Hip Hop Musicians' Real Names












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Real Name Stage Name Group associated with (if any)

Ahmir Khalib Thompson

?uestlove

The Roots

Tupac Shakur

2Pac

 

Curtis Jackson

50 Cent

G-Unit

Premro Smith

8Ball

8Ball & MJG

Ian Bavitz

Aesop Rock

 

Kevin Donovan

Afrika Bambaataa

 

Jared K. Bridgeman

Akrobatik

 

Andre Lauren Benjamin

Andre 3000

Outkast

Anthony Davis

Ant

Atmosphere

Anthony Cruz

AZ

The Firm

Dwight Grant

Beanie Siegel

 

Antonio M Hardy

Big Daddy Kane

 

Christopher Lee Rios

Big Pun(isher)

Terror Squad

Marcel Hall

Biz Markie

 

Richard Terfry

Buck 65

 

Trevor Smith, Jr.

Busta Rhymes

 

Ishmael Butler

Butterfly

Digable Planets

Corey Penn

C.L. Smooth

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

Cameron Giles

Cam'ron

 

Germaine Williams

Canibus

Cloak n Dagga

Barry Reese

Cassidy

 

Thomas DeCarlo Calloway

Cee-Lo

Goodie Mob, Gnarls Barkley

Hakeem Seriki

Chamillionaire

 

Rozonda Thomas

Chilli

 

Carlton Douglas Ridenhour

Chuck D

Public Enemy

Corey Miller

C-Murder

 

Lonnie Rashied Lynn

Common

 

Artis Leon Ivey, Jr.

Coolio

 

Cory McKay

Cormega

 

Lucas Macfadden

Cut Chemist

Jurassic 5

Darryl Matthews McDaniels

D.M.C.

Run-DMC

Chris Smith

Daddy Mack

Kriss Kross

Dan Nakamura

Dan the Automator

 

Dana Elaine Owens

Queen Latifah

 

Duane Johnson, Jr.

Defari

 

Teren Delvon Jones

Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Deltron 3030

Hieroglyphics, Gorillaz

Jeffrey Townes

DJ Jazzy Jeff

DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

Earl Simmons

DMX

 

Craig Irving

Doodlebug

Digable Planets

Douglas E Davis

Doug E. Fresh

 

Andre Romel Young

Dr. Dre

NWA

Eric Lynn Wright

Eazy-E

NWA

Edan Portnoy

Edan

 

Jaime Meline

EL-P

Company Flow

Marshall Bruce Mathers III

Eminem

 

Eric Barrier

Erik B.

Erik B. & Rakim

Eve Jihan Jeffers

Eve

 

Erik Schrody

Everlast

House of Pain

Fred Braithwaite

Fab Five Freddy

 

John Jackson

Fabolous

 

Joseph Antonio Cartagena

Fat Joe

Terror Squad

Stacy Ann Ferguson

Fergie

Black Eyed Peas

William Drayton

Flavor Flav

Public Enemy

Inga Marchand

Foxy Brown

The Firm

James Campbell

Freddie Foxxx

 

Fredro Scruggs

Fredro Starr

Onyx

Chris Wong Won

Fresh Kid Ice

 

Dennis Coles

Ghostface Killa

Wu-Tang Clan

Maxwell Dixon

Grand Puba

Brand Nubian

Joseph Saddler

Grandmaster Flash

 

Melvin Glover

Grandmaster Melle Mel

 

Keith Elam

Guru

Gang Starr

Kejuan Muchita

Havoc

Mobb Deep

Dwight Myers

Heavy D.

Heavy D. & the Boyz

Darren Robinson

Human Beat Box

Fat Boys

O'Shea Jackson

Ice Cube

NWA

Tracy Marrow

Ice T

Body Count

Jason Hunter

Inspecta Deck

Wu-Tang Clan

Lin Que Ayoung

Isis

 

James Yancey

J Dilla

 

Jeff Atkins

Ja Rule

 

Jason Phillips

Jadakiss

LOX

Jason Mizell

Jam Master Jay

Run-DMC

Shawn Corey Carter

Jay Z

 

Kendrick Jeru Davis

Jeru the Damaja

 

Jerrell Jones

J-Kwon

 

LaRon Louis James

Juelz Santana

G-Unit

Adam Keefe Horovitz

King Ad-Rock

Beastie Boys

Nathaniel Wilson

Kool G Rap

 

Keith Thornton

Kool Keith, Dr. Octagon

Ultramagnetic MC's

Mohandas DeWese

Kool Moe Dee

 

Andre Weston

Krazy Drayze

Das EFX

Lawrence Krisna "Kris" Parker

KRS-One

Boogie Down Productions

Kurtis Walker

Kurtis Blow

 

Kurt Matlin

KutMasta Kurt

Lootpack

Mary Ann Vieira

Ladybug Mecca

Digable Planets

Lisa Lopes

Left Eye

TLC

Wesley Eric Weston

Lil' Flip

 

Jonathan Smith

Lil' Jon

 

Kimberly Denise Jones

Lil' Kim

 

Percy Romeo Miller, Jr.

Lil' Romeo

 

James Todd Smith

LL Cool J

 

Christopher Lloyd

Lloyd Banks

G-Unit

Luther Campbell

Luke Skyywalker

2Live Crew

Chris Kelly

Mack daddy

Kriss Kross

Otis Jackson, Jr.

Madlib

Lootpack, Madvillain

Melvin Barcliff

Magoo

 

Marlon Williams

Marley Marl

 

Duval Clear

Masta Ace

 

Elgin Turner

Masta Killa

Wu-Tang Clan

Percy Robert Miller

Master P

 

Stanley Kirk Burrell

MC Hammer

 

Lana Michele Moorer

MC Lyte

 

Lorenzo Patterson

MC Ren

NWA

Michael Berrin

MC Serch

 

Adam Yauch

MCA

 

Malik Thuston Cox

Memphis Bleek

 

Clifford Smith

Method Man

Wu-Tang Clan

Daniel Dumile

MF Doom

Madvillain

Michael Louis Diamond

Mike D.

Beastie Boys

Michael Schwartz

MixMaster Mike

Beastie Boys' DJ

Dante Smith

Mos Def

 

Jeffrey Haynes

Mr. Lif

 

Nick Carter

Murs

 

Michael Tyler

Mystikal

 

Nasir Jones

Nas

The Firm

Nathaniel Dawayne Hale

Nate Dogg

 

Jermaine Baxter

Nature

The Firm

Hanif Muhammad

Neef

 

Cornell Haynes, Jr.

Nelly

 

Victor Santiago

Noreaga

Capone -n- Noreaga

Christopher G. Wallace

Notorious B.I.G.

 

Omar Credle

O.C.

 

Russell Tyrone Jones

Ol' Dirty Bastard aka Big Baby Jesus aka Dirt McGirt etc.

Wu-Tang Clan

Oscar Jackson Jr.

Paris

Vincent Mason, Jr.

Pasemaster Dase

DeLa Soul

Paul Slayton

Paul Wall

 

Sandy Denton

Pepa

 

Peter Phillips

Pete Rock

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

Mark Morales

Prince Markie Dee

Fat Boys

Paul Huston

Prince Paul

 

Concetta Kirshner

Princess Superstar

 

Albert Johnson

Prodigy

Mobb Deep

Richard Griffin

Professor Griff

Public Enemy

Lumumba Carson

Professor X

X-Clan

Sean John Combs

Puff Daddy, Puffy

 

Richard Quitevis

Q-Bert

 

Jonathan Davis

Q-Tip

A Tribe Called Quest

Corey Woods

Raekwon

Wu-Tang Clan

William Griffin Jr.

Rakim

 

Reggie Noble

Redman

Wu-Tang Clan

Richard Lawson

Richie Rich

 

Robert Aguilar

Rob Swift

the X-Ecutioners

Joseph Simmons

Run

Run-DMC

Derek Murphy

Sadat X

Brand Nubian

Paul Francis

Sage Francis

 

Cheryl James

Salt

Salt n Pepa

Jesse B. Weaver, Jr.

Scholly D.

 

Gregory E. Jacobs

Shock G

Digital Underground

Vyshonne Miller

Silkk the Shocker

 

Anthony L Ray

Sir Mix-a-Lot

 

Willie Hines

Skoob

Das EFX

Richard Walters

Slick Rick

 

Stayve Jerome Thomas

Slim Thug

 

Sean Daley

Slug

Atmosphere

Cordozar Calvin Broadus

Snoop Dogg

 

Darrin O'Brien

Snow

 

Naeem Juwan

Spank Rock

 

DeeDee Roper

Spinderella

 

Kirk Jones

Sticky Fingaz

Onyx

Marion Knight, Jr.

Suge Knight

 

Kasseem Dean

Swizz Beats

 

Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr.

T.I.

 

Jaime Luis Gomez

Taboo

Black Eyed Peas

Tionne Watkins

T-Boz

TLC

Alan Maman

The Alchemist

 

Trey Curry

The D.O.C.

 

Jayceon Terrell Taylor

The Game

 

Gary Grice

the GZA, The Genius

Wu-Tang Clan

Robert Diggs

the RZA

Wu-Tang Clan

Timothy Mosley

Timbaland

 

Anthony Terrell Smith

Tone Loc

 

Marvin Bernard

Tony Yayo

G-Unit

Todd Anthony Shaw

Too Short

 

Maurice Young

Trick Daddy

 

Lamont Jody Hawkins

U-God

Wu-Tang Clan

Robert Matthew van Winkle

Vanilla Ice

 

William Adams

will.i.am

Black Eyed Peas

Alvin Nathaniel Joiner

Xzibit

 

Antoine Carraby

Yella

NWA

David Darnell Brown

Young Buck

G-Unit

Chris Ries

Young Chris

 

Jay W Jenkins

Young Jeezy

 

Marvin Young

Young MC