Hip-hop has evolved from a music-based expression and has moved on to influence all categories of entertainment. There are plenty of rappers who’ve crossed over into acting and vice versa like Ice-T, LL Cool J, and Mack Wilds. However, hip hop’s major players Jay Z and Kanye West have only dabbled in the movie realm. However, Jay and Ye signed on as co-producers for the new Chris Rock film entitled Top Five. The comedy starring Rock, Rosario Dawson, and Cedric the Entertainer, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and its already gaining a great buzz.
Although its not the first time both have dipped their hands in film, their past attempts show that they have potential to succeed in Hollywood. While we’ve seen the short films for “Runaway” and “Picasso Baby,” it’s rare when they step on to a movie set for a full-length motion picture. So what’s stopping them? We think there are several reasons why they should invest themselves in the film industry.