Among all the other celebrities at the [lastfm]Jay-Z[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Eminem[/lastfm] superconcerts last week in Detroit was one that might have been unexpected: Actor and Broadway star Hugh Jackman was in the crowd, bobbing his head and showing love to the hip-hop superstars. But that got us wondering…if hip-hop stars were comic book characters, like Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine from X-Men, who would they be?
Professor Charles Xavier – [lastfm]Jay-Z[/lastfm]: Just like the Professor, Hov pretty much runs this town.
Cyclops – [lastfm]Eminem[/lastfm]: Listen to how intense Em is on the [lastfm]B.o.B[/lastfm] “Airplanes” remix and imagine that energy shooting out of his eyes like red laser beams.
Magneto – [lastfm]Kanye West[/lastfm]: Yeezy seems to enjoy playing the bad guy, be it on stage with [lastfm]Taylor Swift[/lastfm] or in South Park parodies.
Rogue – [lastfm]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm]: You can’t tell us that a kiss from Minaj wouldn’t have the power to kill a man.
Iceman – [lastfm]Drake[/lastfm]: He’s from Canada. Enough said.
Of course, then there’s the ones that are already in comic form on the Internet…
(Props to Flickr user KennyKeil for the rapper/comic mash-up art. Check out his work.)
Talk to us: If you could animate your favorite rapper, what character would (s)he resemble?