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Hip Hop Actors- the 1980s, 90s and beyond
« on: December 05, 2011, 07:37:02 pm »
http://according2hiphop.com/2011/11/transition-when-hip-hop-artists-become-actors-volume-1/

so who do we think is the best hip-hop artist turned actor who sprung from the 1980s?  I think Will takes the award, certainly in terms of project success.

I wanted the Fat Boys and Run DMC to do more movies, though.  The Fat Boys probably could have handled a sitcom if they didn't break up..
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Re: Hip Hop Actors- the 1980s
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2011, 04:46:00 am »
Will definetly!


How about Queen Latifah?

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Re: Hip Hop Actors- the 1980s
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2011, 10:37:42 am »
The Attack of the Raptors!
Clearly this question turns on your definition of best.
 
A number of folks are having successful acting careers. In no particular order: Ice Cube, Ludacris, LL, Common, even Ice-T. Both Will and Queen Latifah are big stars with Oscar nominations. (I don't think anyone else does.) Still, I'm going with Mos Def instead of one of the big two. I think he's the best actor of the bunch.
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Re: Hip Hop Actors- the 1980s, 90s and beyond
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2011, 11:07:41 am »
Queen La's definitely got it going on, I wish Living Single lasted a few more years.. :)

volume 2- rappers in the 1990s:
http://tinyurl.com/85wb7mr

and wow, Ice Cube has a new TV project for FX, sounds intriguing, hope there's lots of suspense--
http://tinyurl.com/7f34838

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Re: Hip Hop Actors- the 1980s
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2011, 11:08:25 am »
The Attack of the Raptors!
Clearly this question turns on your definition of best.
 
A number of folks are having successful acting careers. In no particular order: Ice Cube, Ludacris, LL, Common, even Ice-T. Both Will and Queen Latifah are big stars with Oscar nominations. (I don't think anyone else does.) Still, I'm going with Mos Def instead of one of the big two. I think he's the best actor of the bunch.





Dre, Cube, and Snoop may not get the Oscar nod but they sure are excellent at being supporting actors for Oscar nominated movies.

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Re: Hip Hop Actors- the 1980s
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2011, 12:27:23 pm »
The Attack of the Raptors!
Clearly this question turns on your definition of best.
 
A number of folks are having successful acting careers. In no particular order: Ice Cube, Ludacris, LL, Common, even Ice-T. Both Will and Queen Latifah are big stars with Oscar nominations. (I don't think anyone else does.) Still, I'm going with Mos Def instead of one of the big two. I think he's the best actor of the bunch.

I could see that.

But Mos takes the kind of chances with his career that Will used to.

When was the last time Will Smith appeared in an indie flick?

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Re: Hip Hop Actors- the 1980s, 90s and beyond
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2011, 02:20:17 pm »
Christopher Reid and heavy d.

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Re: Hip Hop Actors- the 1980s, 90s and beyond
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2011, 09:58:40 am »
Co-sign w/ Mos Def. I thought he did a great job on Dexter this season. Hopefully that opened more door for him on television.

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Re: Hip Hop Actors- the 1980s, 90s and beyond
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2012, 06:14:32 pm »
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Co-sign w/ Mos Def. I thought he did a great job on Dexter this season. Hopefully that opened more door for him on television.


on that note, part 3--

http://tinyurl.com/83dnkj2

so has anyone seen Common in Hell on Wheels yet?  I keep missing it..
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Re: Hip Hop Actors- the 1980s, 90s and beyond
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2012, 07:48:41 am »
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Co-sign w/ Mos Def. I thought he did a great job on Dexter this season. Hopefully that opened more door for him on television.


on that note, part 3--

http://tinyurl.com/83dnkj2

so has anyone seen Common in Hell on Wheels yet?  I keep missing it..


He's really good on that show.

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Re: Hip Hop Actors- the 1980s
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2012, 07:26:02 pm »
I'm going with Mos Def...

Yeah I agree. A lot of the rappers that have been named have been succesful on screen but don't do much acting. They play the same person all the time. Mos can actually act.
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