has been proudly representing his hometown of Nelly since he became famous, and he has been a calm presence and voice of reason since protests erupted a year ago in St. Louis . Ferguson
Before his performance at
| The Frequency ‘s annual Urban artist showcase and music industry gathering Radio One , Nelly spoke to The Blitz of EZ Street about how he’s helping give a voice to the people of Ferguson and St. Louis. WKYS/Washington, DC
See Nelly’s interview in the video above on the red carpet at the 5th anniversary of The Blitz, which was also was the launch party for
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Rappers Who Changed Their Names (PHOTOS)
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1. This guy used to go by the name of Tity Boi.
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2. Now, he’d appreciate it if we called him 2 Chainz.
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3. N.O.R.E. used to stand for “Niggaz On The Run Eatin.”
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4. Today, he prefers “P.A.P.I.,” which stands for “Power Always Proves Intelligence.”
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5. One of rap’s legends used to go by the name of Biggie Smalls.
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6. Because of legal issues, he then changed his name to The Notorious B.I.G.
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7. The real OG Snoop Doggy Dogg.
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8. After numerous name changes, and his recent “reincarnation,” he’d prefer to be called Snoop Lion.
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9. In order to mature with his music, he decided to go by his birth name – Kendrick Lamar.
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10. This rapper originally went under the moniker “Therapist.”
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11. Now, we know him as J. Cole.
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12. Diddy has been through many name changes: Sean “Puffy” Combs, Puff Daddy, and P. Diddy.
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13. After several changes, he finally settled down with Diddy.
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14. Believe it or not, the “Be” rapper was originally named Common Sense.
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15. He dropped the end of the name and simply goes by Common.
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16. Brrr. The CEO of Cash Money Records originally named himself Baby.
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17. He now famously goes by Birdman.
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18. Throwback of Lil Romeo.
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19. The obviously matured adult now prefers the name Romeo.
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20. Lil Bow Wow, you just don’t know.
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21. He originally went by the name Lil J, then switched to Yung Jeezy.
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22. The rapper now goes by Jeezy.
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23. We all remember The Game back then…
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24. He dropped the first half and goes by Game.
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25. This classic rapper is well known as Mos Def.
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26. As of 2012, he goes by the name Yasiin Bey.
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