Mahershala Ali‘s ridiculously hot 2016, which saw him star in Moonlight (he won a bunch awards for his role as Juan), House of Cards, Luke Cage and Hidden Figures, has led to a great press run in the first half of 2017.
He’s also been teased as the main figure in a film attached to Jay-Z’s 4:44 album, and he’s also been attached to the third season of True Detective. And despite the wonderful actor he’s become, little do people know Ali first wanted to be a rapper. He was known as Prince Ali and made a song with Planet Asia and Keith Murray.
His rap career and love of hip-hop is just part of what he discussed on Stretch & Bobbito’s new What’s Good podcast. Now sharing their second episode (the first saw Dave Chappelle as a guest), the iconic radio hosts talked to Ali about his Muslim faith, getting into character when acting, playing basketball in college and more.
Listen to the episode below, and stay tuned for new episodes every Wednesday.