DMX as a fireman

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50 Cent as a Naval Officer

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Kool Moe Dee as a Cowboy

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RZA as a Kung Fu Master

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The Beastie Boys as a Construction Crew

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Dr. Dre & Eminem as Scientists

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Snoop Lion as a cowboy

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Canibus as a Boxer

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Ice-T as a Police Officer

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Master P as a NBA Player

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Mos Def as a Surgeon

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LL Cool J as a Chef

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Lil Wayne as an Astronaut

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One of the ideas that Kanye West has been trying to get across during his recent all-out assault on the media is the importance of not letting society putting your creativity in box. Kanye West wants to be known as more than just a rapper. He wants to be a fashion mogul, architect, filmmaker, engineer and a "product person." Who are we to tell him that he can't be exactly what he wants to be?

It seems as if the rest of hip-hop has taken this advice to heart. As opportunities expand for themselves, rappers are trying on different and more diverse occupations than ever. Here are 15 photos of rappers in their "new jobs."