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Joe Pesci’s Rap Career.

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Famous actors love a good side hustle. Tom Hanks wrote an entire book about typewriters, Steve Martin would rather talk about his banjo than his legendary comedy career, Lakeith Stanfield raps, and Joe Pesci — well, Joe Pesci also raps. More accurately, Pesci sings, and has released three albums over the years of what can broadly be described as “lounge-singer music” (four, if you count the 2003 jazz album he recorded as “Joe Doggs”). Still, the crown jewel of these recordings is arguably the 1998 single “Wise Guy,” Pesci’s never-repeated attempt at channeling his brash onscreen persona into rap music.

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