From clothing lines to film production companies to even sports drinks, hip-hop has had a long history of rappers crossing over into the world of entrepreneurship. While some efforts have proved fruitful – most notably 50 Cent’s Vitamin Water and Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment – some have fallen completely flat. Through it all, however, most artists’ cross-media business ventures have staid within the realm of entertainment.
That doesn’t mean that some artists haven’t gotten creative their auxiliary businesses, however. Now, XXL has put together a list of six atypical side hustles from rappers, from coaching football to oil drilling.