By K.B. Tindal
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
For a man who never even picked up the microphone, Denzel Washington is an iconic figure in hip hop. Over the years, Denzel Washington has played all the critical roles and has gained critical acclaim for it. Denzel Washington’s roles ranged from political activist, Malcolm X, to black mobster, Frank Lucas.
His portrayals have inspired plenty of hip hop music and, in the case of his portrayal of Frank Lucas, he inspired an entire album. Jay-Z was inspired enough by the film to create an American Gangster concept album that was a classic. Denzel Washington is currently starring alongside Mark Wahlberg in 2 Guns.
At their film premiere, VIBE caught up with Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg and they asked them a few questions. Hip hop was the primary discussion, since Denzel Washington has inspired a lot of music and Mark Wahlberg used to rap. In the interview, both named their favorite rappers.
Watch the entire interview below:
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