Strange Music: Bizarre Hollywood Crossovers Into Hip Hop

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  • Ron Jeremy
  • David Faustino
  • Tyrin Turner
  • Gary Coleman
  • Jamie Kennedy, Stu Stone
  • Amanda Bynes
  • Joaquin Phoenix
  • James Franco
  • Mr. T
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Rodney Dangerfield

Gary Coleman

Apparently the original "I'm Different" rapper, Diff'rent Strokes' Gary Coleman (RIP) appeared on The Wil Shriner Show in the '80s to perform "The Outlaw and the Indian" with his best friend, Michael Jackson impersonator Dion Mial. Coleman, dressed as a cowboy, was rapping. He explained that it was Mial's idea to do a song together as Mial was working on a recording project. "I never had aspirations to be a rockstar," Coleman said, "it was performance to me, something different, I enjoyed it."

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