FAVORITE RAPPER ACTORS
I'm not counting Will Smith as rapper-turned-actor, or Marky Mark, partly because I wanted to give the number one spot to Mos Deaf, mainly because they're much more actors than rappers. That being said, the biggest mistake we could make is to forget their rap careers altogether. Gettin' Jiggy With It made me who I am today. Thank you.
- 1.Mos DeafBe Kind Rewind, The Italian Job, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, season 6 of Dexter. For me, Mos is up there with Will Smith, McConaughey, Hardy. If he's in something, I want to see it. His acting is sincere and refreshing, you gotta love this guy.
- 2.Donald GloverComedian/writer-turned rapper-turned actor-turned producer, this guy is a talent. His style is weird and different, very much his own. Community is great. I would have liked to see more of him in The Martian though. Overall solid, funny guy.
- 3.CommonHell on Wheels, Selma, the upcoming Suicide Squad (which I'm sure he's great in). He's made just about as full of a swing as one can make from rapping to acting and he's done it quite well. Great dramatic actor, nice to see a rapper-actor in serious character roles as opposed to the usual action/comedy lot.
- 4.TupacJuice. That is all.
- 5.NellyI liked him in The Longest Yard. Looking back I think it was just the toothpick and the fact that he would have been rated a 99 on Madden. I realize now that the five spot is probably too high for him. We all catch breaks in life, Nelly, and this is yours. Congrats.
- 6.Ice-TIce coming in hot at the six spot. His one-liners on SVU are that of legend. He is the only person on earth that could make you smile and not feel bad about it in spite of the content of the show. Aren't you just dying to see that player rat tail behind his mean mug? I should switch him and Nelly.
- 7.LL Cool JIt's in the name. LL is one suave guy. Solid acting performance in everything he does. The man oozes cool.
- 8.T.I.Cool dude. Always looking tough. Carries over his rapping persona to most acting gigs - points for consistency.
- 9.DMXDMX really and truly does his best. Have a number nine spot big guy. X gon' give it to ya.
- 10.DJ Jazzy JeffY'all thought I forgot. It wouldn't be a rapper-actor list without Jazz somewhere in the mix. The only reason he isn't higher is out of respect for the rest of the guys on here. Fresh Prince is the show of our days, the chronology of our childhoods. This man made it all possible. I'd venture to say that without him, Will would have never made it to where he is today. We are all indebted to you, Jazz.
- 11.Nas (consolation)I've never actually seen him in anything, but I bet he's pretty good.