4. LL Cool J
One of the first to introduce hip-hop to the world outside of 1980’s New York City, LL Cool J dabbled in acting while his hip-hop career was gaining immense momentum. However, it wasn’t until the late ’90’s that LL’s acting career started to catch up to his musical success. During that time, he starred in Deep Blue Sea, Any Given Sunday and Charlie’s Angels, and even had a cameo in 30 Rock.