34 Rappers Who Have Changed Their Names

A name is a very important thing. Maybe even more important is an artist’s stage name.

Rap is no stranger to name changes. In fact, sometimes it’s embraced. Some rappers have changed their names multiple times. Certain name changes have brought about great success and others have only brought on memes. We’ll let you decide which name changes were for better or worse.

Either way here are “34 Rappers Who Have Changed Their Names”:

1. Puff Daddy – P. Diddy – Diddy – Sean “Diddy” Combs


2. Tity Boi – 2 Chainz

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  3. K. Dot – Kendrick Lamar


4. Snoop Doggy Dogg – Snoop Dogg – Snoop Lion – Snoop Zilla


  5. Baby – Birdman

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6. Therapist – J. Cole


7. Rockstar – Kid Ink


8. Easy Mac – Mac Miller


9. Professor Macklemore – Macklemore

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Photo: Der Robert


10. Common Sense – Common

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11. TIP – T.I.


12. Terror – Pusha T


13. Fat Joe Da Gansta – Fat Joe


14. Big Moon Dawg – Big Punisher – Big Pun

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15. Nasty Nas – Nas

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  16. MC Love Child – Q Tip


17. Dre – Andre 3000

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18. Biggie Smalls – Notorious B.I.G.

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  19. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Big Baby Jesus – Dirt McGirt

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20. Mos Def – Yasiin Bey


21. MC New York – 2Pac – Makaveli

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Photo: Adam Wise


22. The Game – Game


23. Lil Bow Wow – Bow Wow – Shad Moss

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    24. Lil J – Young Jeezy – Jeezy – Young Jeezy

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25. MnM – Eminem

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Photo: EMR


26. DJ Timmy Tim – Timbaland

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  27. Lil Romeo – Romeo


28. MC Hammer – Hammer


29. Sly Tendencies – Earl Sweatshirt

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Photo: Jordan Uhl


30. Gucci Mane – Guwop – Gucci Mane


31. Machine Gun Kelly – MGK – Machine Gun Kelly

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Photo: jimmybooey


32. 2 Shades Deep – The Misfits – OutKast

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33. Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em – Soulja Boy

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Photo: alacoolb


34. Tung Twista – Twista

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Photo: Soletron


Well there you have it! Let us know if these name changes were for better or worse, and be sure to SHARE!

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