The LOX’s Jadakiss recently talked about taking his career to the next level by moving into acting and why he sees himself playing the role of Christopher Walken from the 1990’s cult classic, King of New York.
Known for inspiring the Notorious B.I.G.‘s fictional drug kingpin moniker, Jada said his ideal role would be playing the part of Frank White.
“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)
Last year, Young Money’s Nicki Minaj 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)
Outside of acting dreams, Dipset A&R Duke Da God recently talked to SOHH and named Jada SOHH Underrated.
“I think he most underrated person in hip-hop right now is probably Jadakiss. Speaking on a mainstream level, I gotta sayJadakiss. I’m going to tell you real quick why I feel he’s the most underrated out there. Jadakiss is the “nicest” of the “nicest” but he’s not getting all that attention. He’s lyrically better than anybody and everybody but something just doesn’t connect with the mainstream. He’s the nicest out of everybody rapping. I think he’s very underrated and he should have more marketing dollars spent on him because he’s better than everybody.” (SOHH Underrated)
Check out some recent Jadakiss footage below: