Hot or Not: Actor Danny Aiello’s “City of Lights” Hip Hop Single



With successful rappers turned actors including Will Smith, Queen Latifah, Ice T, Ice Cube and Tupac it’s no wonder actors think they can rap too. Sort of.

78 year old actor, Danny Aiello is aching to fill the actor turned hip hopper niche with his latest album, “Bridges.” Before you scoff and write the elder statesman of mob films off, he has a heavy weight collaborator — Damon Hasan. Hasan has produced for Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez.

This isn’t the first album for Aiello; however, this is his first foray into hip-hop via the guidance of his grandkids. He’s also aiming to reach new audiences by retooling classics by way of the genre.

I utilize my grandchildren as my barometer for my success … so my feeling was that it would be wonderful for me to do classic standards and put rap to it because the children of today are loving rap; I’m talking all colors, all religions, all nationalities love rap.

Check out the video for the first single, “City of Lights” and let MSDTV know what you think.