With Ice Cube‘s latest film, Ride Along, coming out in theaters today, we couldn’t help but briefly reminisce about the hip-hop hits Cube dropped back in the day. Whatever prompted him to switch gears and make forays into TV and film, we’re just glad he’s still on the scene. And of course, he’s far from the only rapper who got the itch to flex his or her acting chops, so we decided to take a look at some of the other hip-hop stars who’ve graced the big screen.
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If we can point out just one benefit of the smartphone era, we’ve got to say that videos from fans during live concerts is what we’d choose. Finding Youtube clips of candid moments from artists’ shows never gets old, and they’re even more amazing when random fans are plucked from crowds to become showstoppers of their own with their favorite stars.
This coming Sunday, January 19 at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m.), Alicia Keys will present on VH1.com her new special, “We Are Empowered,” an intimate and inspiring conversation with five women living with HIV and AIDS in the United States. Keys aims to show how love, support, and knowledge have not only helped the women in her special, but how those traits can transform the world as we move toward a society without AIDS.
Ahead of the special, Keys talked to us about why she feels communities don’t understand enough about the disease.