Most People know rappers by the stage names and the character roles they play. It is almost strange to think of many of these people by any other name, but, they too have families and friends that call them by their birth names (Maybe), which I guess makes sense, I just can’t imagine someones parent calling “Fetty Wap” down for dinner. So here is a list of rappers actual names, some are extremely strange and some seem extremely plain and simple.
Eminem – Marshall Mathers
Snoop Dogg – Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
Ice Cube – O’Shea Jackson, Sr.
Ice-T – Tracy Lauren Marrow
Lil’ Wayne – Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.
Drake – Aubrey Drake Graham
Rihanna – Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Nicki Minaj – Onika Tanya Maraj
T-Pain – Faheem Rashad Najm
Akon – Aliaume Damala Bouga Time Puru Nackalu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam
Jay Z – Shawn Corey Carter
50 Cent – Curtis James Jackson III
Dr. Dre – Andre Romelle Young
The Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie Smalls) – Christopher George Latore Wallace
The Game – Jayceon Terrell Taylor
Nas – Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones
Rick Ross – William Leonard Roberts II
T.I. – Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr.
Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, Diddy – Sean John Combs
Kendrick Lamar – Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
Wiz Khalifa – Cameron Jibril Thomaz
Eazy-E – Eric Lynn Wright
Busta Rhymes – Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr.
Iggy Azalea – Amethyst Amelia Kelly
LL Cool J – James Todd Smith
Ludacris – Christopher “Chris” Brian Bridges
Meek Mill – Robert Rihmeek Williams
Gucci Mane – Radric Davis
Tyga – Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson
2 Chainz – Tauheed Epps
Macklemore – Ben Haggerty
Method Man – Clifford Smith
DMX – Earl Simmons
Pitbull – Armando Christian Perez
Waka Flocka Flames – Juaquin James Malphurs
Nelly – Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr.
Wale – Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
A$AP Rocky – Rakim Mayers
Young Jeezy – Jay Wayne Jenkins
Common – Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr.
Soulja Boy – DeAndre Cortez Way
Ja Rule – Jeffrey Atkins
The Weeknd – Abel Makkonen Tesfaye
Fetty Wap – Willie Maxwell II
Flo Rida – Tramar Lacel Dillard
Trey Songz – Tremaine Aldon Neverson
Tech N9ne – Aaron Dontez Yates
Plies – Algernod Lanier Washington
Hopsin – Marcus Jamal Hopson
Chamillionaire – Hakeem Seriki
Jason Derulo – Jason Joel Desrouleaux