Rappers love porn! Okay, okay, so that might be a bit of an overstatement. They don't all love porn. But, over the years, there have been more than a few rappers who have gotten down with the adult film industry. Some have made appearances at adult film conventions, while others have actually appeared in pornographic films. Most recently, Tyga announced that he will be directing and starring in a porn film based off the success of his hit single, "Rack City." He won't be acting out any scenes, but he will play a large part in producing the flick, Rack City: The XXX Movie.
"I just felt like now was a time that I wanted to be involved in the sexual part of it," he told the adult film site AVN recently. "How far can I actually go without actually doing [adult films]? I think every guy thinks about that."
Hmmm…We're not so sure we can cosign that. But, as we said, there have been more than a few rappers who have asked that same question. So, in light of Tyga's power move, we decided to put together a list of 10 Rappers Who Have Climbed Into Bed With The Adult Film Industry. These guys got to go where few men have gone before.
The Rapper: Snoop Dogg
How He Got Involved With The Adult Film Industry: He wrote and hosted his first adult film, Doggystyle, back in 2000.
The Result: One movie just wasn't enough for Snoop! He never starred in his own adult film, but he did follow Doggystyle up with several other movies, including a sequel to Doggystyle in 2005. He also appeared at the AVN Awards a few times over the years.
The Rapper: Too $hort
How He Got Involved With The Adult Film Industry: He performed in a film called Get In Where You Fit In 1 in 2003.
The Result: It's sort of amazing that Short hasn't produced or directed more adult films than he has, isn't it? Get on your grind, man!
The Rapper: Treach
How He Got Involved With The Adult Film Industry: He agreed to film a flick called Treach's Naturally Naughty Porn Movie in 2005.
The Result: Although he later starred in Sex and the Studio Vol. 1, Treach's career as an adult film actor never really took off—mostly because he only participated in "simulated sex" with his co-stars.
The Rappers: 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo
How They Got Involved With The Adult Film Industry: They won a couple of AVN Awards for their 2004 flick, Groupie Love.
The Result: At one time, G-Unit was going hard (no pun intended) with the adult film stuff. They had plans in place to make it a major spoke in their empire. But, in recent years, the plan has sort of fallen apart as they've all attacked different lanes.
The Rapper: Baby Bash
How He Got Involved With The Adult Film Industry: He teamed up with the creator of Girls Gone Wild to drop a video called Baby Bash: Live & Uncensored in 2008.
The Result: Wow. Remember this guy? He hasn't exactly recorded a ton of hits, so he's more or less become an afterthought in the music industry. And, the same thing goes for the adult film industry as Live & Uncensored was his first and only adult film.
The Rapper: DJ Yella
How He Got Involved With The Adult Film Industry: In 1994, he directed his first adult film.
The Result: For more than a decade, the co-founder of N.W.A. directed, produced, and starred in somewhere between 150 and 250 XXX flicks. He's apparently been out of the game for a few years now. But, if you look hard enough (Hint: Google is your friend!) we're sure you'll be able to find a couple of gems from him out there.
The Rapper: Lil Jon
How He Got Involved With The Adult Film Industry: Lil Jon used to know how to get a party started, so he put together the film, Lil Jon's Vivid Vegas Party, in 2005.
The Result: Jon was seemingly into the idea of doing XXX films for awhile. But, a couple years ago, Vivid Video released a movie called Club Lil Jon that he immediately distanced himself from. He no longer wants any part in porn anymore.
The Rapper: Charles Hamilton
How He Got Involved With The Adult Film Industry: In 2008, he released a very explicit song about his favorite porn actress called "Lacey Duvalle."
The Result: Through the power of the Internet, Hamilton was able to secure Ms. Duvalle to star in his music video for the song, "Brooklyn Girls." But, fortunately, that's as far as he took things.
The Rapper: Coolio
How He Got Involved With The Adult Film Industry: He agreed to appear in the 2007 film, Coolio & the Gang Bang.
The Result: Ah, with a title like that, how could Coolio say no?! No other titles must've appealed to him, though. That was his first and only adult film.
The Rapper: Uncle Luke
How He Got Involved With The Adult Film Industry: He started a series of flicks called Luke's Freakshow during the late 1990s.
The Result: You didn't think we'd do a list like this and not include Luke, did you? For two or three years, he produced and hosted a handful of XXX movies. And, we're not sure why he ever stopped. Given his track record, it seemed like a pretty solid second career.