In trying to determine our silly little rap names, we willfully neglected the fact that there is, indeed, an art and a science to the act -- so much so that the duo behind Pop Chart Lab created a vivid, colorful Taxonomy of Rap Names for our viewing pleasure.
It's remarkable the amount of names on the chart, not to mention the fact that they can all coalesce into a somewhat organized semblance, given the randomness and vast array of hip hop/rap names out there right now. For what it's worth, I think the DJ for Aziz Ansari's fictional Raaaaaaaandy comic -- DJ Ol' Youngin'.
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