Rap Name Changes

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  • Mike Bigga
  • ODB
  • Andre 3000
  • Common
  • Shyne
  • 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

Dre to Andre 3000

For one of the most inventive artists ever to spit a hot 16, the common nickname "Dre" simply wouldn't cut it (not to mention its association with another hip hop icon). Andre Benjamin officially started going by Andre 3000 between Aquemini and Stankonia.

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