Rappers are undoubtedly some of the most popular and beloved people on the planet. They roam in A-list circles on a regular occasion and have proven to be an influence on society both in the present and the past. One of the reasons why rappers have been so successful is that music fans relate to them.
Rappers, for the most part, are just like you and I, and enjoy gaming. In fact, many have been spotted playing games ranging from blackjack in Vegas and online casino tournaments to Battle Royale titles. This means there is a real possibility of unwittingly playing alongside a famous rap artist whilst picking your numbers on the on the roulette table at a popular online casino or improving your swing playing The Golf Club 2019.
Post Malone, real name Austin Richard Post, shot to relatively recently in the mainstream music industry and has now managed to establish himself as one of the top rappers in the industry right now. When he isn’t writing or performing music, Post Malone can often be found playing PC games such as Battle Royale title PlayerUnknown’s: Battlegrounds. Post also takes his gaming one step further by live streaming over on Twitch occasionally.
Unlike Post Malone, T-Pain has been around the industry for a considerable amount of time and is in many respects a pioneer. The Florida born superstar is responsible for hits such as I’m Sprung and I’m ‘n Luv Wit a Stripper, but like Post Malone, T-Pain spends a lot of his spare time gaming. He one described gaming as being “kinda therapeutic”, so it will come as no surprise to learn T-Pain likes to kick back and enjoy titles like GTA V and Overwatch. Again, like Post Malone, T-Pain has also turned his hand to streaming over on Twitch.
50 Cent dropped hit single In Da Club and never looked back, quickly becoming one of the greatest rappers of his generation. From making his breakthrough in the industry, Fiddy worked hard to consistently produce music, all of which has been well received by audiences around the globe. With success came wealth, and in his spare time 50 can regularly be seen at casinos playing his favoured game of blackjack. As well as casino games, Fiddy also has a love for video games and has starred in two of his own – Bulletproof and Blood on the Sand – while also doing a voiceover role in the legendary Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Jay Z is one of the most successful and highest-profile rappers ever to live. The New York City-born hip hop megastar in many ways established himself as a global icon, and this year reportedly became a billionaire. The man who was president of Def Jam Records, therefore, has a lot of surplus cash at his disposal and has been known to spend it at some of the world’s finest gaming establishments, with Vegas and London regular haunts. Jay Z is, of course, a high stakes player, and in one hand of poker is believed to have once lost $500,000 in Vegas. It’s a good job he’s rich, but we’re not too sure Beyonce would be happy with such a loss.