Rap Name Changes

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  • 2 Chainz
  • Yasiin Bey
  • Notorious B.I.G.
  • Young Jeezy
  • Game
  • Diddy
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • 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

Biggie Smalls to The Notorious B.I.G.

Christopher Wallace first became Notorious when a copyright claim forced him to drop his original moniker, Biggie Smalls. The new name had a larger-than-life quality that suited him well.

(Photo: REUTERS/Fred Prouser)

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