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Ever wonder what 2 Chainz’s real name is? Or how about Iggy Azalea

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GlobalGrind decided to do a little investigative work to find out the real names of 30 random rappers with the most interesting names.

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Most fans are familiar with the real names of rappers like Jay-Z, who was born Shawn Carter, and Kanye West, whose real name is actually Kanye West, but what about rappers like Tyga and Future

From eccentric names like Nayvadius and Amethyst, to generic names like Richard and Clifford, after what we’ve found, rapper’s birth names seem to be as entertaining as their stage names. 

Find out what your favorite rapper’s real name is below! 


Rapper Name: Drake 

Real Name: Aubrey Graham 

Rapper Name: 2 Chainz 

Real Name: Tauheed Epps

Rapper Name: Tyga

Real Name: Michael Ray Stevenson

Rapper Name: Future

Real Name: Nayvadius Wilburn

Rapper Name: Rick Ross

Real Name: William Leonard Roberts II 

Rapper Name: Meek Mill 

Real Name: Robert Williams 

Rapper Name: French Montana 

Real Name: Karim Kharbouch 

Rapper Name: Iggy Azalea

Real Name: Amethyst Kelly

Rapper Name: Nicki Minaj 

Real Name: Onika Tanya Maraj 

Rapper Name: Machine Gun Kelly 

Real Name: Colson Baker

Rapper Name: Mac Miller

Real Name: Malcolm James McCormick 

Rapper Name: Chief Keef

Real Name: Keith Cozart 

Rapper Name: A$AP Rocky 

Real Name: Rakim Mayers

Rapper Name: Plies

Real Name: Algernod Lanier Washington 

Rapper Name: Young Jeezy 

Real Name: Jay Wayne Jenkins

Rapper Name: Trinidad Jame$

Real Name: Nicholas Williams 

Rapper Name: T.I. 

Real Name: Clifford Harris 

Rapper Name: Birdman 

Real Name: Bryan Williams 

Rapper Name: Waka Flocka 

Real Name: Juaquin Malphurs

Rapper Name: Gunplay 

Real Name: Richard Morales Jr. 

Rapper Name: Juelz Santana

Real Name: LaRon James 

Rapper Name: Wiz Khalifa 

Real Name: Cameron Jibril Thomaz

Rapper Name: M.I.A.

Real Name: Mathangi Arulpragasam

Rapper Name: Action Bronson 

Real Name: Arian Asllani

Rapper Name: Prodigy 

Real Name: Albert Johnson

Rapper Name: Freeway

Real Name: Leslie Edward Pridgen

Rapper Name: Foxy Brown 

Real Name: Inga Marchand 

Rapper Name: Wale

Real Name: Olubowale Victor Akintimehin

Rapper Name: No Malice formerly known as Malice 

Real Name: Gene Thornton

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