It’s often surprising to hear a rapper’s real name contrasted with his or her stage name. Snoop Doggy Dogg is really named Calvin Broadus, for instance. Wow. Wow.
Here are some more real, given birth names of some famous rappers. You might be shocked:
Ice Cube — Real name: O’Shea Jackson. Wow.
Dr. Dre — Real name: Andre Young. Are you kidding me?
Wiz Khalifa — Real name: Cameron Jibril Thomaz. What?
Kanye West — Real name: Tim Clamley, Sr. No way.
Nicki Minaj — Real name: Jason Weedles, of Oxnard. Wow.
Jay Z — Real name: Zippers T. Gigglespit. This can’t be real, but it is.
Lil Wayne — Real name: Terry Bolea. Geez louise.
Iggy Azalea — Real name: Abraham Greenbaum. Unbelievable.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — Real name: Rick Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Wowee wow wow.
Kendrick Lamar — Real name: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Get outta here.