Hip-hop names are not only unique, but they are shooting up the popular baby name charts. In fact, the Social Security Administration ranked the name Jayceon as the fastest rising name for boys last year, as it jumped 845 spots in just one year. Jayceon is the real name of the rapper with the stage name The Game, as well as another hip-hop artist who goes by Jayceon.
One of the most iconic hip-hop groups, N.W.A, not only has amazing music that revolutionized rap music, but they also have a great story about their rise to fame after growing up on the streets of Compton, California, which is featured in the movie, Straight Outta Compton.
For baby name inspiration, here are the stage names and real names of the members of N.W.A.
Most rappers use stage names, however, a few use their real name, such as Kanye West and the late Tupac Shakur. Kendrick Lamar dropped his last name of Duckworth, but kept his first and middle names. Here are a few more of our favorite rapper names with their stage names.
We love the attitude and glamour of hip-hop girl names, as you can see in this list of some of the best female rappers. Most use a stage name, however, a few use their real names (like Lauryn Hill) or some just dropped their last name, like rapper Eve dropped her last name of Jeffers. Iggy Azalea changed her name, however, her real name of Amethyst would have made the perfect stage name. Check out our list of female rappers' stage names and real names for baby name inspiration.
The babies of our favorite hip-hop artists have names just as cool as their own. Did you know Pharrell has a son named Rocket? Find out more unique celebrity baby names below.
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