Rappers’ Most Unexpected Non-Musical Side Projects

If you find yourself asking, “Where is Ja Rule?” as often I do, you might be pleased to know he’s got a new movie out called I’m in Love With a Church Girl (it’s about exactly what you think). But wait! There’s more! During a recent interview with SiriusXM’s Food Talk, Ja revealed he’s interested in writing a microwave cookbook. Apparently, two years in prison did wonders for his microwaving technique, and this got me thinking about all the other weird side projects rappers have taken on in recent years. Click through to learn about some of hip hop stars’ most unexpected pastimes.

2 Chainz: Cookbook

In fact, Ja Rule is not the only rapper to publish a cookbook. In addition to his new album B.O.A.T.S 2 #Metime, 2 Chainz made a 28-page cookbook called #Mealtime, and the food honestly looks pretty great. Grub Street did a great roundup of the cookbook’s best excerpts when it came out last month.