50 Hip Hop Artists’ Real Names You Probably Never Knew

In the hip hop game, the right name can make or break you. Find out what your favorite rappers’ real names were before they made it big and watch some of these hip hop stars battle it out on “Hip Hop Squares” premiering Tonight, May 22nd at 11/10c only on MTV2.

1. Tyga

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MICHAEL STEPHENSON

2. Biz Markie

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MARCEL THEO HALL

3. Gucci Mane

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RADRIC DAVIS

4. Chiddy of Chiddy Bang

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CHIDERA ANAMEGE

5. 50 Cent

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CURTIS JAMES JACKSON III

6. Ace Hood

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ANTOINE MCCOLLISTER

7. Fabolous

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JOHN DAVID JACKSON

8. EL-P

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JAIME MELINE

9. Flo Rida

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TRAMAR DILLARD

10. Mac Miller

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MALCOLM MCCORMICK

11. Pusha T

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TERRENCE THORNTON

12. Common

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LONNIE RASHID LYNNE JR.

13. Raekwon

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COREY WOODS

14. DJ Khaled

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KHALED BIN ABDUL KHALED

15. Ja Rule

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JEFFREY ATKINS

16. A$AP Rocky

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RAKIM MEYERS

17. Rick Ross

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WILLIAM LEONARD ROBERTS II

18. French Montana

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KARIM KHARBOUCH

19. DMX

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EARL SIMMONS

20. Juicy J

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JORDAN HOUSTON

21. Nicki Minaj

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ONIKA TANYA MARAJ

22. Ghostface Killah

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DENNIS COLES

23. Yelawolf

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MICHAEL WAYNE ATHA

24. Xzibit

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ALVIN JOINER

25. Hodgy Beats of Odd Future

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Gerard Long

26. Big Boi of Outkast

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ANTWAN PATTON

27. Foxy Brown

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INGA DECARLO FUNG MARCHAND

28. Game

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JAYCEON TERRELL TAYLOR

29. Wiz Khalifa

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CAMERON JIBRIL THOMAS

30. Busta Rhymes

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TREVOR SMITH JR

31. Kid Cudi

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SCOTT RAMON SEGURO MESCUDI

32. GZA

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GARY GRICE

33. Nelly

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CORNELL IRAL HAYNES JR.

34. Lil B

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BRANDON MCCARTNEY

35. Iggy Azalea

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AMETHYST KELLY

36. Birdman

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BRYAN WILLIAMS

37. Trina

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KATRINA LAVERNE TAYLOR

38. T.I.

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CLIFFORD HARRIS JR.

39. Young Jeezy

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JAY WAYNE JENKINS

40. Kreayshawn

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NATASSIA ZOLOT

41. Bun B.

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BERNARD FREEMAN

42. Pitbull

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ARMANDO PEREZ

43. Tinie Tempah

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PATRICK CHUKWUEMEKA OKOGWU

44. Drake

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AUBREY GRAHAM

45. RZA

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ROBERT FITZGERALD DIGGS

46. MGK

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RICHARD COLSON BAKER

47. T-Pain

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FAHEEM NAJM

48. Mystikal

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MICHAEL TYLER

49. Juelz Santana

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LARON LOUIS JAMES

50. Waka Flocka Flame

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JUAQUIN MALPHURS

Catch up with Dennis Coles, Chidera Anamege, Khaled Bin Abdul Khaled and more on “Hip Hop Squares” premiering Tomorrow, May 22nd at 11/10c only on MTV2.

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