When Rappers Retire, What Do They Do For Money? Here Are Ones Who Have Weird Second Careers
Ice-T: When he’s not acting in movies with Wesley Snipes, Ice-T has found a second career, recently recording the audio book of the new Dungeons & Dragons novel. How was his experience as a voice over narrator? Well this quote pretty much says it all. “Dungeons & Dragons is some of the most crazy, deep, deep, deep, nerd shit ever invented… this shit is impossible to read.”
Uncle Luke: After Luke Records filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in 1995, Uncle Luke found a new career as a columnist for the Miami New Times. Yes, the lyricist who wrote, “Face down, ass up, that’s the way we like to fuck” is currently chasing his Pulitzer with columns such as “The Decline of Cuban Power In Miami” and “Miami Cops Beat 85-Year-Old Lady Turned Ninja Assassin.”
Rick Ross: Rick Ross owns multiple franchises in Miami of the chain restaurant “Wingstop.” What’s the reason for Ross’ second career as a chicken wing restaurateur? According to the man himself, “Miami is my hometown. And I want to share my favorite wings with one of my favorite cities.”
LL Cool J: LL Cool J has had second, third, and fourth careers ranging from actor to author to activist to possibly the worst Grammy hosts in history to… fitness guru? Throughout the years the man who claims to be “Hollywood’s Fittest Star” is raking in the dough with multiple editions of his famous fitness book/healthy living guide, LL Cool J’s Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle.
We’ve all heard of celebrities (okay, mostly NBA players) starting a second careers as rappers, but what about rappers starting second careers as, well, something else? Leaving aside the many who’ve had second careers as prison inmates, here are a few rappers who left the music industry for even stranger careers.
So let’s look pastthe hit singles and remember that our favorite musicians aren’t just one trick ponies.
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