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Rapper's Real Name Quiz

Below, you will see the birth names of some famous rappers. Guess their rap names.
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First submittedJune 19, 2012
Last updatedMay 3, 2017
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Birth Name
Rap Name
Curtis Jackson
50 Cent
Marshall Mathers
Eminem
Sean Combs
Diddy
Shawn Carter
Jay-Z
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
Ricky Walters
Slick Rick
Birth Name
Rap Name
O'Shea Jackson
Ice Cube
Lesane Parish Crooks
Tupac Shakur
Aubrey Graham
Drake
Earl Simmons
DMX
Andre Benjamin
Andre 3000
Kimberly Jones
Lil' Kim
Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones
Nas
James Todd Smith
LL Cool J
Ben Haggerty
Macklemore
Amethyst Amelia Kelly
Iggy Azalea
Onika Tanya Maraj
Nicki Minaj
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level 43
Aug 15, 2012
Snoop Dogg should now be Snoop Lion
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level 70
Mar 7, 2017
Just curious, were you able to type that with a straight face?
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level 24
Jun 29, 2017
Just curious, are you aware you are responding to a comment from almost 5 years ago?
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level 39
Jul 25, 2017
Just curious, are you aware that I ate a pinecone?
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level 55
Jul 26, 2017
how did the pinecone come out?
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level 21
Jun 28, 2013
lol, Snoop Dogg's name.. and I thought the nickname was stupid...
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level 76
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 66
Oct 31, 2014
God help me, I though Iggy Azalea was her real name.
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level 44
Nov 26, 2014
No, its the name of her childhood dog and the street she grew up on
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level 61
Nov 25, 2014
"Rappers"
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level 76
Nov 26, 2014
More surprising was finding out that Quizmaster is a rapper.
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level 72
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 63
Nov 26, 2014
TIL Macklemore is considered a rapper
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level 78
Jul 25, 2017
Well, what else does he do?
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level 64
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 65
Nov 27, 2014
Iggy is named after her dog and she grew up on Azalea Street.
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level 46
Nov 28, 2014
so that's her porn name, right?
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level 76
Jan 31, 2019
maybe she was hoping to get into porn and rap was just her fallback position.
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level 76
Nov 26, 2014
I got a bunch just by randomly guessing rappers I've heard of.
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level 71
May 11, 2015
No Snow? Quizzy, 'Informer' is a rap classic!
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level 66
Apr 21, 2016
Yes! respect for the Toronto boy. way better than drake
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level 68
Feb 12, 2019
Which is not a particularly high bar to clear, honestly.
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level 10
Nov 17, 2015
You simply cannot put NICKI MINAJ or IGGY AZALEA in the SAME quiz as NAS or BIGGIE. The first ones are "Pop singers" while the second ones are actual Rappers.
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level 66
Apr 21, 2016
Meh. they rap. maybe not the same kind of rap, but it's still rap and they still have fake names.
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level 49
Nov 13, 2018
Nicki is the queen of rap... sit down
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level 24
Feb 23, 2016
only 18 % for dmx??? yall are youngsters
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level 66
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 57
Jul 25, 2017
seconded
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level 59
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 68
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 40
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 70
Mar 7, 2017
I dunno, I've always found that using the name my parents' gave me was sufficient. Guess I'm just shallow that way.
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level 53
Jul 25, 2017
The Thelamplighters are a very smart couple, Don!
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level 73
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 59
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 59
Jul 25, 2017
If I had some of these names, I'd probably change them too! Dang.
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level 25
Jul 26, 2017
Iggy Azalea and Macklemore are both pop stars.
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level 59
Jul 26, 2017
Can you or someone else explain to me why those terms are mutually exclusive, and how Macklemore is not a rapper? Is it simply because of the demographics to which he appeals? I get it with Iggy Azalea, but I really don't understand how Macklemore is not a rapper. You might think his rap is bad, but bad rap is still rap.
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level 43
Jul 26, 2017
You know, you pretty much only picked mediocre rappers, with one or two exceptions
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level 38
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 71
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 68
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 55
Jul 19, 2019
Or Will Smith
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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