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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 explained that she became a rapper by accident, and would love to possibly work with the likes of Will Smith and be directed by Tim Burton...
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 least four episodes of the show's second season, which will air later this year...
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 recognition for his musical accomplishments, the Ohio native announced plans to hang up his microphone and retire from music
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 Adam Sandler's upcoming film 'I Hate You, Dad...
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 music video directing career with clips for Plies, Trey Songz and Estelle under her belt... Read Mor
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 birthplace in Michigan to film a guest spot on an upcoming episode of ABC's crime drama 'Detroit 1-8-7,' which will make its debut on September 21 at 10PM...
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 really allowed myself to go into it with the same type of focus and excitement that I do with music...
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 Terrell Smith, has been tapped to star in Lincoln Center's production of John Guare's 'A Free Man of Color,' which reunites the emcee with actor Jeffrey Wright, who co-starred with Mos in the 2002 Br
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 -- star of the short-lived cult T...
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 if I wasn't doing this, I would love, love, love to have been an actress," she says...