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Macklemore’s first rap name was Professor Macklemore

Macklemore originally went by the moniker Professor Macklemore.

Before Grammy-Award Winning Artist, Benjamin Hammond Haggerty, was known as just Macklemore, he originally went by the moniker Professor .

Macklemore started his career in 2002 under the moniker , where he recorded and independently released a mixtape EP titled Open Your Eyes. He would later drop “Professor” from his name and release his debut full-length album, titled “The Language of My World” releasing in 2005.

Macklemore would go on to form the duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, with Ryan Lewis and become known for the hits “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us” ft. Ray Dalton

Earl Sweatshirt first rap name was Sly Tendencies

Earl Sweatshirt’s first rap name was Sly Tendencies

Twista’s first rap name was Tung Twista

Twista’s first rap name was Tung Twista