Rap Name Changes

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  • 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
  • Yasiin Bey, Mos Def
  • Notorious B.I.G.
  • Young Jeezy
  • Game
  • Diddy

Ol' D.B. to Big Baby Jesus

How do you top a name as distinctive as Ol' Dirty Bastard? If you're the incomparable Russell Tyrone Jones, you start calling yourself "Big Baby Jesus." Ol' D.B. also had tamer (but no less colorful)l appellations over his all-too-short career, including Dirt McGirt and Joe Bananas.

(Photo: Reuters)

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