The general public just loves seeing inside a celebrity’s personal life. That’s why hearing that your favorite star just received a show to model after his persona brings the entire family in front of the television.
The following list contains rappers that had their own show while transitioning from music to the TV screen or the other way around.
Before any Rapper could even dream of having a show of his own while dominating the charts, there was one who made it all look simple. While climbing the Billboard chart, Will Smith was also killing the scenes with his TV hit “Fresh Prince of Bel Air“.
2. Flavor Flav
Probably the the funniest reality shows ever made was received by Flavor Flav. “The Flavor of Love” ended after 3 seasons with Flavor Flav choosing not to marry or date any of the winners from any of the seasons but instead it was revealed that he would marry the mother of his seventh child.
Pimp My Show ran for six seasons but in the past years news has surfaced that the whole show was just a hoax. It was still good entertainment so props to X for that.
Since 2008, Oxygen is presenting the struggles of rapper Coolio with balancing his musical career, his businesses and the parenthood of six teenagers. Coolio is also searching for love, in the show “Coolio’s Rules” so watch out ladies!
5. Puff Diddy
Another hit show on television that made stars out of ordinary people was “Making the Band”. With the exception of the first edition of the show, all the seasons were overseen by P. Diddy who acted as the man of the house.
6. Snoop Dogg
Snoop has worked on the small screen with TV shows like the comedy “Doggy Fizzle Televizzle” or “Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood“. He did a great job and hopefully we’ll get to see more of him in the future.
7. Ice – T
Ice-T has a long resume when it comes to acting and he can even name a movie before his first LP was released. Besides that, Ice also had a short run with his show “Ice-T’s Rap School” and since 2012, he and his wife are on “Ice loves Coco”.
8. 50 Cent
50 first found success on the big screen with his role in “Get Rich Or Die Trying”, but that did not stop him from getting his own small screen venture called “50 Cent: The Money And The Power”.
More recently, we can see him as an executive producer for Starz’s record-breaking show “Power”.
T.I. did pretty well on the big screen in movies like “ATL” and “Takers”. He also had his shot at reality TV with “T.I.’s Road to Redemption” and “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle”.
Common took a chance with acting and ran with it until something big happened. In the end he managed to score several roles in all kinds of television shows but his most prominent appearance was in “Hell on Wheels”.