2 Chainz is one of the hottest rappers in the game.
It wasn't always like this for the Atlanta-based rapper though. As one half of the group Playas Circle, he, along with his partner Dolla, had to grind away for years before their group got noticed. And we think we know why.
His rap name used to be Tity Boi.
The transition from Tity Boi to 2 Chainz just proves how vital a rap name can be. Because once the Atlanta rapper went solo and dropped his silly male-stripper-sounding name, he instantly caught fire.
And really, it just makes sense. 2 Chainz sounds sooo much more cooler than Tity Boi.
This got us thinking about other interesting rap names. And boy, there's been a bunch: From OJ da Juiceman to Group Home's Melachi the Nutcracker to Niggalas Cage (the G.O.A.T.) hip-hop has a history of unique aliases.
We decided to find our favorite ones and present them in a list for your viewing pleasure.