The mothers of some of the biggest rap stars in the music business have said they named their children in the way they did, because it was clear that they were destined for superstardom.
Many rap artists change their names to something more catchy in a bid to gain attention and to promote 'an image', but others didn't need to put themselves to the trouble - their moms had foresight at the birth stage.
Amongst them, Verna Young said:
"As soon as my little baby boy was born, I could see him, in a video with all them booty-licious babes swinging their asses to and fro, and instead of Nathan, Jamie, Douglas, or some shit like that, I called him Dr. Dre. It stuck."
Deborah Rae, mother of Eminem, boasted:
"From the start he was made f'rit, he played f'rit, got on his knees an' prayed f'rit, he couldn't be tame, he wanted the fame, an' I was his momma, an' gave him the name f'rit! Doh!"
Gloria Carter, the mom of Jay-Z, told us:
"To be perfectly honest, I had 'Reginald' in mind, you know, after Elton John, but his dad said "ahhh, look at his cute little pinkies, let's call him Jay-Z", and that was it."
And Geraldine Green, who gave birth to Busta Rhymes, laughed:
"We wanted something simple, so's he wouldn't get bullied at school, and this fitted the bill. It worked - he was never bullied."
The mother of Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. was unavailable for comment.