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Rap Names II - For A Few Rappers More

Rap Names Part II: For a Few Rappers More

Like we talked about last time, rapper’s stage names usually fall into two categories:

  • Boasts = Mos Def

Or

  • 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.

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Rap Names explained

Rappers’ Names – What Do They Even Mean?

Obie Trice, real name, no gimmicks – Obie Trice

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.
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