Rap Name Changes

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  • 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
  • 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

Lil J to Young Jeezy

Before he took up the business of motivating thugs everywhere, Young Jeezy was just Lil J from Atlanta. The "Lil" prefix is usually a source of regret later on in a rapper's career, so Jeezy was ahead of the game on this one. He also can't seem to make up his mind with the "Young" moniker, as he's added it and dropped it several times throughout his career.

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