While most artists switch names for a change of pace, singer Santigold apparently was taken to court for her initial stage name Santogold. An "'80s infomercial/cult artist" named Santo Gold, took the singer to court, her to--ever so subtly--change her name. The singer's real name is Santi, so the transition must not have been hard.
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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!