News: Kendrick Lamar Looks Beyond Hip-Hop, Reveals Post-Rap Career Dream [Video]

Friday, Jun 20, 2014 10:45AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Top Dawg Entertainment's Kendrick Lamar recently talked about what he sees himself doing outside of putting out chart-topping albums. #DeeperThanRap

If things go his way, K. Dot will venture into the Hollywood scene.

"On the creative side, um, scoring movies," K. Dot said when asked what he wants to do outside of album-making. "Yeah, I'm real huge on visual concepts and the music behind it and the dramatic feel behind it and piecing things together. And I think that comes from doing music. Now in my brain I would like to challenge myself and take it to another level one day eventually one day." (KUBE 93)

A few years ago, The LOX's Jadakiss talked about wanting to get into acting.

"King of New York. Just replace Christopher Walken with me. Keep everything the same. It's just me. Picture me instead of Christopher Walken. That sh*t would be crazy. You got to redo the whole King of New York with me." (VIBE)

Young Money's Nicki Minaj previously said her dream role would be in a Tim Burton film.

"I'd like to play someone in a Tim Burton movie, where I get dressed up and painted and crazy," Minaj reveals within her cover feature interview. "Then I want to be able to do some action stuff, like Angelina Jolie...And then I'd like to just play a regular girl who, you know, is facing the world. Something really sentimental and organic, that girls all around the world can identify with. You know, how Jada Pinkett Smith did in Jason's Lyric." (KING)

In summer 2010, Drake envisioned himself playing the role of United States' President Barack Obama.

"I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama's life soon because I could play him. That's the goal [laughs]. I watch all the addresses. Anytime I see him on TV, I don't change the channel, I definitely pay attention and listen to the inflections of his voice. If you ask anyone who knows me, I'm pretty good at impressions. Slowly but surely, I'm not in the study mode because nobody's called me about anything, but I just pay attention so when the day comes I'm not scrambling to learn how to speak like him. I want to be involved in great film projects. I don't want to do the basketball movie that everyone does. I don't want to do the typical black film that everyone expects. I think that I have enough experience to actually be involved in a real meaty project full of substance." (Paper Mag)

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