The Cast of Posse: Where Are They Now?

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  • Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Posse
  • Pam Grier, Posse
  • Nipsey Russell, Posse
  • Vesta Williams, Posse
  • Isaac Hayes, Posse
  • Posse
  • Mario Van Peebles, Posse
  • Stephen Baldwin, Posse
  • Billy Zane, Posse
  • Tone Loc, Posse
  • Melvin Van Peebles, Posse
  • Big Daddy Kane, Posse
  • Blair Underwood, Posse

Nipsey Russell

This iconic comedian, who was cast as Snopes in Posse, was best known for playing the Tin Man in the The Wiz. He was also famous as a naughty poem-spouting celebrity contestant on game shows like Hollywood Squares and The $25,000 Pyramid. But today's hip hoppers might recognize him as the name inspiration behind the rapper Nipsey Hussle. Russell passed away from stomach cancer in 2005.

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