Countless rappers have made it big on the silver screen including LL Cool J, T.I and Ice T. Others have made cameos on sitcoms, dramas and the occasional sci-fi show. Here is a list of some of our favorite hip hop artists t.v. cameos.
The Wayan Bros - Busta Rhymes
In 1998, Busta joined Shawn and Marlon Wayans for a guest appearance on The Wayans Bros. In the clip he even performs his hit song "Dangerous."
The Game - Lil Kim
continuously has stars making appearances including the original Queen Bee, Lil Kim.
House M.D - Mos Def
Mos Def has starred in action flicks and movies where he traveled the galaxy, but on House M.D
he played a limp bedridden patient. Never hurts to have range.
Martin - Method Man
Martin the hit 90's sitcom gave us phrases like "You go boy" and "You ain't got no job", but did you know the show also had one of Method Man's first on screen acting appearances? In an episode called "You Play Too Much" he was a burglar.
Are We There Yet? - Heavy D.
The late great Heavy D. was known not only for his musical talent but for his acting. In 2011, he made a special appearance with Terry Crews on Are We There Yet?.
One on One - Common
The rapper Common once played a philosophical teacher on the show One on One.
A Different World - Tupac
Back in the 90s the show I couldn't wait to watch each week was A Different World. They brought so many actors into their ranks, including Jada Pinkett-Smith and Kadeem Hardison. The show featured several influential activists, actors and artists, and Tupac who was all three.
NY Undercover - Fredro Starr
Fredro Starr gave it his all as a troubled teen in NY Undercover the cop drama that made Malik Yoba a household name.
Girlfriends - Big Boi
Before The Game, Kelsey Grammer (yes Frasier himself), brought us Girlfriends. The show gave Big Boi a chance to hit the small screen in 2007.