It’s become pretty well established that most rappers will attempt to act at some point in their careers—XXL even recently ran a list naming 22 MCs who actually have acting chops. But what about the opposite: celebrities picking up the mic? Drake and Childish Gambino have proven that it’s possible to make the switch, but the success of these two goes down as more of an outlier than a trend.
While XXL has covered the subject in detail in the past, our recent 22 unexpected celebrity hip-hop heads list got us thinking who else in the past few years has attempted to show and prove on the mic. Now, here are 19 other celebrities who have turned to hip-hop.