C-Lite and 5 Artists We’re Glad Rebranded

When rappers adopt stage names different from the ones their mother gave them, anything can happen.

Here are five artists who Rapzilla.com is glad changed their nicknames, which only a mother could love.

C-Lite (now known as Andy Mineo)

Andy Mineo changed his name from C-Lite when he signed with Reach Records.

It may or may not have been part of the contract.

MPH (now known as Cellus)

If you’re measuring speed, MPH stands for miles per hour.

If you were referring to Christian rapper Cellus before he changed his name, MPH stood for Man Praisin Hard.

MC Spook (now known as Canon)

Christian hip-hop artists not named Lecrae rarely receive coverage from Christianity Today, but even before he served as Lecrae’s hype man and released albums on Reflection Music Group, Canon did — as the legendary MC Spook.

“I chose the name ‘Spook’ because I want my lyrics to be deep enough to spook people into really thinking about faith and everyday life,” he told Christianity Today.

737 (now known as Roy Tosh)

737 is an area code in central Texas, an airliner and Roy Tosh’s former stage name.

Ironically, Andy Mineo helped him change it, according to his official website.

PRo (now known as Derek Minor)

John: “Yo, Jack, you need to hear this new PRo.”

Jack: “Pro what?”

John: “PRo album.”

Jack: “Who released a professional album?”

John: “PRo.”

Jack: “I already know you think the album is professional. But who made it?”


Written by David Daniels

David Daniels is a columnist at Rapzilla.com and the managing editor of LegacyDisciple.org. He has been published at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, CCM Magazine, Bleacher Report, The Washington Times and HipHopDX.

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