Surprising Celebs Who Tried To Sing Or Rap Back In The Day

January 9, 2014 ‐ By Iva Anthony

We may know them for their television or film roles or even as a star athlete but did you know these 15 celebrities actually pursued another career as rappers and singers before they achieved fame for their better known talents? Luckily, none of them quit their day job.

Celebs Who Used To Sing Or Rap


Romany Malco, Jr.

Before Romany Malco, Jr. became an actor, he tried his hand at rapping. After graduating from high school, the former “Weeds” star formed a rap group called College Boyz with his buddies and relocated from New York to California to follow his dreams to become a rap star. The group landed a record deal with Virgin Records and had a local hit with “Victim of the Ghetto.” Malco is falsely credited for doing the raps for animated MC Skat Cat in “Opposites Attract” with Paula Abdul. Malco did however pen the lyrics for the animated rapper.

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  • D. Rose in the paint

    I remember College Boyz on Rap City

  • mind_sayer

    Is Sway on here? If not he should be..

    • TT

      they’re not going to put him because he doesn’t have the answers!

  • 2Timothy1:7 woman

    I WAS NOT READY for that Gary Coleman vid!!! *smh off my shoulders*

  • 2Timothy1:7 woman

    that song victim of the ghetto has a sistah REMINISCING lol!

  • frankjum12

    Uhhh..College Boyz were nice and Romany was an excellent and conscious MC. I’m actually sorry he didn’t keep rapping along with his acting. But yeah, he was very, very good MC (notice I didn’t say rapper). Check out ‘Hollywood Paradox’ video too.

  • At A Crossroads

    Charlize Theron was Aileen Wuornos, not Scarlett Johansson.

    • Tee Elyse

      I was JUST getting ready to say… LOL!

    • Loyal Reader

      i was like….say what!!! Scarlett did not play Aileen Wournos. I hate to bash but this site has some shotty journalism. I love coming here and reading the stories but there are too many times where information is not factual, wrong names being used, information is inaccurate, sentence structure is elementary. I’m going to keep supporting the site, I just wish they could do better.

    • KaliLivin619

      Lol I was reading this like, Waaah??!! Did the writer of this article even watch the movie? SMDH

    • Tiffiney Tarbox

      I was thinking the same thing…I thought she wasn’t recognizable because she wasn’t in the damn movie!!