Rap Name Changes

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  • Bow Wow, Snoop Dogg
  • T.I.
  • Clipse, Pusha T
  • Big Tymers, Birdman, YMCMB, Baby
  • Kwame, K-1 Mill, Missy Elliott, LL Cool J, Keyshia Cole, Eminem, Lloyd Banks, Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera,
  • Sean Price, Heltah Skeltak, Boot Camp Clik
  • Clipse, Malice, No Malice
  • Jay Z
  • N.O.R.E.
  • Young Dro, T.I.
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Mr. Porter, D12, Eminem, Busta Rhymes
  • J. Cole
  • 2 Chainz
  • Yasiin Bey, Mos Def
  • Notorious B.I.G.
  • Young Jeezy
  • Game
  • Diddy
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Mike Bigga
  • Ol' Dirty Bastard
  • Andre 3000
  • Common, Notorious B.I.G.
  • Shyne

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Bow Wow has been a staple in hip hop for almost 20 years and now the YMCMB emcee is ready for a name change. Previously dropping "Lil" from his moniker, Bow announced this week that he was also dropping the name Snoop Doggy Dogg gave him as a tyke.

Hitting up Instagram, Mr. 106 & Park revealed, "After BET awards I will no longer go by Bow Wow! I’m going by my real name 'Shad Moss' we made a lot of history as bow wow. Now it’s time for the next chapter and challenge. Bow wow does not fit who I am today. I'm a father, business man, TV host, Actor, and rapper! Time for MR. Moss to take over!"

As Bow Weezy sheds his youth, read on for more rap music stars who've switched up their aliases. — Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA)

(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images)

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