Rap Name Changes

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  • 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
  • Snoop
  • Jay Z

Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion

Snoop Dogg's first major name change came with another album. In 2012, Snoop was in Jamaica working on a new reggae album and documentary when he says a Rastafarian priest christened him as Snoop Lion. He used the moniker for his 2013 release, Reincarnated.

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