It's not a very novel idea to compare rappers to actors. Given enough time the former will try to become the latter. If a rapper does succeed at making the leap to Hollywood then they usually follow up that feat by featuring a lot of guitar on their next big album—said rappers starts hanging out in Hollywood too much, starts paling around with the dudes from Good Charlotte or whoever and then they do a bunch of coke and are all, "We should put a gang of guitar type shit on this next joint. Like, really do some new shit!"
Give me a "G"! Give me a "T"! Give me a "F"! Give me a "O"! G-T-F-O!
We need more rappers to become actors like we need a box set of unreleased B-sides from Amber Rose.
If rappers are worth comparing to any type of entertainer, it's wrestlers. Both worlds have the drama, egos, catchphrases and beef. I rest my case.
Rappers are nothing more than musically inclined wrestlers. Just like dudes fake fighting in a ring, they don't actually perform the heinous acts of crime that they so vividly describe in their bars, but that doesn't mean shit when it comes to whether or not they are entertaining.
To illustrate my point, I picked some rappers that evoke the characteristics of classic wrestlers and, yo, the similarities are freakishly accurate. Don't believe me, just watch. See, rappers are the new wrestlers and I won't hear otherwise. For continuity purposes I drew most of the following comparisons from the golden era of WWF because that shit was the bomb.