Picking Your Rapper Name

Last night, my buddy Brian asked me for some strange advice: “Can you help me think of a rapper name? I want to drop my mixtape soon.” If you know me, I don’t really have many friends who drop mixtapes, or call themselves anything other than small variations of their birth names, so this sort of came as a surprise. But hey, when a friend is in need, you don’t turn him away.

I think picking your rapper name is more complicated than, say, choosing your porno name (The age old “middle name + street you were born on” formula never fails. I would be “Wayne Belmont.” Perfect, right?). There are tons of factors to consider, and I’ll try to cover every base, but for the sake of brevity, I’ll do my best to keep this advice simple. So, here are some questions you need to ask yourself when creating your rap name: Continue reading