It has long been thought that some hip hop stars changed their names because they either were given names from the hood.....

Or they were so ashamed of their names that they decided to try and tell the general public that they had a whole other name to save themselves from scrutiny! 

Here are some of the most hood/rare entertainer names I could find in no particular order. 

1. Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson - "YG - 400"

2. Dequantes Lamar - "Rich Homie Quan"

3. Donquez “Quez” Woods - One of the members of "Travis Porter"

4. Cymphonique Miller - Daughter of Master P / Artist

5. Jermajesty Jackson - Child of Jermaine Jackson 

6. Linnethia Monique "NeNe” Leakes - "Nene from ATL Housewives"

7. Kelendria Trene Rowland - Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child

8. Va’Shaundya Karlette Nelson - "Shaunie O'Neal"  Ex wife of Shaq 

 9. God Shammgod - Ex - NBA Player

10. God'sgift Achiuwa  - current st johns univ baller

HONORABLE MENTION: Algernod Lanier Washington - Plies 


What do you think of these names? Inspired to put any of them on your kids job applications? 

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