10 Rappers and Their Movie Director Equivalents


By S. Ajay Ram

There are obvious similarities between directing movies and writing raps—storytelling, character development, powerful imagery—but the conversations sparked by hip-hop heads sound very different than the conversations between film critics. When you really look into it, though, the two aren't all that different. Take out a few key words from a Spike Lee movie analysis and you might think you're reading a Nas album review. Here's a look at other areas where the world of movie directors and rappers overlap. Here are 10 rappers and their movie director equivalents.

"My favorite movie was the Gremlins/Ain't got shit to do with this/But I just thought that I should mention" - Lil Wayne, 2007

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