Careers in music, especially today, are among the rockiest paths of employment one could venture into. That said, it's understandable certain artists would want to make a little extra on the side or have a safety net if music stops paying the bills. But when rap artist Mystikal recently boasted that he might venture into erotica if rapping doesn't work out, it got us at the Weekly thinking about which other hip-hop acts might follow suit. Here's our choices for five hip-hop stars who we think would make the most absurd adult film stars.
While the former "Degrassi" star has plenty of experience performing in front of the camera, it's the potential for Drake accidentally conveying his euphoria in the throngs of passion in his "Drake-style" hashtag-rap punchlines that makes him start our list. Granted, few watch these types of movies for the dialogue, but the chances of him screaming "You're making me so hot - Heatmiser" or "You make me feel so good - Ma$e" would be enough to effectively kill the mood. Of course, we're guessing he'd make a name for himself for being able to try plenty of freaky-ass shit on camera. After all, we know his motto...Y.O.L.O.
4. Kurtis Blow
Today, rap pioneer Kurtis Blow is a minister and devout Christian, so the odds of him appearing in a Spice on Request feature are absolutely non-existent. But, as the guy who currently covers "Rappers' Delight" while changing the lyrics to "and if your girl starts actin' up / then you talk it out - we're Christian," one could imagine a DVD of him approaching a provocatively dressed lonely girl, telling her to put more clothes on and try to convince her there's more to life than promiscuity. Softcore doesn't get much softer than that.Still, the name Kurtis Blow does sorta have a nice porn-y ring to it, no?
In recent years, Common's appeared on-screen in everything from sci-fi action Hollywood blockbusters to tender romantic comedies. With erotica being the last genre he has left to attempt, it might only be a matter of time before he adds something naughty to his IMDb page. Of course, he'll likely be in the type of role most identify him with, the guy at a coffee shop who tells a woman that she's beautiful just being herself and shouldn't let society dictate what she does with her life. Then they have sex. Then, you find out that the girl...was hip-hop!
2. Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre's main focus at the moment seems to be selling his Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. People love to buy them, wear them, and share photos of themselves supporting yet another Dr. Dre endeavor that doesn't remotely involve him releasing his oft-delayed new album Detox. There's a good chance we'll see Dre producing his own hardcore flick before we'll see him produced the album we've been anxiously anticipating for over a decade on store shelves.
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1. Kanye West
In terms of sheer extravagant absurdity, the human mind can't begin to comprehend what a Kanye West XXX film would entail. While his current squeeze Kim Kardashian already synonymous with one of the decade's hottest sex tapes, West's competitive nature would have to kick in. Plus, given his flare for bombastic, elaborate productions and taste for the avant garde, we would potentially bear witness to what could only be the Avatar of adult films (as opposed to the adult films already based on Avatar).