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17 Rappers Who Had Surprising Past Lives

From Tin Man to turnt up.

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1. Tupac was a ballet dancer.

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'Pac attended Baltimore School for the Arts, where he concentrated on dance and acting. His crowning achievement was his role as Mouse King in “The Nutcracker.”

3. Plies was a nurse.

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The "Please Excuse My Hands" star got his bachelors in nursing and worked as registered nurse. Apparently he made his patients uncomfortable when he donned heavy expensive jewelry.

Major props to Hot Hip Hop Detroit for some of these tidbits.