10 Not-So-Gangsta Movies Rappers Love

Movies & TV

By: Vibe / February 14, 2012

That rap life. It’s pretty safe to say it’s one big cliché more often than not. Same hustler turned rapper/CEO back-story. Same talk of taking their careers “to another level.” Same watch brands, same movie references… I mean, we like Tony Montana as much as the next guy but there has to be some other movie besides Scarface and maybe Goodfellas you’ve watched that resonated, no? Casino? King of New York? Think a little harder. You’re missing the point of this exercise…

In the name of proving rappers aren’t always so one-dimensional, here are ten movies that ten rappers not only watched and enjoyed but also admittedly influenced their art. –J. Pablo

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