See “Rappers Turned Actors” photo gallery below.
This month’s Rolling Stone issue features a list of the fifty greatest hip-hop songs of all time. The magazine compiled the list after having a panel of artists, record execs, record producers, and journalists decide on what songs they thought were the best.
“The Message” rolled in at number one, do you agree with the list?
Here’s the top 10 of the list.
1. “The Message” – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
2. “Rapper’s Delight” – Sugarhill Gang
3. “Planet Rock” – Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force
4. “Sucker M.C.’s” – Run-DMC
5. “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” – Geto Boys
6. “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” – Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg
7. “Fight the Power” – Public Enemy
8. “Juicy” – Notorious B.I.G.
9. “Straight Outta Compton” – N.W.A.
10. “Paid in Full” – Erik B. and Rakim
The rappers and artists included in the selection panel are listed below. It includes artists from across the country, including legendary rappers like Nas and Pete Rock.
Big Boi, Outkast
Mike Diamond, Beastie Boys
Questlove, The Roots
Boots Riley, The Coup
Singers & Rappers Turned Actors
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1. Snoop Dogg has become an enduring fixture on the big screen as well as the small screen,
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2. 50 Cent lost up to 54 pounds in order to accurately portray his emaciated character in the film All Things Fall Apart.
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3. Mos Def starred in Monster’s Ball, 16 Blocks, The Italian Job,The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Be Kind Rewind and more.
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4. LL Cool J has been in several movies and co-stars on a popular television series NCIS Los Angeles.
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5. T.I. had a supporting role in American Gangster and was one of the lead characters in Takers.
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6. DMX has parlayed his rough, rugged, and raw presence in to several movies.
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8. Alicia Keys was smokin' hot in the 2006 movie 'Smokin' Aces'
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9. Andre 3000 has made numerous guest appearances on television. He scored the lead role in the Jimi Hendrix biopic.
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10. Lenny Kravitz and one of the sexiest men alive, made his debut in Precious.
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11. Jill Scott made her acting debut in the fourth season of 'Girlfriends'
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12. Ludacris was in 2 Fast 2 Furious but got rave reviews for 'Crash'
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13. Queen Latifah made her venture into acting with a role in 'Jungle Fever'
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14. Ice Cube hit it big with his first major motion picture role in Boyz n the Hood.
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15. Eminem turned to acting in the movie 8 Mile which was loosely based on his life.
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16. Whitney sissled on the silver screen in 'The Bodyguard'
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17. Ice-T found success in Law and Order SVU as Detective Tutuola
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18. Jennifer Hudson got an Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls in her very first role.
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19. We watched Will Smith grow up on 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
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20. Beyonce made her acting debut in MTV's 'Hip Hopera: Carmen'
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