Diddy's #1 sidekick, late rapper The Notorious B.I.G., born Christopher Wallace, started out by recording a demo as Biggie Smalls--a childhood nickname given to him for his both tall and large frame. He soon found out the name was being used by someone else, so the rapper changed to The Notorious B.I.G. in 1992.
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Of all the entertainment genres, music is by far the most identity-crises-stricken of the lot. Even after having their names emblazoned across album covers, charts, billboards and news headlines, they sure don't flinch much when it comes to a name change. With rapper Snoop Dogg recently taking on his Rasta incarnation Snoop Lion, let's take a look at just some of the other artists who've made the big switch!