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The Best Rappers Turned Actors

The Best Rappers Turned Actors

Some of the best talent in Hollywood can be very multi-talented. The lead singer of 30 Seconds to Mars has starred in many films, being most known for Requiem For a Dream.  Many of the biggest actors we know today have started out as some of our most loved music stars.

Here are some of the biggest names of rappers that have transitioned well into acting.

50. Cent

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50 Cent has been one of the premier rappers for some time now. He has sold over 8 million copies of his album get rich or die trying. With every big album that 50 releases, he usually releases a movie along side. He has helped direct many of these movies.



Ludacris is one of America’s biggest and most successful rappers. With the rise of the movie franchise Fast and the Furious, Ludacris has had a solid job as the character Tej Parker. He has also acted in movies such as Crash, and Gamer.



Tupac Shakur was one of the greatest rappers of all time. He got into acting early on in his career, before he was signed, so that he could pay the bills. When he got bigger in the music industry, he played the role in movies like Juice, and Gridlock.

Will Smith

Will Smith

Will Smith is the most impressive actor on this list. He started rapping with his friend DJ Jazzy Jeff, and then he got offered the lead role on The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. He has been a main Hollywood actor in blockbuster hits such as MIB, Pursuit of Happyness, and Seven Pounds

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