Sticky Fingaz

By EW Staff
Updated June 19, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT
Sticky Fingaz: Anthony Cutajar/LFI

Sticky Fingaz made EW’s It List

Age Late 20s

Why Him? The rapper-turned-actor burned up the screen this past season with powerful roles on ”Platinum” and ”The Shield.”

Rapping or Acting? ”I think acting might last longer because I can’t be 50 years old, on stage rapping, diving in the crowd, and having people slam-dance.”

Worst Job ”I was 13, and you had to be 15 or 16 to get a job [at McDonald’s], so my mom taught me how to forge a birth certificate to make myself appear older. It was cool because I got to give all my friends free burgers.”

If He Weren’t Acting/Rapping, He’d Be… A con man. ”Some George Clooney con-man-type s—. I always wanted to rob a bank, too. Like I could have a million dollars, and still [do it] just for the fun of it. Hopefully nobody would get hurt…. Maybe I watch too many movies or something.”

Next His album with the group Onyx, ”Triggernometry: The Study of Guns,” will be out in July; more episodes of ”The Shield.”