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

Rap Name Changes

What's in a name? Not much. At least not in hip hop circles. Rappers change their names as frequently as they change their socks (at least we hope you change your socks).

For example, the Uncle formerly known as Snoop Dogg has announced that he has a new name to go with a new album he's working on as part of the new supergroup 7 Days of Funk. Taking a bit of inspiration from the green monster, the rapper recently reincarnated as Snoop Lion says he shall henceforth be known as Snoopzilla.

Click on to check other notable name drops, flips and makeovers.

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