Donald Glover, also known as the rapper Childish Gambino, has long supplemented his rap career with writing for television. Last seen as half of the fan-favorite comedy duo “Troy & Abed” on NBC’s Community, it’s been a while since he’s graced our TV screens. This past weekend, however, the first episode of Gambino’s own show, Atlanta, premiered on FX, and the reviews are pretty much stellar all around.
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Headkrack watched the episode too, and he’s got a couple good reasons why it’s going to be a good idea to hop on this show’s bandwagon early. Seriously- it might even be Emmy material. Check out this exclusive video to hear more in this edition of the Hip-Hop Spot.
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Singers & Rappers Turned Actors
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1. Alicia Keys was smokin’ hot in the 2006 movie ‘Smokin’ Aces’ and ‘Empire’.
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2. jJill Scott made her acting debut in the fourth season of ‘Girlfriends’
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3. 50 Cent lost up to 54 pounds in order to accurately portray his emaciated character in the film All Things Fall Apart.
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4. Snoop Dogg has become an enduring fixture on the big screen as well as the small screen,
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5. Mos Def starred in Monster’s Ball, 16 Blocks, The Italian Job,The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Be Kind Rewind and more.
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6. LL Cool J has been in several movies and co-stars on a popular television series NCIS Los Angeles.
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7. T.I. had a supporting role in American Gangster and was one of the lead characters in Takers.
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8. DMX has parlayed his rough, rugged, and raw presence in to several movies.
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10. Andre 3000 has made numerous guest appearances on television. He scored the lead role in the Jimi Hendrix biopic.
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11. Eminem turned to acting in the movie 8 Mile which was loosely based on his life.
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12. Beyonce made her acting debut in MTV’s ‘Hip Hopera: Carmen’
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13. We watched Will Smith grow up on ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
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14. Jennifer Hudson got an Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls in her very first role.
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15. Ice Cube hit it big with his first major motion picture role in Boyz n the Hood.
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16. Queen Latifah made her venture into acting with a role in ‘Jungle Fever’
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