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- 2071869-andre-3000-jimi-hendrix-617-409Five Rappers That Would Make For Perfect Upcoming BiopicsOn Monday (May 7), it was confirmed that André 3000 would be playing the legendary Jimi Hendrix in an upcoming biopic titled <em>All Is By My Side</em>. 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. <em>XXL</em> plays casting director and suggests some folks to play the role of other legends. —<em>XXL Staff</em> (@XXLStaff)
- Screen shot 2012-05-08 at 6.17.05 PMEazy E, Played By: Donald "Childish Gambino" GloverGambino's already an established actor (a la his hit NBC series <em>The Community</em>, <em>Channel 101</em>, among other works) so, this would be quite the mesh.
- Screen shot 2012-05-08 at 6.19.14 PMBarack Obama, Played By: Aubrey Drake GrahamDrizzy 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..."
- Screen shot 2012-05-08 at 6.29.17 PM"Freeway" Rick Ross, Played By: Calvin "Snoop Dogg" BroadusSnoop 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...
- Screen shot 2012-05-08 at 6.39.17 PMWu Tang Clan (Raekwon, Ol' Dirty Bastard and Method Man), Played By: Chuck Inglish, Kenyon Martin and D'AngeloChuck, 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.)
- Screen shot 2012-05-08 at 6.40.41 PMDMX, Played By: Kevin GarnettSee the similarity?