Top Ten Times Rappers Spelled Out Their Names in SongsSince the dawn of Hip Hop, rappers and emcees have been spelling out their names in songs as a catchy and cool way of introducing themselves. Here are ten of the all-time greatest examples of rappers spelling out their names and nicknames.
The Top Ten
"Gimme the P-H, gimme the A-R
Gimme the O-A, gimme the H-E, Pharoahe
Crazy poison tip arrows are hittin' you from all directions"..!
These lines come from Pharoahe Monch's first verse of a rhymes battle between he and other half of OK 'Organized Konfusion', Prince Poetry. The energetic flow and intellectual rhymes from the two were just as usual, incredible.
"Cause when it comes to bein' dope, hot damn
I got it good, now let me tell you who I am
The B-I-G D-A-double-D-Y K-A-N-E
Dramatic, Asiatic, not like many".
Kane spelt out his name again, a year later on 'Smooth Operator' (1989).
"It's me, ya see, S-N-double-O-P
D-O-double-G-Y, the D-O-double-G".
Classic lines from verse 1 of G'z And Hustlaz from the 'Doggystyle' album (1993).
"Some try to imitate, but you can't make a double
Of me, the capital C, capital L, capital S
M-double O-T-H, yes
A pro, so you know
You gotta go with the flow (get on up)"
"B-I-G P-O-P-P-A, no info for the D-E-A".
Unforgettable even if you tried. From Biggie's debut, Ready to Die (1994).
"I'm the R to the A to the K-I-M,
And if I wasn't than why would I say I am?" (1987). Another '80s influencer of the name spelling rap trend.
"It's that n***** the B-I-G B-O-I, O-U-T
Now party people in the club it's time to cut a rug". From Big Boi solo debut (from OutKast), Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (2010).
The Ticallion Stallion, the Meth, honoured himself with a self-titled solo track on the 36 Chambers debut and he wants his name to be heard and known:
"The M-E-T-H-O-D Man
Here I am, here I am, the Method Man".
"I'm the N, the A to the S-I-R If I wasn't, I must've been Escobar". From Nas' Stillmatic, his fifth studio album (2004).
"Just another spine chiller, U-G, RZA
M-A-S-T, A-K-Illa, M-E-T-H, O-D gorilla, straight from the Killa".
She literally spells out her name 5 times at the end. I-G-G-Y.
She sucks, but this is a prime instance.
Po begins the song and hypes his own energetic verse with:
"Back is the incredible O-R, G-to-the-A
N-I, Z-E, D with a K O-N-F-U-S-to-the-I-O-N".