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10 Surprising Reasons Behind Musicians' Stage Names


A stage name is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers such as actors, comedians, singers, and musicians. Such titles are adopted for a wide variety of reasons, and may be similar or nearly identical to an individual's birth name. In some situations, though not often, a performer will adopt their title as a legal name. Nicknames and maiden names are sometimes used in person's professional

Behind most rappers is an intriguing stage name: some of hip-hop's heavyweights have looked within themselves for the inspiration behind their monikers. Rappers like Waka Flocka Flame and Snoop Dogg drew inspiration from their favorite TV characters. T.I. and Gucci Mane embraced their family members' nicknames passed down to them, while others like 50 Cent, Rick Ross and French Montana took to their fascination for street legends to another level.

Once you find the meaning of one rapper's name, you can't resist learning more. Let us feed your curiosity. Read the stories behind 20 of the most interesting rapper stage names.

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