“I’m the best white rapper-turned actor,” Wahlberg said when asked if he considers himself the greatest actor turned rapper. “Eminem did a great job in 8 Mile, but he only made one movie so I definitely have that title.”
“Will [Smith] really does his thing and I think if Tupac was alive he would have been doing some amazing things in front of the camera,” he said. “Obviously his life was cut way too short, I would have loved to seen him continue to grow as an actor and all that.”
Mark Wahlberg received his original claim to fame in music starting in the late 80s. As Marky Mark, his group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch found success early in their careers beginning with the song “Good Vibrations” in 1991. The single, from the group’s debut LP Music For The People, hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and would later become a certified platinum hit. The group released two studio albums.
Watch Mark Wahlberg’s full interview with Global Grind TV below: