The former gangster was once best known for his rhymes about smoking weed and murdering undercover cops, and early in his career was arrested for drug possession (multiple times) and charged with murder. He claimed to be a pimp and once held the honor of producing the year’s best-selling porn film. Today, however, the (D-O-Double) G-rated rapper is a new man. Radio listeners recognize him as the laid-back foil for pop princesses like Katy Perry. He coaches a youth football league. And, the family-friendly cherry on top: Earlier this month it was announced that the “Starsky & Hutch” star will star in his own family sitcom on NBC. —Jeff Royer
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