RAPPERS GET ROLES: Lil Yachty Is Making An Action Heist Film Based On UNO + Wale Praised For ‘American Gods’ Role

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Rappers are offering up their acting talents in projects! Lil Yachty is working on a comedic action heist based on the card game, UNO. Meanwhile, Wale has “American Gods” fans going crazy. More inside…


Rappers are taking their talents to Hollywood.

Lil Yachty is no stranger to the acting scene after starring in How High 2, popping up Ronald Marlon Johnson for the “A Different World” Zoom remake, and doing voice over work for Teen Titans GO! To the Movies.

The “Speed Me Up” rapper has teamed up with Mattel to develop an action heist based on the card game, UNO. Sounds like an interesting mash up. Not only is he producing, he’s also being eyed for the lead role. The plot – written by Marcy Kelly – is set in the underground Hip Hop world of Atlanta, so music will also be an added element in the film.

“I’m so excited to be part of this film with Mattel,” the ATL rapper said. “I played Uno as a kid and still do today, so to spin that into a movie based on the Atlanta hip hop scene I came out of is really special. It hits close to home for me.”

Most of us 80s & 90s babies grew up playing UNO, so the film will likely deliver nostalgic vibes.

Quality Control honchos Pierre “Pee” Thomas and Kevin “Coach K” Lee have joined in as producers of the film, as well as Quality Films’ Brian Sher. Yachty is signed to QC.

It’s giving us grown comedy film with a nostalgia feel. Not a film you can watch with your kids, but a good one to call up your homies and watch together.

Speaking of rappers and acting roles…


Rapper Wale has been soaking in praise on social media after his appearance in Season 3 of STARZ’s “American Gods.”

After making a cameo in HBO’s “Crashing” and an appearance indie crime anthology series, “DC Noir,” the DC native is really getting deeper into his acting bag. It’s his first official role.

Wale plays the role of Chango, who is the partner of Orisha Oshun (Herizen Guardiola), an African goddess representing love and fertility. According to ET, the diety is “a fiery, silver-tongued Orisha” who has a significant connection between Shadow and his unexplored past. Arming himself with two axes, this warrior spirit has an “electrifying charisma” and “selfless passion.”

”American Gods” and Wale fans loved his performance and made sure to give him his props on social media:

Check out more of his performance below:

Maybe Wale’s performance can give fans what Orlando Jones gave, which is terribly missed, before his “racial firing.” Missed that? Catch up HERE.

”American Gods” airs on Sundays at 9pm EST on STARZ.

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