Wild Kingdom: Hip Hop Artists Named After Animals

Watch Tyga's new video tonight on 106 & Park!

Tyga (@tyga)  - TWEET: "You Only Live Once #YOLO" Shortly after adding a verse for the remix of the song, Tyga references Drake's "The Motto" featuring Lil Wayne. (Photo: Brad Barket/PictureGroup)

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Tyga - “Rrrrrrroar, rrrrrrroar like a dungeon dragon,” Busta Rhymes “Scenario”Dragons, lions and bears — Oh my! Rappers get in touch with their animal sides regularly. Just ask Tyga, Pitbull or any other MC named after our fanged, furry friends. Check our list of hip hoppers named after animals, beginning with Tyga. The MC even wore sports tiger-striped (or Cincinnati Bengals) pants in Young Money’s “Bedrock” music video.Don't miss Tyga's new joint tonight on 106 & Park at 6P/5C!(Photo: Brad Barket/PictureGroup)

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Snoop Dogg - Big Snoop! The Doggfather even looked like a Doberman in “What’s My Name,” his first music video off his debut album, Doggystyle.(Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

DJ Danger Mouse  - The prolific producer (U2, Cee-Lo, MF Doom, and Jack White) might get his stage name from the British cartoon series.(Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

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DJ Danger Mouse - The prolific producer (U2, Cee-Lo, MF Doom, and Jack White) might get his stage name from the British cartoon series.(Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

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Pitbull - Pit told The Washington Post the reason behind his stage moniker, "[Pitbulls] bite to lock. And they're outlawed in Dade County. They're basically everything that I am. It's been a constant fight.” The Cuban-American MC isn’t fighting anymore. He’s just making fists pump throughout the world.(Photo: Jeff Daly/PictureGroup)

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Nate Dogg - R.I.P.! Nate Dogg was one of the best hip hop hookmen to ever live. Plus, he rolled with the Dogg Pound.(Photo: Chi Modu/diverseimages/Getty Images)

Song: "To My Mama"Artist: Bow WowYear: 2003 - Despite his young age, overgrown tween idol Bow Wow paid tribute to the unconditional love his mom, aka his "road dog," gave him via this song featuring Amerie. (Photo: Brad Barket/PictureGroup) 

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Bow Wow - Mr. 106 himself, Bow Wow is one of the few artists that grew up on 106 & Park and can always walk down memory lane and see his legacy through music videos, including a few with Snoop Dogg himself.(Photo: Brad Barket/PictureGroup)

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Yelawolf - Yelawolf decided on his stage name because of his Native America background, and we must say that it fits him quite nicely.(Photo: John Ricard/BET)

Gorilla Zoe - We're rounding the 106 Wild Kingdom out with Gorilla Zoe, and we've got to admit, that his name is one that'll always stand out in the bunch.(Photo: Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup)

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Gorilla Zoe - We're rounding the 106 Wild Kingdom out with Gorilla Zoe, and we've got to admit, that his name is one that'll always stand out in the bunch.(Photo: Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup)