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Hip-Hop Horror Show: 10 Rappers Who Starred in Scary Movies

From Snoop to Busta to Coolio, a slew of rap game elder statesmen have faced off with evil on film [spoooooky laaauuughhh]

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LL Cool J, 'Halloween H20' (1998)

Tis the season to be scared, and these 10 rappers know what it's all about. If you've been keeping an eye on slashers and thrillers for a while, you've seen some of your favorite rhymers show up (and, in many cases, get brutally murdered). Here are 10 great rap roles in the horror canon.

Director: Steve Miner (Friday the 13th Part II and III)
Notable co-stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Michelle Williams (non-Destiny's Child edition), Joseph Gordon-Levitt
LL Cool J's previous movie: 1998's Woo
LL Cool J's next movie: 1999's Deep Blue Sea

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Ice-T, 'Leprechaun in the Hood' (2000)

Director: Rob Spera (some episodes of Criminal Minds and Army Wives)
Notable co-stars: Warwick Davis, Rashaan Nall
Ice-T's previous movie: 2000's The Wrecking Crew
Ice-T's next movie: 2000's Luck of the Draw

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Yasiin Bey/Mos Def, 'Island of the Dead' (2000)

Director: Tim Southam (Bones, Bates Motel)
Notable co-star: Malcolm McDowell
Yasiin Bey's previous movie: 1998's Where's Marlowe?
Yasiin Bey's next movie: 2000's Bamboozled

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Snoop Dogg, 'Bones' (2001)

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson (Juice, The Walking Dead)
Notable co-star: Pam Grier
Snoop's previous movie: 2001's Training Day
Snoop's next movie: 2001's The Wash

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Rah Digga, 'Thir13en Ghosts' (2001)

Director: Steve Beck (Ghost Ship)
Notable co-stars: Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub
Rah Digga's previous movie: 2001's Carmen: A Hip Hopera
Rah Digga's next movie: We're still waiting

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Ice Cube, 'John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars' (2001)

Director: John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing, Christine, Village of the Damned)
Notable co-stars: Jason Statham, Pam Grier
Ice Cube's previous movie: 2000's Next Friday
Ice Cube's next movie: 2002's All About the Benjamins

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Busta Rhymes, 'Halloween: Resurrection' (2002)

Director: Rick Rosenthal (Halloween II, Distant Thunder)
Notable co-stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Tyra Banks
Busta's previous movie: 2002's Narc
Busta's next movie: 2006's Full Clip

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Redman, 'Child's Play 5: Seed of Chucky' (2004)

Director: Don Mancini (writer of every Child's Play movie, director of 2013's Curse of Chucky)
Notable co-star: Jennifer Tilly
Redman's previous movie: 2001's How High
Redman's next movie: 2015's Dark

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Coolio, 'Dracula 3000: Infinite Darkness' (2004)

Director: Darrell Roodt (Witness to a Kill, Yesterday)
Notable co-star: Casper Van Dien
Coolio's previous movie: 2004's A Wonderful Night in Split
Coolio's next movie: 2004's Gang Warz

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DMX, 'The Bleeding' (2009)

Director: Charlie Picerni (Three Days to Vegas)
Notable co-stars: Michael Madsen, Vinnie Jones
DMX's previous movie: 2008's Lockjaw: Rise of the Kulev Serpent
DMX's next movie: We're still waiting

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 30: NSYNC is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 30, 2018 in Hollywood, Californ

Apr 30: *NSYNC 4EVER

It’s been a while since the guys of *NSYNC reunited. Since their epic onstage reunion at the 2013 MTV VMAs and JC’s 40th birthday, the guys have been doing their own thing, until today! Justin, JC, Joey, Lance and Chris got together to celebrate their new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and as if the day couldn’t get any better, JC reminds us that tomorrow it’s gonna be MAY.