We got word in November that Frank Ocean, born Christopher Edwin Breaux, was attempting to legally change his name, however the judge denied his request because the singer had a few unpaid tickets and a suspended driver's license.
Gunplay has been a member of the MMG camp for a years, but yet he’s still one of the remaining few to not release his solo album.
Bow Wow progressed from his youth as a rapper named Lil Bow Wow, and as he continues to grow up he's decided on another name change, although this one is more drastic than simply dropping the "lil."
In February Bad Boy Diddy announced he was working on a new album, simply titled MMM, which would be executive produced by fellow Bad Boy French Montana.
There was some talk of Jeezy dropping the "Young" from his name a few years back, when the artwork for "Lose My Mind" listed him simply as "Jeezy".
Ron Artest was involved in the most nefarious brawl in league history at the Malice At The Palace, but it was after he was ejected from a game in a playoff series in 2011 that he wanted to start anew, and changed his name legally to Metta World Peace.Recently,
Jay Z keeps the #NewRules coming, with the latest involving the spelling of his name. Hov is reportedly 'officially' no longer using a hyphen in his name, thus going from Jay-Z to Jay Z.
King Model Ashlee Ray breaks down the long list of rappers who decided to change their names at one point or another. Some names improved on the original, others fell flat and had rappers running back to their previous pseudonyms.
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