Rappers who began their professions in other industries

14 May 2018
"I want to be a rapper but my full time job is taking up too much of my time!" Don't worry, it's not too late! Many of our favourite rappers started their careers in completely different professions before making their way into the forefront of the rap game.
 
Some used other platforms to gain fame, while others actually had to work meaningless jobs before they eventually caught their big rap break. If you're worried that your job is getting in the way of your career just look no further than some of these acts.
 
 
 
Nomuzi Mabena
 
Nomuzi Mabena kicked off her career as the winner of MTV Base VJ Search before going on to forge a massive career in television. However, when she got her opportunity to switch to rap, she never looked back.
Londie London
 
Many people first started following Londie London on social media. This was before the now Ambitiouz Rapper convinced the masses that she had the bars to be one of the next big things in South African hip hop.
Drake
 
Drake has always had a love for music but his performance art began with him acting on a show called Degrassi before moving on and becoming the artist we now know him as.
 
Nicki Minaj
 
Nicki Minaj had more of a job, than a career. The rapper worked at Red Lobster where she was fired for "less than stellar service". The joke's on them now…
Kid Cudi
 
Kid Cudi worked in a grocery store and if you know anything about the rapper, you can imagine he HATED it.
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