Five Rappers That Would Make For Perfect Upcoming Biopics


On Monday (May 7), it was confirmed that André 3000 would be playing the legendary Jimi Hendrix in an upcoming biopic titled All Is By My Side. While this isn’t the first time a hip-hop artist was chosen to play the role of a late legend—Gravy as Notorious B.I.G., Mos Def as Chuck Berry—one can’t help but think of other artists that would be perfect to play certain figures in upcoming films. XXL plays casting director and suggests some folks to play the role of other legends. —XXL Staff (@XXLStaff)

Eazy E, Played By: Donald "Childish Gambino" Glover

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Gambino's already an established actor (a la his hit NBC series The Community, Channel 101, among other works) so, this would be quite the mesh.

Barack Obama, Played By: Aubrey Drake Graham

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Drizzy has already gone public with his desire of wanting to play the 44th President of the United States. Judging by the similarities the two share here, you can't but help to feel where the boy's coming from. "Lavender showers for everyone..."

"Freeway" Rick Ross, Played By: Calvin "Snoop Dogg" Broadus

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Snoop expressed interest in playing the infamous drug kingpin and judging by how much they look alike, it's a valid thought. Officer Rowse on the other hand...

Wu Tang Clan (Raekwon, Ol' Dirty Bastard and Method Man), Played By: Chuck Inglish, Kenyon Martin and D'Angelo

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Chuck, Kenyon Martin, and D'Angelo all look like they would be perfect matches for an upcoming Wu-Tang biopic. Would you agree? (No shots at the D'Angelo pic.)

DMX, Played By: Kevin Garnett

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See the similarity?