With all this talk about Common possibly landing the role of the Green Lantern in the upcoming “Justice League of America” film, we’ve all been sleeping on a hip-hop superhero from Shaolin who’s going to get shine in another comic book film. In a surprising yet fitting move, Ghostface Killah — who goes by the hip-hop nickname Tony Starks and named his 1996 debut Iron Man — has a role in the upcoming “Iron Man” flick .
“I jumped in there for maybe 12 or 16 bars, nothing too major,” Ghost downplayed before describing his scene with the film’s star. “It was a good look for the kid because Robert Downey Jr. recognized me as soon as I seen him. He was like, ’Yo, Tony!’ … For him to recognize me, I was kinda surprised by that. I didn’t know he even knew about the kid. … We called each other Tony onscreen. I’m like, ’Tony Stark, I got your jet, I didn’t mess it up.’ He was like, ’I got the Bentley for you, I laced it up.’ I had two girls with me, I was like, ’That’s you [pointing toward the girls].’ I sent two birds at him. It was a wrap for that scene. He’s a cool dude and funny. Big up to Robert Downey Jr.
You ready for another random hip-hop surprise? Ghost also appears in the new biopic spoof “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” which stars John C. Reilly.
“We had a bugged-out scene in there, with me, Jewel, Lyle Lovett, and we did a track,” he explained. “It was crazy though. … I’mma start doing a lot of [acting] in the next year. My character on the screen is incredible. Acting is nothing for me, man. It’s all an act. Rap is cool, but acting, that’s my star. When you get me in front of a camera, it’s a whole different aura.”
Ghostface’s next LP, The Big Doe Rehab, comes out December 4. The tracks “We Celebrate” with Kid Capri and “The Barrel Brothers” with Styles P and Beanie Sigel have already hit the streets.
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