10 Popular Rappers' Disney Alter Egos
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Were you ever mildly attracted to Jafar in the Disney movie Aladdin? We were, probably because he reminded us so much of Prince. So, needless to say, Rocks Off is pretty stoked that Disney is bringing back some of our beloved iconic villains-like Jafar and Scar-to 3-D.
We've always pictured the villains as artists, specifically rappers-they have all of the bravado, the messed up childhoods, the insecurities, the motivation for world domination. We've put together a list of some classic villains in Disney history and their rapper counterparts. Some of their bear a physical resemblance and some share similar backgrounds.
1. Kanye West as Scar (The Lion King)
Scar wanted to be king really badly; so badly that he killed his own brother for the crown. He said, "Long live the king", killed his brethren, and then blamed it his nephew. That's bad family business. Since The Lion King was our favorite Disney animated film, we can't help but picture Mr. West as the ultimate villain. Kanye's followers are like Scar's hyenas-they'll probably turn on him the second he puts out another 808's and Heartbreaks. He's burned quite a few bridges on his way to the throne, too-pun intended.
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2. Yelawolf as Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
Sid was just a confused punk who liked to torture his toys, he was never that menacing. That's how we feel about Yelawolf. He looks unkempt, like he hasn't taken a shower in weeks, but he's not that memorable. Just because your mom ignores you doesn't mean that you're cut out for debauchery and the villain lifestyle. Sid probably went to college after he stopped setting his toys on fire.
3. Kreayshawn as Cruella DeVille (101 Dalmatians)
In life, people are scared of the Cruella Devilles-the women with guap, outlandish fashion sense, and determination. Deville and her taste for exclusivity devised the ultimate fashion statement: a Dalmatian fur coat.
4. Dame Dash as Jafar (Aladdin)
Jafar was kind of sultry, in a twisted way. He has the dark, viscous voice and elegant stature. He calls Princess Jasmine "Pussycat"; he reminds us a lot of Prince, actually. Ultimately, though, he's just a dude trying to get into a cave of riches because he feels inadequate serving under a King. Since he can't get access to the cave, he has to use Aladdin, the more physically capable and predetermined "diamond in the rough." In the end, Aladdin gets the money and the power. Jay-Z is Aladdin, by the way.
5. Lil Kim as Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
Back in the day, Ursula had it all; she might have even been a babe. But then got she got banished from the palace and had to live in exile as she overindulged in shellfish and tacky makeup.
6. Chris Brown as Powerline (A Goofy Movie)
There wasn't an admirable enough villain to use for this movie, but we couldn't help but notice Powerline's likeness to Chris Brown. Like, didn't he perform this exact routine at the VMAs this year?
7. Cam'ron as Hades (Hercules)
Hades was a New Yorker - he had to be. That's how we know he's our favorite villain ever. He was fast-talking, quick-moving, and knew he was cooler than the goody-goods on the "Upper East Side." The scene where he crashed the gods' party, for example: "I haven't been this choked up since I got a hunk of moussaka caught in my throat! So is this an audience or a mosaic?" Cam'ron has the same Harlem charm - it's hard to take him seriously when he drives a pink Range Rover - but he can turn into a real asshole if something doesn't go his way.
8. The Game as Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
Gaston had a small dick. Sorry, we had to say it. He was an uberman who needed the biggest muscles and the most beautiful girl in town to compensate for what he was lacking. When the beautiful girl didn't get with him, he made up stories about her and made the whole town attack her boo's house. RUDE.
The Game would do something like that. He has been in so many beefs, it's hard to remember who he hasn't dissed. Also, the biggest muscles in the world can't make up for the butterfly tattoo he got on his face.
9. Rick Ross as Governor Ratcliffe (Pocahontas)
Ratcliffe was materialistic, overweight, and only cared about gold. He wore gaudy outfits and lived a life of excessive luxury while the people working under him got minor dunkets. Rick Ross is all about that life: Aston Martins, cocaine money, and yachts.
1. Gucci Mane as Stromboli (Pinocchio)
No one ever really knew what Stromboli was saying. He got angry at Pinocchio and started mumbling incomprehensibly, probably cursing in Italian. This reminds us of Gucci Mane, particularly during the outro of "Pillz" when he mumbles a slew of disconnected phrases with words he's made up. Also, we see a strong connection between Gucci's Bart Simpson chain and Stromboli's puppet show.
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