Top 5 Actors-Turned-Rappers

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Mack Wilds - Acting since the age of seven, Tristan Wilds made a name for himself as an actor in The Wire, the revamped 90210 and the blockbuster Red Tails. Now, Tristan is going by Mack Wilds and coming through with his New Joint, "Own It." Don't miss him tonight at 6P/5C!(Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Write Away - Childish Gambino has written for 30 Rock and The Daily Show. (Photo: Courtesy Glassnote Records)

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Childish Gambino  - Rapping and acting go hand in hand like rice and beans. So it’s no wonder rappers like 50 Cent, Ludacris and Queen Latifah have turned to a life on the silver screen and do it convincingly. Yet, we were hard-pressed to find a handful of the best thespians-turned-MCs. Community’s Donald Glover is a prime example of rapping actors gone well. As "Troy Barnes" on the hit comedy show, Glover brings the funny. Since he first put on his rapper face as Childish Gambino, Glover has accumulated a cult following.(Photo: Courtesy Glassnote Records)

Drake (@Drake)  - TWEET: “I can’t even find the words to express my appreciation... ‘thank you and I owe you’ is all that comes to mind...truly.” Drake shows his appreciation to his fans after it’s announced that his album was expected to top the charts. (Photo: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup)

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Drake - Emo or not, Drake is hands-down one of the best actors-turned-rappers ever. His role as the disabled character, Jimmy Brooks, on Degrassi: The Next Generation garnered the Canadian a teen heartthrob's following. Once he got down with Lil Wayne’s Young Money, Drake unleashed a fury of chart-topping songs. His heartthrob status grew even more. (Photo: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup)

Jimmy Fallon - Jimmy Fallon? Yes, Jimmy Fallon. The Late Night host has been musically inclined since his SNL days. Yet, he?s in prime hip hop form whenever Justin Timberlake is a guest on his show. Backed by legendary band The Roots, Fallon and Timberlake reminisce over classics in their History of Rap series. (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Jimmy Fallon - Jimmy Fallon? Yes, Jimmy Fallon. The Late Night host has been musically inclined since his SNL days. Yet, he’s in prime hip hop form whenever Justin Timberlake is a guest on his show. Backed by legendary band The Roots, Fallon and Timberlake reminisce over classics in their History of Rap series. (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Joaquin Phoenix - Widely considered a mental breakdown, Walk the Line star Joaquin Phoenix spent two years as an aspiring rapper. Turns out it was for a mockumentary, I'm Still Here, that featured master actor-rapper, Diddy. Phoenix said he had been taking acting too seriously and that the faux rap career was "so liberating." (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) 

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Joaquin Phoenix - We were going to pick Natalie Portman, but we’re pretty sure Andy Samberg wrote the lines for her SNL Digital Short. Phoenix put out an entire movie (I’m Still Here) about his alleged blossoming rap career. Movie > Skit.(Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)