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Top 10 Worst Rapper Names

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Script written by Q.V. Hough The most IMPORTANT lyric of all. Welcome to, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Worst Rapper Names.For this list, we’ll be looking at the worst of the worst names in the rap game. Special thanks to our users drewbrown for submitting the idea using our interactive suggestion tool at WatchMojo.comsuggest

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Top 10 Worst Rapper Names

The most IMPORTANT lyric of all. Welcome to, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Worst Rapper Names.
For this list, we’ll be looking at the worst of the worst names in the rap game. We’ll excluding Snoop Lion, as the d-o-double-G made reggae music under the moniker – not rap.

#10: Mr. Cheeks

 It’s no surprise that rappers have long been infatuated with the idea of the butt. Sir Mix-a-Lot had a song about butts. Eminem has a song about butts. Even Nicki Minaj released a song worshipping the booty. A song is one thing, but naming yourself after a part of the ass is taking it to a whole other level. Add Mr. in front of it, and the whole name just becomes that much funnier. Getting his start with the New York based Lost Boyz, Mr. Cheeks would later branch out as a solo artist, which only drew more attention to his silly, silly name.

#9: Slim Jesus

In one of the most disturbing tales of “swag” terminology, this poor guy received the moniker “Swag Jesus” from his friends, who were clearly not looking out for his career or were even respectful of the higher power that IS “swag.” So, the young lyricist swapped “swag” with “slim,” because, you know, he’s skinny as hell. And just as our boy Slim Jesus has received criticism for his music video persona, one might also throw some shade his way for the incredibly offensive nickname, which surely would’ve been offensive to fat Jesus as well, although we’ll probably never know… or will we? 

#8: Shaggy 2 Dope

The term “dope” seems to be making a comeback in recent years, probably because of all the “swag” backlash, but here’s a man that was brave enough to brand the word when establishing his persona in early 90s Detroit. Born Joseph Utsler and formerly known as Ham’d Burglah, the lyricist made the natural progression from 2 Dope to Shaggy 2 Dope once his group called “JJ Boys” needed a clownish upgrade. And just a few years later, he continued his mastery of the English language with the adroitly titled debut solo record entitled Fuck Off!, and yes, that’s WITH an exclamation point.

#7: Chamillionaire

A Houston native, the gentleman born Hakeem Seriki had an epiphany by the end of the 20th century, and this vision involved both chameleons and millionaires. So, the rest is… history? Hey, when “Ridin’” dropped, featuring Krazyie Bone of all people, it was easy to forget the brutal rap moniker and just go with the flow. Oddly enough, you probably know at least one person that still has trouble pronouncing the name. What is certain, however, is that Chabillionaire would’ve been much worse.

#6: Waka Flocka Flame

And now, the “Inception” of weak rapper names. By that, we means it plants curse words in all of our heads, as we move from each level of the devastating moniker with hopes of discovering what is real and what isn’t. But hold up now, because there is some logic involved, as Waka’s real name is Juaquin and his cousin was a big fan of Fozzie Bear. For the cherry on top, fellow MC and childhood friend Gucci Mane is the man responsible for “Flocka Flame.” And considering that Flocka named his debut album “Flockaveli,” he doesn’t seem to have any type of branding crisis.

#5: Vanilla Ice

Originally known as “MC Vanilla”, Ice essentially gave one big collective eargasm to the early 90s with “Ice Ice Baby.”  In fact, he even managed to convince Hollywood that “Cool As Ice” was a good idea, or at least someone did. Looming over everything, though, is the inherent sorrow of a rapper name like “Vanilla Ice.” It definitely captures a certain time and place, when all white rappers wanted to do was belong. But, MC Vanilla evolved into something bigger. And better. A name that confirmed both his ethnicity AND love for ice.

#4: Chingy

Jay-Z once denied this MC a record deal, and not because of his content…. it was because of his horrible, horrible name. Ok, so it really WAS about the content, but what’s important is how one ultimately settles on a name like “Chingy.” It’s undoubtedly better than the original – which was “H Thugz – but “Howie” – as his friends know him – eventually went with a reference to money. You know… Chingy - not to be confused with Kingy or Chin-Gee. But hey, not everybody knew this back when “Right Thurr” dropped, so we all made our best guess as to what the guy’s name actually was.

#3: Bubba Sparxxx

He’s a good ol’ boy from the American South, but his unique stage name reminds of something like an obese porn star. Maybe it’s the trio of Xs that inspires facepalms, or maybe it’s the schtick of it all, but would have it been so bad if Bubba just stuck with Warren Mathis? Think about it: “here’s the new joint by Warren Mathis called “Ugly.” But no, the influence of 2 Live Crew, N.W.A. and Too Short took hold, leading to a rap name that screams out “I’m explicit, and I’m not afraid to discuss them booties.”

#2: Soulja Boy Tell ’Em

Stemming from the moniker of the late Soulja Slim, this particular rap name undoubtedly means a lot to the artist himself, but even so, it can still be confusing as hell to the human brain. Let’s just say that years from now, it won’t be uncommon to hear the phrase “let’s chill out to some Pac,” but you probably won’t hear something like “Yo, put on that Soulja Boy Tell’Em right now. I need to hear some of that Soulja Boy Tell’Em.” We know, just “Soulja” makes perfect sense, but when you hear the name in full, it’s a surprise that he continues to be paid in full.
Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few dishonorable mentions.
Shorty Shitstain
Lil’ Bow Wow
Lil’ Scrappy

#1: Flo Rida

Well, here we are. Flo Rida, formerly known as Ruckus Pimp and forever associated with his commercially viable branding. Back when he was just finding his groove, Flo recognized the importance of a cred-worthy name, so after a full hour of deep thoughts, it all came together. You take your state, and you cut that baby up. Flor… ida. Flo Rida! Sure, it’s no Shorty Shitstain or Waka Flocka Flame, and that’s because it’s just plain lame. Show some style, man!
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