Choosing a stage name can be awfully difficult. Not only does it need to be representative, to sound good, to be memorable, but it also needs to be one of those things you won’t find yourself regretting in a few years. Take Snoop Dogg for example. He realized that years piled up musical achievements that he was more of a lion at heart, but the switch didn’t really go as expected, did it? So, when this is such an important choice to make, how can people err so badly that they end up with the worst rapper names they could have thought of?
Luckily for us, some things are just so bad they’re good. This also applies to some of the most hilarious rapper names that you could stumble across. Add them to the “not like this” list.
#1 Mr. Cheeks
He’s a nice guy, surely. There are no reasons why we shouldn’t like and appreciate him, especially if his music is appealing enough. But can you really trust someone who goes by the name Mr. Cheeks? By all means, it sounds like he’s the kind of guy you would meet in a dark alley as he opens his trench coat to reveal his watch collection.
#2 Thirstin Howl III
When rapper names parody the names of other popular characters of people, it’s always difficult to tell whether it was meant as an homage or satire. But this callback to Gilligan Island’s Thurston Howell III is as obscure as it is inappropriate in the context of his lyrics. Yikes.
#3 Trademark da Skydiver
Do you know those people in movies who are trying to come up with a witty name and they just pick the first thing they lay their eyes on? This guy must have quickly shifted looks between a trademark sign and a skydiver and ended up with this lovely stage name.
#4 Tity Boi
Good luck trying to imagine crowds chanting this name at concerts without cackling yourself into the ground. We’re not sure if this was a statement or a purposeful choice, but it was clearly a mistake. This was proven by the rapper himself, who later went on and changed his name to 2 Chainz.
#5 A to the D The Renegade Jew
Well, it may not be the most hilariously odd of the rapper names on this list, but it’s surely the longest. Assuming you haven’t fallen asleep by the time you’ve read the name, then here’s a fun fact – he invested his own money in his album.
#6 South Park Mexican
We don’t know about you, but it’s a pretty huge let down that South Park Mexican didn’t start a trend for all rapper names to be composed of one’s favorite TV show and their ethnicity. We would’ve totally bought Homeland Italian’s album!
Probably one of the only rapper names you’ve actually heard of, isn’t it? The fact that he’s so insanely popular might lessen the strangeness of the name, but don’t forget that all he did was add a hyphen in the middle of the word Florida. That’s it.
#8 The Tea Bag Boyz
When we were recommended to include this group on the list, we were frankly confused. What could possibly be wrong about a group of jolly fellows deciding to share their love for tea in the name of their rap group?
#9 Silkk Shocker
Don’t you just want your two stage names to have the same initials? Alright, that’s fine. Maybe you want to combine two mundane words and give them a quirky twist. That’s fine too. But adding an extra “k” doesn’t really mean quirky and interesting.
#10 Uncle Murda
Let’s just hope that this is strictly a stage name because introducing him to your family would be pretty awkward. Actually, telling your friends that you’re headed for an Uncle Murda concert sounds fairly questionable too if we’re honest.