Top Ten Times Rappers Spelled Out Their Names in Songs

Since 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
1 Bring It On - Pharoahe Monch (Organized Konfusion)

"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.

2 Ain't No Half-Steppin' - Big Daddy Kane Ain't No Half-Steppin' - Big Daddy Kane Cover Art

"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).

3 G'z And Hustlaz - Snoop Dogg G'z And Hustlaz - Snoop Dogg Cover Art

"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).

4 Go With the Flow - CL Smooth (Pete Rock & CL Smooth) Go With the Flow - CL Smooth (Pete Rock & CL Smooth) Cover Art

"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)"

5 Big Poppa - Notorious B.I.G. Big Poppa - Notorious B.I.G. Cover Art

"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).

6 As the Rhyme Goes On  - Rakim (Eric B. & Rakim) As the Rhyme Goes On  - Rakim (Eric B. & Rakim) Cover Art

"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.

7 Shutterbugg - Big Boi Shutterbugg - Big Boi Cover Art

"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).

8 Method Man - Method Man (Wu-Tang Clan) Method Man - Method Man (Wu-Tang Clan) Cover Art

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

M-E-T-H-O-D Man
M-E-T-H-O-D Man
Here I am, here I am, the Method Man".

9 You're da Man - Nas You're da Man - Nas Cover Art

"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).

10 Iron God Chamber - Masta Killa Iron God Chamber - Masta Killa Cover Art

"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".

The Contenders
11 Fancy - Iggy Azalea Fancy - Iggy Azalea Cover Art

She literally spells out her name 5 times at the end. I-G-G-Y.
She sucks, but this is a prime instance.

12 The Extinction Agenda - Prince Po (Organized Konfusion)

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".

13 The Next Episode - Dr. Dre The Next Episode - Dr. Dre Cover Art
14 Stinko Foot - Submarine Man Stinko Foot - Submarine Man Cover Art
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