Rap Name Changes

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

N.O.R.E. to P.A.P.I.

N.O.R.E. changed his name to P.A.P.I., an acronym for Power Always Proves Intelligence, for his forthcoming album, Student of the Game. "Sometimes if you’re lost, the best way to find where you’re at is to go to the beginning," he told MTV. "My mother doesn’t even call me Victor, my father has never called me Victor, my teachers didn’t even call me Victor. My name in Lefrak City and my name in Queens is actually P.A.P.I., it's not even N.O.R.E."

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