8 Rapper Names Linked To The Artist’s Original Name



Rapper names are always fun to trace back to their origins. In the world of rap and hip hop, a name can make or break a career, so you can see why many of these artists chose to go with “cool” names rather than keep their own.

Yet, they’ve kept some element of their original name intact (sorta!) in their stage names.

1. Andre Romel Young – Dr. Dre

One of the pioneers of West Coast Gangsta Rap, Dr. Dre’s label – Aftermath – was responsible for his own success as well as that of other rappers like Eminem.

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