A roommate should not have been on the deed to your home. A co-OWNER appears on the deed.
Your former roommate has to sign a quit claim deed. You don't necessarily need an attorney, but you will need to track down this person and convince him/her to sign the deed. If this person won't voluntarily sign the document, you are going to need to file a court action against him/her and you are going to need to convince a judge that you are the proper owner.
the best career for anyone is where their passion is- that being said, i think a lawyer because an actor is only as good as the last movie that banged them up at the box office, plus they age, get fat, ect. and a rapper is really at their best when they first start out. they rap with that raw, fresh passion- after that the record label and public opinion owns them. Lawyers get better with age and experience, not all of them are slimey ambulance chasers. my lawyer saved me and my family from being tossed into the street and owing my mortgage co. 10,000 i'll never forget what a life saver he was for us. i can't think of one actor or rapper that had that kind of impact on anyone