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AllHipHop.com or its employees.…Continued from the “Top 5 Worst Name Changes In Rap.” This ain’t serious.1) Killer Mike to Mike Bigga
We know the change takes some getting used to, but Killer
Mike had to do it. Sadly, America simply wasn’t ready for a big, Black,
intelligent brother with the name Killer in front of it. Killer Mike could
easily be America’s worst nightmare, but he’s actually a dream for many. But
the name was stopping his money, sponsorships and his growth as an artist. He
needs to be heard by all, not just a small sector of people that happen to get
2) Snoop Doggy Dogg to Snoop Dogg
This was a good move that took place early in Snoops career.
We can’t remember why he did it in the first place, but somehow it was just too
much to be named after a cartoon dog and then have the species represented two
more times in the name. He could have called himself Doggy Doggy Doggy and it
would have been the same. So, preening the name back was fine and highly
desirable to the masses as well as the OG’s career
Ol’ Dirty Bastard to Big Baby Jesus
When the history of Hip-Hop is all said and done, there
needs to be special mention of Ol Dirty Bastard changing his name to Big Baby
Jesus. Awwww, yeah! Lets just remember that his first commercially accepted
name was wildly ill. But, when he flipped it after only one album, it was an
act of artistic genius. Not only, he totally forced the mainstream world to
accept his God-like stature in the rap game. Big Baby Jesus!
4) P. Diddy To Diddy
I really don’t know what the “P” ever stood for.
Certainly, it could have stood for Puffy, but then the Diddy wouldn’t make any
sense. Puff Diddy? NAH! So, it is clear that the “P” really served no
purpose! So, when Sean Combs dropped the “P” and just went to Diddy,
we got it. A lot of people didn’t get it, but I sure did! The “P”
never made any sense to me to begin with! Kudos, Diddy!
5) T.I.P. To T.I.
Do you remember why T.I. is named such? T.I. had a bit of
respect for Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest and didn’t want any confusion. So, he
changed it from T.I.P. to T.I.. Now, T.I.P. stood for “The International
Playa”, so I am not sure what T.I. stands for. Maybe it just means
“The Infamous” at this point since his legal matter has garnered him
so much attention. Nevertheless, T.I. just has a great ring at this point and
ultimately made the Atlanta rap don did the right thing for another legend and
his own career.