Criminal Minded: Rappers Named After Infamous Bad Guys

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Criminal Minded: Rappers Named After Infamous Bad Guys

June 22 was the birthday of feared Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger. Sound familiar? It should to most hip hop fans, thanks to Daz Dillinger, one half of iconic Death Row duo Tha Dogg Pound. But Daz was just following a long hip hop tradition: naming yourself after a notorious criminal. Read on for other notable examples of mobbed-up MC names. —Alex Gale


(Photos: Federal Bureau of Investigation/MCT/Landov; Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup) 

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