What do you do when cabin fever strikes? You play an Andy Williams record and wikipedia the real names of rappers. I compiled a list of my top 20 favorite names.
- Silkk the Shocker : Vyshonn King Miller
- Rick Ross: William Leonard Roberts II
- Foxy Brown: Inga DeCarlo Fung Marchand
- Xzibit: Alvin Nathaniel Joiner
- Game: Jayceon Terrell Taylor (yes, as in Jason)
- Ice Cube: O’Shea Jackson
- Vanilla Ice: Robert Matthew Van Winkle
- Wish Bone: Charles C. Scruggs
- Common: Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr.
- Fabolous : John David Jackson
- Busta Rhymes: Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr
- DMX: Earl Simmons
- Redman: Reginald “Reggie” Noble
- Snoop Dogg: Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
- Birdman: Bryan Williams
- Juvenile: Terius Gray
- Scarface: Brad Terrence Jordan
- Trick Daddy: Maurice Young
- Ja Rule: Jeffrey Atkins
And the award goes to:
Ginuwine: Elgin Baylor Lumpkin
All names were not obtained from birth certificates but rather via a much more reliable source : Wikipedia