Many artists in the entertainment industry don't go by their birth names.

Whether it's that their birth name doesn't sound good enough to a record company, or they got their name while performing in clubs before they hit it big, most people (even movie stars) don't go by their given name.

Some artists earn their name somehow. Some are given that name by others. And some just come up with their names themselves.

That being said, here are 150 rappers that have indeed changed their name for the stage, and what their names were at birth.