Fickle as it may be, the music industry has successfully turned everyday people into acclaimed celebrities. Rappers often brag in their songs about the financial come-ups they’ve experienced and how their statuses catapulted well beyond their upbringings by making music. Some have even gone on to become legendary and highly respected in the genre, but then there are the few who have stepped away from massively prosperous rap careers for something else. And while it seemed like a huge risk, there is a special group of rappers who essentially quit making new music in pursuit of other industries to amass similar or much greater levels of opulence. 

Here are 10 rappers who dropped their mics for other careers that they're equally or more successful in.