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Rappers Who Changed Their Names (PHOTOS) was originally published on rickeysmileymorningshow.com

1. This guy used to go by the name of Tity Boi.

This guy used to go by the name of Tity Boi.

2. Now, he’d appreciate it if we called him 2 Chainz.

Now, he’d appreciate it if we called him 2 Chainz.

3. N.O.R.E. used to stand for “Niggaz On The Run Eatin.”

N.O.R.E. used to stand for “Niggaz On The Run Eatin.”

4. Today, he prefers “P.A.P.I.,” which stands for “Power Always Proves Intelligence.”

Today, he prefers “P.A.P.I.,” which stands for “Power Always Proves Intelligence.”

5. One of rap’s legends used to go by the name of Biggie Smalls.

One of rap’s legends used to go by the name of Biggie Smalls.

6. Because of legal issues, he then changed his name to The Notorious B.I.G.

Because of legal issues, he then changed his name to The Notorious B.I.G.

7. The real OG Snoop Doggy Dogg.

The real OG Snoop Doggy Dogg.

8. After numerous name changes, and his recent “reincarnation,” he’d prefer to be called Snoop Lion.

After numerous name changes, and his recent “reincarnation,” he’d prefer to be called Snoop Lion.

9. In order to mature with his music, he decided to go by his birth name – Kendrick Lamar.

In order to mature with his music, he decided to go by his birth name – Kendrick Lamar.

10. This rapper originally went under the moniker “Therapist.”

This rapper originally went under the moniker “Therapist.”

11. Now, we know him as J. Cole.

Now, we know him as J. Cole.

12. Diddy has been through many name changes: Sean “Puffy” Combs, Puff Daddy, and P. Diddy.

Diddy has been through many name changes: Sean “Puffy” Combs, Puff Daddy, and P. Diddy.

13. After several changes, he finally settled down with Diddy.

After several changes, he finally settled down with Diddy.

14. Believe it or not, the “Be” rapper was originally named Common Sense.

Believe it or not, the “Be” rapper was originally named Common Sense.

15. He dropped the end of the name and simply goes by Common.

He dropped the end of the name and simply goes by Common.

16. Brrr. The CEO of Cash Money Records originally named himself Baby.

Brrr. The CEO of Cash Money Records originally named himself Baby.

17. He now famously goes by Birdman.

He now famously goes by Birdman.

18. Throwback of Lil Romeo.

Throwback of Lil Romeo.

19. The obviously matured adult now prefers the name Romeo.

The obviously matured adult now prefers the name Romeo.

20. Lil Bow Wow, you just don’t know.

Lil Bow Wow, you just don’t know.

21. He originally went by the name Lil J, then switched to Yung Jeezy.

He originally went by the name Lil J, then switched to Yung Jeezy.

22. The rapper now goes by Jeezy.

The rapper now goes by Jeezy.

23. We all remember The Game back then…

We all remember The Game back then…

24. He dropped the first half and goes by Game.

He dropped the first half and goes by Game.

25. This classic rapper is well known as Mos Def.

This classic rapper is well known as Mos Def.

26. As of 2012, he goes by the name Yasiin Bey.

As of 2012, he goes by the name Yasiin Bey.
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