The Rise of the Rap-tor: Inside Hip-Hop’s Complicated Relationship With Hollywood



Rappers gaining a foothold in Hollywood is nothing new. But now instead of being a shortcut to box office success and TV ratings, many of your favorite MCs are actually some of your favorite actors. Ludacris, Common, and others discuss how they secured the bag.

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35 thoughts on “The Rise of the Rap-tor: Inside Hip-Hop’s Complicated Relationship With Hollywood

  1. Just imagine telling someone in 1989 that Will Smith, The Fresh Prince would be the lead action star in a hugely successful alien invasion film film just 7 years later and become the biggest movie star in the world for a good decade. They would think you were a nut.

  2. Will Smith is probably the only one who became extremely successful as an actor, ice cube is up there too but I can’t think of too many successful movies he had big roles in

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