What's in a name?
Have you ever wondered where your favorite rapper got his/her name from? I have, all the time. While some music; artists go by their real names, many rappers create monikers for themselves. And I’m sure you’ve always asked yourself how they got their stage names. I mean, seriously, like how did Donald Glover come up with Childish Gambino? Or Shawn Carter come up with Jay-Z. And it’s been boggling my mind trying to figure out how in the entire hell Willie Maxwell dubbed himself Fetty Wap. Well, now that I know, it’s time for you to find out!
There’s no secret that his name is Marshall Mathers. Instead of using his simple initials, M&M, he went for a more interesting way to spell it. Plus, who wants to be confused with candy?
Snoop grew up watching Charlie Brown in the 70s and his favorite character was… take a wild guess. His mom even told him he was starting to look like Snoopy because he watched the show so much.
Back in his Brooklyn neighborhood, older men would call him jazzy because he was a laid-back, level-headed dude. He didn’t want to be associated with the OGs, so he shortened ‘jazzy’ to Jay-Z.