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Breaking down the rapper/actor tag in the hip-hop world

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Maybe it's the emotion behind some of his songs, or maybe there are just more south-of-the-border Degrassi fans than one would imagine, but Drake will always carry the “rapper/actor” tag in the minds of many. That puts him in pretty good company; many of hip-hop's biggest stars have balanced careers behind the microphone and in front of the camera. Here's a breakdown of some of the best to do it, including which job title takes up more space on the resume.

Drake is at Barclays Center Monday at 7 p.m., 620 Atlantic Ave., Fort Greene, 917-618-6700, sold out.

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