Rap Name Changes

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  • J. Cole
  • 2 Chainz
  • Yasiin Bey
  • Notorious B.I.G.
  • Young Jeezy
  • Game
  • Diddy
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Mike Bigga
  • ODB
  • Andre 3000
  • Common
  • Shyne
  • Snoop
  • Jay Z
  • N.O.R.E.
  • Young Dro
  • Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion
  • Mr. Porter

Mos Def to Yasiin Bey

Dante Smith built a pretty solid reputation as the artist Mos Def, but the Brooklyn born rapper/actor started going by Yasiin Bey in 2012. "I began to fear that Mos Def was being treated as a product, not a person, so I've been going by Yasiin since '99," he told GQ magazine. "At first it was just for friends and family, but now I'm declaring it openly."

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