If you plan on playing the fame game, then you’ll need to come up with a flashy and recognizable stage name.
It’s got to be unique, but simple enough to catch on like wildfire.
With some artists, it’s obvious. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm]? They definitely thought outside of the box, but there are some singers going by different names and you may have never even thought twice about it!
Check out what names your favorite AMP artists were reppin’ before they made it to the big leagues.
10. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Busta Rhymes[/lastfm] — Trevor Taheim Smith, Jr.
He spits one of the fastest verses we’ve ever heard on [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Chris Brown[/lastfm]‘s hit “Look At Me Now,” but did you know before he started rapping, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Busta Rhymes[/lastfm] answered to the name Trevor Taheim Smith, Jr.?
Good choice, Trevor, with the neck-breaking speed you bust out lyrics, we at AMP Radio wouldn’t know what else to call you.