Five Rappers Whose Lives Should Be Turned Into Musicals
Ahhh the life of a rap star. Rappers have the pleasure of entertaining the masses if they are lucky enough to become mainstream but what goes on behind the scenes, well that can be even more interesting than a politician embroiled in a sex scandal. While a lot of these artists' lives have a similar beginning, what happens in the middle and sometimes sadly, at the end, can be pure magic.The recent news that a musical inspired by the life of Tupac Shakur is bound for Broadway got us thinking: What other rapper's lives deserve to be adapted for the stage? With that in mind, take a seat and check out the "Five Rappers Lives We'd Like to See Turned Into Musicals."
After Heavy D's untimely passing in 2011, we've been missing his larger-than-life persona. Starting off this stage play in New York circa the early 90's, "Bigger Isn't Always Better" is a story of hitting the big time while literally being one of the biggest rappers in the game. Makes sense right? It would feature ample dance numbers, a Michael and Janet Jackson impersonator (played by the same person), and would pull at your heart strings with the death of Heavy's back-up dancer Trouble T Roy (R.I.P.) and later, of Heavy D himself. On the bright side (literally), the cast would wear tons of radiantly colored plastic jumpsuits and we're sure you'd all be looking forward to the scene titled "Waterbed Hev."
P. Diddy aka Puff Daddy aka Puffy aka Sean Combs's life was made for the stage. Mr. Combs is one hardworking and dedicated mofo so you could only expect "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" to be an epic show complete with pyrotechnics, a multi-million dollar budget, and shiny suits galore. Especially during the MA$E portion. Faith Evans could also play herself in the "Notorious B.I.G. scenes" as well as belt out a moving rendition of "I'll Be Missing You" because let's be honest, she could probably use the work these days. Actually, the whole cast from "Making The Band" might want to audition for roles as themselves also.