A founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol' Dirty Bastard is probably the most frequent name changer in music. The rapper went from Ol' Dirty Bastard, made a 180 to Big Baby Jesus, had the lesser-known monikers Ason, God Unique, Joe Bananas, Osiris, then settled on Dirt McGirt before his death in 2004.
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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!