February 17, 2020

Sensible Pseudonyms

Rapper Jay-Z had the childhood nickname “Jazzy,” and also grew up near the J/Z subway station in New York, so adopted that musical name (born Shawn Carter).

Electronic musician Moby’s late father gave him that nickname because he’s the great, great, grandnephew of Herman Melville, author of the classic novel Moby Dick (born Richard Melville Hall).

Rapper Eminem is just using his initials; he was born Marshall Mathers III.