Rapper's Real Names

Can you guess the stage names of these rappers who were born with the following names?
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Last updated: March 24, 2021
First submittedJune 19, 2012
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Birth Name
Rap Name
Curtis Jackson
50 Cent
Marshall Mathers
Eminem
Sean Combs
P. Diddy
Shawn Carter
Jay-Z
Onika Tanya Maraj
Nicki Minaj
Christopher Wallace
Notorious B.I.G.
Dwayne Carter Jr.
Lil Wayne
Andre Romelle Young
Dr. Dre
Cordozar Calvin Broadus
Snoop Dogg
Christopher Bridges
Ludacris
Robert Van Winkle
Vanilla Ice
Birth Name
Rap Name
Kendrick Duckworth
Kendrick Lamar
O'Shea Jackson
Ice Cube
Lesane Parish Crooks
Tupac Shakur
Austin Richard Post
Post Malone
Aubrey Graham
Drake
Donald Glover
Childish Gambino
Andre Benjamin
Andre 3000
Kimberly Jones
Lil' Kim
Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones
Nas
James Todd Smith
LL Cool J
Amethyst Amelia Kelly
Iggy Azalea
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Level 44
Aug 15, 2012
Snoop Dogg should now be Snoop Lion
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Level 80
Mar 7, 2017
Just curious, were you able to type that with a straight face?
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Level 41
Jul 25, 2017
Just curious, are you aware that I ate a pinecone?
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Level 58
Jul 26, 2017
how did the pinecone come out?
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Level 20
Jun 28, 2013
lol, Snoop Dogg's name.. and I thought the nickname was stupid...
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Level 81
Nov 26, 2014
I dunno. I think Cordozar Broadus sounds pretty dope. Onika Maraj sounds cool, too. As does Amethyst Kelly. Hard to imagine why someone born Amethyst Kelly would decide to go by "Iggy" when they went into show business.
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2020
because it kinda sounds like a stripper?

but I agree, the real name sounds more made up/ like a stage name than the one she chose.

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Level 83
Mar 30, 2021
I was planning to comment on these same two. Onika Maraj > Niki Minaj. Amethyst Kelly > Iggy Azalea.
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Level 56
Mar 30, 2021
Niki Minaj is also known as Gluteus Fakeus.
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Level 59
Nov 25, 2014
"Rappers"
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Level 81
Nov 26, 2014
More surprising was finding out that Quizmaster is a rapper.
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Level 74
Jul 25, 2017
I was about to post the same thing! Please give us a link to your latest single on Youtube Dan.
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Level ∞
Mar 24, 2021
Gotta find me on Soundcloud dropping rhymes about Cyprus and Belgium.
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Level 50
Mar 30, 2021
Yo!

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Level 61
Mar 30, 2021
lol
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Level 56
Mar 30, 2021
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Level 56
Mar 30, 2021
Did my computer break? Cause all I can see is smoke!
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Level 60
Apr 1, 2021
@bozoclown kudos to you!
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Level 62
Mar 31, 2021
Quizmaster Flash and the Spurious Hive
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Level 62
Nov 26, 2014
I don't understand why Iggy Azalea changed her name. "Amethyst Kelly" sounds like a fake stage name already.
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Level 67
Nov 27, 2014
Iggy is named after her dog and she grew up on Azalea Street.
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Level 47
Nov 28, 2014
so that's her porn name, right?
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Level 81
Jan 31, 2019
maybe she was hoping to get into porn and rap was just her fallback position.
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Level 56
Mar 30, 2021
I think she changed her butt out too.
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Level 78
Nov 26, 2014
I got a bunch just by randomly guessing rappers I've heard of.
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Level 74
May 11, 2015
No Snow? Quizzy, 'Informer' is a rap classic!
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2016
Yes! respect for the Toronto boy. way better than drake
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Level 67
Feb 12, 2019
Which is not a particularly high bar to clear, honestly.
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Level 56
Mar 30, 2021
Drake is a rich rapper in a wheelchair who has Bar Mitzvaahs. He knows about them screets.
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Level 65
Mar 30, 2021
A licky boom boom down.
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2016
Does anybody else find the name Robert Van Winkle as hilarious as I do?
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Level 73
May 4, 2017
Not nearly as funny as finding out Drake's first name is Aubrey
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Level 55
Jul 25, 2017
seconded
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Level 58
Jul 25, 2017
I do. That's one of the worst ones. Though that's probably where the VAN in VANilla Ice came from. Maybe. Possibly.
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Level 67
Feb 12, 2019
Rob Van Winkle once did a song with the Bloodhound Gang (the group that did The Bad Touch song), so I knew about that being Vanilla Ice's name a long time ago. I had actually forgotten how funny it really is.
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Level 56
Mar 30, 2021
His only real hit was Ice Ice Baby, which is sampled from Queen's Under Pressure. How this guy rode this fame train is beyond me LOL. Sounds like the character from Washington Irving. Rip Van Winkle
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Level 66
Mar 30, 2021
Sampled? I think you mean ripped off!
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Level 36
Nov 28, 2016
If you guys like this quiz, check out mine.http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/37121/top-98-richest-rappers
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Level 78
Jul 25, 2017
It's not really correct to say that Tupac Shakur's real name was Lesane Parish Crooks. That was his name at birth, yes, but it was changed to Tupac Shakur shortly afterwards. It was his legal name for almost his entire life.
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Level 65
Jul 25, 2017
I was going to say the same thing. I've read a fair amount about Tupac (obviously not enough, I guess), but I've always understood that Tupac Shakur was his "real name." His mother's last name was Shakur, after all.
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Level 60
Apr 1, 2021
agreed. "Tupac Shakur" was most definitely not his "rapper name," as this quiz implies. his rap name would be "2Pac."
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Level 58
Jul 25, 2017
If I had some of these names, I'd probably change them too! Dang.
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Level 41
Jul 26, 2017
You know, you pretty much only picked mediocre rappers, with one or two exceptions
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Level 30
Mar 18, 2020
Ok which of these dudes are mediocre then
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Level 41
Jul 28, 2017
Why is everyone in the comments and (so many on this website in general) so obsessed with degrading and insulting rap and hip hop artists or emphasizing their lack or respect for them and their music?
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2020
it is not just rap that gets that treatment, honestly usually it is about popmusic
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Level 55
Mar 30, 2021
Probably because rappers are known for insulting and degrading women, gays, and their competition.

I understand that's not be all they rap about, but it's what they're known for.

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Level 56
Mar 30, 2021
The old rap was ok or had real messages. The new rap is just dumb. They don't even speak intelligible words. It is some women shaking around saying weird phrases or some kid named "Lil Ketchup" or "Young Midget" or "Lil Ajax", that looks like a newspaper, with so much junk tatted on his face, who will likely die of an overdose in the news next year.
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Level 72
Oct 2, 2017
Would love to see some more ladies representin'! Off the top of my head, I thought of: Mathangi Arulpragasam (M.I.A.); Cheryl James (Salt), Sandra Denton (Pepa), and Deidra Roper (DJ Spinderella) of Salt-N-Pepa; Lana Michelle Moorer (MC Lyte); Dana Elaine Owens (Queen Latifah). The fact that this list includes Iggy Azelea but not the Queen is a travesty.
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Level 67
Feb 12, 2019
At this point, Queen Latifah has been an actress for so long that a lot of people (myself included) forgot that she was a musician first. Kinda like Mark Wahlberg.
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Level 65
Jul 19, 2019
Or Will Smith
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Level 55
Mar 30, 2021
I typed in "DJ Jazzy Jeff" just to see if he was in here.
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Level 56
Mar 30, 2021
I prefer Queen LaPizza.
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Level 77
Nov 22, 2020
I second the suggestion for M.I.A. Her Tamil name would have made a nice addition to this quiz and she's well known enough to be part of it.
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Level 31
Apr 10, 2018
Would never put 'Iggy' and 'rapper' in the same sentence but other than that, great quiz
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Level 56
Mar 30, 2021
Iggy Pop Azalea
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Level 75
Mar 24, 2021
Tupac's real name sounds like a small time Louisiana gang.
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Level 62
Mar 25, 2021
Fantastic and entirely predictable to see how much rappers can rattle the old men on here for merely existing.
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Level 80
Mar 25, 2021
From "Impractical Jokers", Joe's rap name: Chub Fondue
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Level 66
Mar 30, 2021
Some distinguished names on here... and then there's Iggy Azalea and Post Malone.
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Level 56
Mar 30, 2021
What exactly IS a Post Malone? It sounds like a fence post with Karl Malone's face on it, or a post-it note commercial...or a period of time that happens after Malone lived. The guy looks like a greasy love child of Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell. All these new rappers look like unemployable crackheads who live on their grandmother's couch and never learned to read. At least the old school cats had some catchy music or real knowledge to spit.
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Level 55
Mar 30, 2021
oldhead rapper list
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Level 83
Mar 30, 2021
Tupac Shakur is NOT a stage name...unless he knew he was going to be a rapper while still a toddler. While born Lesane Crooks, his mother changed his name to Tupac Shakur at age 1.
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Level 56
Mar 30, 2021
He did know he was going to be a rapper as a toddler. He was also known as Toothpaste Shakur and Lil Toddler. His older brother was 4pac, and his younger brother was adPOCalypse
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Level 45
Mar 30, 2021
Should've included by favorite rapper name

john kirk, aka DaBaby

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Level 55
Mar 31, 2021
lesssssss go
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Level 39
Mar 31, 2021
Only six for me. Good quiz, and like the sense of humour. Method Man, Flava Flav and Dr. Octagon would have been good to include, but you can't fit in everybody.

You might want to change the title to rappers', though - those pesky apostrophes eh...

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Level 24
Mar 31, 2021
That's Tupac's actual name? I never knew that.....
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Level 72
Mar 31, 2021
I only knew Eminem. But I haven't listened to any songs by any of these rappers (or any rapper for that matter).