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Several years ago

if someone had mentioned names like LL Cool J or Ludacris to you, assuming you follow popular music, you’d probably associate these guys with the rap music scene. But not today.

There comes a time in a rap artists’ life that they have to “move on” to another venture. And for many of them, for some reason, they seem to transition rather well into acting. Why? Well, like most things in life, I doubt there is any single answer. That being the case, I’m going to offer my two cents worth anyway.

It’s very possible that these guys and girls slide into acting because they are natural performers. Many of them also have created personas for themselves and being able to do such a thing is a huge asset in the acting world. I’m sure that experience with scenes in an number of music videos can be a beneficial to draw from as well.

Here is a brief list of some of the musicians turned actors and actresses who have made this career progression.

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges

Queen Latifah

Will Smith

Mark Wahlberg

Ice T

 

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Comments on: "Why do so many rappers become actors?" (2)

  1. Perhaps they know their way around language…respect how words work together….just thinking…

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