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September 19th, 2007, 09:57 AM
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I've been noticing this year in the birth announcements (yes, I'm that much of a name nerd; I read birth announcement lists even when I don't know anyone who had a baby that week!) lots of babies named after rappers and hip hop musicians. There was a Cam'ron here and I noticed a Raekwon (it was his middle name though) in my hometown paper when I was visiting.

So I wanted to look up what some of these celebrities' REAL names are (after all, I think it would be more of an honor to use someone's actual name for a baby, instead of a stage name ... WDYT?).

50 Cent - Curtis
Busta Rhymes - Trevor
Cam'ron - Cameron
Chamillionaire - Hakeem
C-Murder - Corey
DMX - Earl
Eminem - Marshall
Flavor Flav - William
Jay Z - Shawn
LL Cool J - James
Master P - Percy
Mos Def - Dante
Mystikal - Michael
Notorious B.I.G. - Christopher
Raekwon - Corey
Timbaland - Timothy
Xzibit - Alvin

All in all, most of them have "normal" or even (dare I say) kind of dorky names. Earl? Percy? Alvin? Those are just so opposite their business names and stage personas!
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September 19th, 2007, 10:59 AM
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That is funny! You just wonder what their families/friends call them.
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September 19th, 2007, 02:02 PM
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I love reading those! My baby name book has a list like that about celebrities names too. It's weird. Sometimes I wonder why they changed their name because I liked their original one better.
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September 19th, 2007, 09:40 PM
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Xzibit's name is Alvin? I never wouldve guessed that one lol. I knew most of the others but its strange to see that there real names are so normal and like you said, kinda dorky!
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September 20th, 2007, 06:11 AM
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Xzibit's name is Alvin? I never wouldve guessed that one lol. I knew most of the others but its strange to see that there real names are so normal and like you said, kinda dorky![/b]
I never would have guessed Alvin either. It makes me wonder what his mom thinks of him calling himself Xzibit!
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September 20th, 2007, 12:55 PM
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And thus we now have the answers for all the odd names in the rap business... Alvin or Percy!
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