Like we talked about last time, rapper’s stage names usually fall into two categories:
Boasts = Mos Def
Name-based puns = Nelly [first name Cornell]
We’re going back to the well to look at more of these ridiculous names, and shatter the illusion that rappers are cool. I mean, there’s a dude on Dr. Dre’s label who goes by Jon Connor; he literally loves the Terminator films so much, he named himself after the worst character in the franchise.
I love rap music: a genre with many colourful characters, where every song is basically an excuse to boast about how dope you are. The whole genre is basically a dick measuring contest, and that’s what we love about it.
Of course the best way to impress the world and [more importantly] other rappers is to have a great rap name. The purpose of which is to strike fear into your enemies’ hearts, while also proving you’re a badass MC. Continue reading →
To be considered an extraordinary musician you must be responsible for at least one classic album. Of course, “classic” is a subjective criterion, plenty of memorable artists lack a classic in their discography. Continue reading →