When Jay-Z graced the stage at the Glastonbury Festival in 2008, he was holding a guitar—a response to Oasis leader Noel Gallagher's comments criticizing Jay as a headliner of the traditionally rock-based show.

Jay wasn't the first, nor the last, rapper to play a guitar. (Although, he doesn't really know how to play.) Lil Wayne dropped rock album Rebirth in 2010 and he was seen everywhere with a guitar. Kid Cudi did the same, releasing an alternative project two years later. Then there are the rarely seen, incredibly awesome pictures of MCs like Nas and 2Pac rocking out.

Check out the rest of the gallery for 20 photos of rappers playing guitar.

Above: Jay-Z

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