Nov 18, 2008

Top 10 Best Rappers Turned Actors Today

Actor Rapper Will SmithMusic and Movies are two different fields. Only few people manage to be the best of both worlds. A number of rappers emerge to be good actors. Some of them are even among the A-list Hollywood celebrities. These are the best of the best.

Top 10 Best Rappers Turned Actors below.

10. Eminem
Real Name: Marshall Bruce Mathers III
Hit music: Lose Yourself, Without Me, The Real Slim Shady, , Cleanin' Out My Closet
-Da Hip Hop Witch (2000) as Himself
-The Wash (2001) as Chris
-8 Mile (2002) as Jimmy "B. Rabbit" Smith Jr.

9. T.I.
Real Name: Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.
Hit music: Whatever You Like, Live Your Life (with Rihanna), What You Know, Big Things Poppin' (Do It)
-ATL (2006) as Rashad Swann
-American Gangster (2007) as Stevie Lucas
-For Sale (2008) as Omar Burgess

8. Ludacris
Real Name: Christopher Bridges
Hit music: Money Maker, Stand Up, Runaway Love, Splash Waterfalls
-2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) as Tej Parker
-Lil' Pimp (2003) as Weathers
-Crash (2004) as Anthony
-Hustle & Flow (2005) as Skinny Black

7. Tyrese
Real Name: Tyrese Darnell Gibson
Hit music: How You Gonna Act Like That, Sweet Lady, Nobody Else, I Like Them Girls
-2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) as Roman Pearce
-Flight of the Phoenix (2004) as A.J.
-Four Brothers (2005) as Angel Mercer
Transformers (2007) as USAF Tech Sergeant Epps

6. Common
Real Name: Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr.
Hit music: The Light, Come Close, Go!, Testify
-Smokin' Aces (2007) as Sir Ivy
-American Gangster (2007) as Turner Lucas
-Street Kings (2008) as Coates
-Wanted (2008) as The Gunsmith

5. LL Cool J
Real Name: James Todd Smith
Hit music: All I Have (with Jennifer Lopez), Loungin, Hey Lover, Control Myself
-Mindhunters (2004) as Gabe Jensen
-Edison (2005) as Officer Rafe Deed
-Slow Burn (2005) as Luther Pinks
-Last Holiday (2006) as Sean Williams

4. Mos Def
Real Name: Dante Terrell Smith
Hit music: Ms. Fat Booty, Jam on It, Sex, Love & Money, Brown Sugar (Extra Sweet)
-Something the Lord Made (2004) as Vivien Thomas
-Be Kind Rewind (2008) as Mike
-Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006) as Himself
-16 Blocks (2006) as Eddie Bunker

3. Queen Latifah

Actor Rapper Queen Latifah
Real Name: Dana Elaine Owens
Hit music: U.N.I.T.Y., Paper, Just Another Day, Bananas (Who You Gonna Call?)
-Chicago (2002) as Matron "Mama" Morton
-Hairspray (2007) as Motormouth Maybelle
-Life Support (2007) as Ana
-The Perfect Holiday (2007) as Mrs. Christmas

2. Marky Mark

Actor Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Real Name: Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg
Hit music: Good Vibrations, Music for the People, You Gotta Believe, Life in the Streets
-The Happening (2008) as Elliot Moore
-The Departed (2006) as Sgt. Sean Dignam
-Planet of the Apes (2001) as Captain Leo Davidson
-Max Payne (2008) as Max Payne

1. Will Smith

Actor Rapper Will Smith
Real Name: Willard Christopher "Will" Smith, Jr.
Hit music: Wild Wild West, Gettin' Jiggy wit It, Switch, Miami
-The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) Chris Gardner
-Hancock (2008) as John Hancock
-I Am Legend (2007) as Dr. Robert Neville
-Hitch (2005) as Alex "Hitch" Hitchens
-I, Robot (2004) as Detective Del Spooner
-Ali (2001) as Muhammad Ali


Top 10 Best Rappers Turned Actors Today