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Job Descriptions: The Rapper-Slash-Actor


Snap judgments about thug turned thespian.

It's true not all rappers can rap - but a surprising number can act. Remember Ice-T's tour-de-force performance in Surviving the Game? Or Ice Cube's wrenching portrayal of a young gangbanger in Boyz n the Hood? Or Vanilla Ice's star-making turn in Cool as Ice?

The transition from Escalade-inspired lyrics to silver screen has been a dynamic one, with lots of ebb and a good deal of flow.

There have been Oscar-nominated performances and DOA parts in gorefests starring Paris Hilton; film-noir crime capers and biopics that would never have seen the light of day, were it not for the 15 bullet wounds sustained by the male lead.

An attempt to unpack the rapper-cum-actor riddle is long overdue.

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