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Rappers to Actor Movie List
Check out the rappers who have gone from playing in your stereo to being on you local big screen.
1. House Party (I, II, and III) – Rap duo Kid and Play are lead characters acting as themselves2. Class Act – Kid and Play act as role reversing high school students3. Boyz in the Hood – Ice Cube makes acting debut as “Doughboy” (supporting actor)4. Juice – Tupac Shakur plays lead role as Bishop5. Above the Rim – Tupac plays led as Birdie6. Poetic Justice – Tupac Shakur plays lead role as Lucky opposite Janet Jackson7. Jason’s Lyric – Treach from Naughty By Nature plays small role as sidekick and henchman Alonzo 8. Friday – Ice Cube plays lead role as Craig9. Barbershop (I & II) – Ice Cube plays lead role as barber shop owner10. Romeo Must Die – DMX plays supporting role as Silk11. Belly – DMX, Nas, Method Man play main characters12. 8 Mile – Eminem plays lead character in a story based on his life13. Player’s Club – Ice Cube plays supporting role as Reggie14. Gridlock – Tupac plays lead role as Spoon15. New Jack City – Ice Tea plays a lead role. Flava Flav has a cameo appearance playing himself16. Chicago – Queen Latifah plays small role as Matron Mama Morton17. Any Given Sunday – LL Cool J plays cocky lead football star18. Higher Learning – Ice Cube plays supporting role as Fudge19. How High – Method Man and Redman play lead roles as two high college students20. XXX II – Ice Cube plays lead character secret agent Darius Stone21. Shaft – Busta Rhymes plays small role as Rasaan22. Starsky and Hutch – Snoop Dogg plays supporting role as police snitch Huggy Bear23. Training Day – Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg play small roles24. Manace II Society – MC Eiht plays a small role as A-Wax25. Baby Boy – Snoop Dogg plays a supporting role as ex-boyfriend Rodney26. ATL – T.I. makes film debut and lead role as Rashad27. Enemy of the State – Will Smith plays lead role as lawyer Robert Dean28. Get Rich or Die Tryin’ – 50 Cent plays lead role in a movie loosely based of his life story29. Roll Bounce – Bow Wow plays lead role as roller skate king X30. All About the Benjamin’s – Ice Cube plays lead role as Bucum31. Halloween: Resurrection – Busta Rhymes plays supporting role as Freddie Harris32. Bad Boys 1 & 2 – Will Smith plays arrogant Detective Mike Lowry 33. Ali – Will Smith plays lead role in Muhammad Ali’s life story 34. Wild Wild West – Will Smith plays lead role as cowboy James West35. Men in Black I & II- Will Smith plays lead role as alien chaser Agent Jay36. Drumline – Nick Cannon plays lead role as freshman drummer Devon Miles37. State Property – Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, and Memphis Bleek all play variants of themselves in the ghetto classic.38. Paid in Full – Cam’ron plays reckless gangster Rico39. Taxi – Queen Latifah lead role as taxi driver Belle40. Bobby – In a story of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination, Nick Cannon plays small role as Dwayne41. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – Mos Def plays a supporting role as Ford Perfect42. Something the Lord Made – Mos Def plays lead role as Doctor Vivian Thomas 43. Brown Sugar – Mos Def and Queen Latifah play supporting roles as Cav and Francine. Pete Rock, Jermaine Dupri, Talib Kweli, Kool G Rap, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, and Dana Dane all appear as themselves. 44. Smokin’ Aces – Common plays supporting role as henchman Sir Ivy45. Bamboozled – Mos Def acts in small role as Mau Mau: Big Blak Afrika (Julius Hopkins)46. You Got Served – Lil’ Kim act as herself in small role47. Waist Deep – The Game acts in small as Meat48. Deep Blue See – LL Cool J plays lead role as Sherman ‘Preacher’ Dudley49. Deliver Us From Eva – LL Cool J plays lead role as Raymond ‘Ray’ Adams50. Soul Plane – Snoop Dogg plays supporting role as pilot Captain Mack51. The Fast and the Furious – Ja Rule plays supporting role as Edwin52. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift – Bow Wow plays supporting role as Twinkie53. Crash – Ludacris plays supporting role as criminal Anthony54. Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power – Sean “Diddy” Combs plays supporting role as Leroy Hollywood Nicky Barnes 55. Idlewild – Outkast duo Big Boi and Andre 3000 play the lead roles as Rooster and Percival56. Monster’s Ball – Mos Def plays supporting role as Ryrus Cooper. Diddy also plays small role as Lawrence Musgrove57. Four Brothers – Andre 3000 plays supporting role as Jeremiah Mercer58. Be Cool – Andre 3000 plays supporting role as Dabu59. Hustle and Flow – Ludacris plays small role as Skinny Black60. Exit Wounds – DMX plays lead role as Latrell Walker61. Glitter – Da Brat plays supporting role as Louise62. 16 Blocks – Mos Def plays lead role as Eddie Bunker63. Krush Groove – Every rapper in this movie plays themselves. New Edition, Run D.M.C.,the Fat Boys, the Beastie Boys, and LL Cool J are among the highlights.64. Beat Street – Doug E. Fresh and Melle Mel both make short appearances as themselves65. Breakin’- Ice-T makes an appearance as himself66. Wild Style – Busy Bee acts as himself in short appearance67. CB4 – Eazy E., Flava Flav, Ice Cube, and Ice-T all make quick appearances as themselves68. Sister Act II: Back in the Habit – Lauryn Hill plays supporting role as aspiring singer Rita Louise Watson69. I Robot – Will Smith plays lead role as police officer Del Spooner70. Shark Tale – Will Smith lends his voice to play energetic fish Oscar. 71. The Pursuit of Happyness – Will Smith plays lead role as Chris Gardner72. Bullet – Tupac Shakur plays lead role as Tank73. Kingdom Come – LL Cool J plays lead role as Ray Bud Slocumb74. S.W.A.T. – LL Cool J plays supporting role as Deacon ‘Deke’ Kay75. I Got the Hook Up – Master P and Mystikal play lead roles while Ice Cube supports.76. Torque – Ice Cube plays supporting role as Trey77. Three Kings – Ice Cube plays lead role as Sergeant Chief Elgin 78. Are We There Yet? – Ice Cube plays acts a lead character and family man Nick Persons79. Like Mike – Bow Wow plays lead role of basketball star Calvin Cambridge80. Johnson Family Vacation – Bow Wow plays supporting role as spoiled son D.J. Johnson81. Never Die Alone – DMX plays lead role as King David82. Cradle 2 the Grave – DMX plays lead role as thief Fait83. Clockers – Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz of Onyx play small roles as So and Scientific84. Venom – Method Man plays small role as Deputy Turner85. My Baby’s Daddy – Method Man plays small role as No Good86. Cop Land – Method Man plays small role as Shondel87. Colorz of Rage – Redman plays a small role as Trevor88. Revovler – Andre 3000 plays key supporting role as Avi89. Charlotte’s Web – Andre 3000 is the voice of Elwyn the Crow90. Death of a Dynasty – Jay-Z, Cam’Ron, Busta Rhymes, Dr. Dre, Flava Flav, and Q-Tip are some of the rappers that play themselves in this movie91. Belly – DMX, T-Boz, and a host of others star in a movie about gangsters dealing in the underworld. 92. Beauty Shop – Queen Latifah plays a sassy salon owner.93. Barbershop – Ice Cube plays an upright barbershop owner. Eve plays a stylist in his operation.94. The Player’s Club – Ice Cube plays the brother of a stripper out to destroy actress Lisa Raye.95. I’m Bout It – Master P. and Mystikal join others in a tale of growing up in the hood.96. Da Last Don – Master P. and Silkk the Shocker play gangsters immersed in the pursuit of vengeance.97. No Tomorrow – Master P. stars in a film about distrust and betrayal among criminals pursued by the FBI.98. Last Holiday – Queen Latifah plays a woman forced to live as though in her final day in this holiday comedy.99. Kingdom Come – LL CoolJ plays Ray Bud Slocumb, a sane voice amid ensemble cast of loopy relatives coping with death. 100. Legend of Bagger Vance – Will Smith plays a caddy to Matt Damon.