The Real Names Of Famous Rappers

From Akon to Eminem, rappers often adopt stage names while embarking on their musical journey. While their professional names are often unconventional, you will be surprised to know that many of their birth names are nowhere close to the eccentricity of their stage names. Read on to be surprised as the below list reveals the real names of famous rappers.

Birthday: 22 October 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
21 is the name of his gang, and Savage was the moniker Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph came up with for his Instagram handle, 21 Savage. When he started performing, he went with his Instagram profile name.

Birthday: 06 December 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Artist Julius DuBose had said in an interview that when he began rapping, he was named A Boogie, a character in his fave movie 'Paid in Full.' Later, when he started wearing hoodies, he was called A Boogie wit da Hoodie, and the moniker stayed.

Birthday: 06 July 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer

It is claimed that 50 Cent was a moniker of a gangster from Fort Greene Project. After the death of the gangster, Curtis Jackson borrowed the name. However, he has stated that his pseudonym is a metaphor for change.

4. Action Bronson - birth name Ariyan Arslani

Birthday: 02 December 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Action Bronson has said that he was called Action during his childhood, and Bronson is a tribute to his grandfather's favorite action star, Charles Bronson.

Birthday: 12 September 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo

Initially, 2 Chainz called himself Tity Boi. In 2010, he rechristened himself as 2 Chainz to become more family-friendly. He believes that his new stage name has a deeper meaning, and by adopting it, his rapping career had a rebirth. He has another pseudonym, Drenchgod.