's newest darlings with her charismatic personality and streak of impressive performances, is yet another example of a former adult entertainer choosing not to be defined or boxed in by their profession.

The Boombox did the knowledge and highlighted 10 former porn stars and strippers that attempted a music career and found some success.