Rapper Dog Names – Inspired by Hip Hop Culture

rap dog names - dog rapperIf you’re a hip-hop fan these hip-hop and rapper dog names will be a perfect source of ideas to get started in naming your pup! Hip-hop culture has had a huge impact on the world from the old school origins in NYC to the latest kid coming up from YouTube or Soundcloud.

This influence stretches across culture including music, movies, TV, fashion and even language. When picking a dog name always make sure to pick out something that you want to shout across the neighborhood and will stand the test of time (you might be using this name for 10+ years). Check out this great hip-hop inspired dog names!

Male Rapper Dog Names

Some awesome hip-hop names for male dogs. Taken from rappers ranging from the originators to current day emcees.

  • Andre – Andre 3000 from the group Outkast
  • Apollo – Apollo Brown, producer from Detroit
  • Beastie – The Beastie Boys
  • Biggie – Notorious BIG, classic NYC rapper
  • Bronson – Action Bronson, NYC emcee
  • Busta – Busta Rhymes
  • Chance – Chance the Rapper, rapper from Chicago
  • Cole – J. Cole
  • Cudi – Kid Cudi
  • Cypress – Cypress Hill, classic cannabis culture warriors from Cali
  • Diddy – Puff Daddy / P. Diddy, famous producer & rapper from New York
  • Drake – Canadian rapper and singer
  • Dre – Dr. Dre, producer from NWA and associated with acts like Snoop, Eminem, & Kendrick Lamar
  • Fiddy – 50 Cent
  • Flash – Grandmaster Flash, pioneer DJ
  • Freddy – Freddie Gibbs, rapper from Gary, IN
  • Gambino – Childish Gambino
  • Ghost – Ghostface Killah, member of Wu-Tang Clan
  • Gibbs – Freddie Gibbs, rapper from Gary, IN
  • Glover – Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino
  • Griff – Professor Griff of Public Enemy
  • Gucci – Gucci Mane
  • Guru – Member of Gang Starr
  • Hammer – MC Hammer
  • Herc – DJ Kool Herc a founder of hip hop
  • Jeezy – Young Jeezy
  • Kane – Big Daddy Kane, rapper & member of the Juice Crew
  • Kendrick – Kendrick Lamar
  • Logic
  • Luda – Ludacris
  • Malone – Post Malone
  • Nas – Classic NYC rapper
  • Prez – Dead Prez, hip hop duo with militant social justice focus
  • Quest – A Tribe Called Quest
  • Quik – DJ Quik
  • Rakim – Rapper, part of duo Eric B & Rakim, one of the most influential MCs of all time
  • Rocky – A$AP Rocky
  • Royce – Royce Da 5’9″, emcee from Detroit, member of Slaughterhouse
  • Russell – Russell Simmons, entrepreneur & record producer. Founder of Def Jam.
  • Savage – 21 Savage
  • Slick – Slick Rick, eye-patched British-American rapper
  • Smalls – Notorious BIG aka Biggie Smalls
  • Snoop – Snoop Dogg, classic Cali rapper
  • Tupac (Pac) – West Coast classic gangsta emcee
  • Vince – Vince Staples
  • Wayne – Lil’ Wayne
  • West – Kanye West
  • Wiz – Wiz Khalifa
  • Yelawolf

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Female Rapper Dog Names

Rap fan with a female dog? These names are for you!

  • Aaliyah – singer, actress model who was influential in the hip-hop world
  • Azealia – Azealia Banks, rapper/singer from Harlem
  • Badu – Erykah Badu, influential singer/songwriter
  • Beastie – The Beastie Boys
  • Boo – Gangsta Boo
  • Cardi – Cardi B
  • Charli – Charli Baltimore
  • Digga / Digger – Rah Digga, member of Flipmode Squad led by Busta Rhymes
  • Foxy – Foxy Brown, rapper & part of the group The Firm
  • Ghost – Ghostface Killah, member of Wu-Tang Clan
  • Gucci – Gucci Mane
  • Iggy – Iggy Azalea
  • Lauryn – Lauryn Hill, singer/songwriter/rapper & member of the Fugees
  • Missy – Missy Elliot
  • Nicki – Nicki Minaj
  • Pepa / Pepper – Salt-N-Pepa
  • Queen – Queen Latifah, actress who began her career as a singer & rapper
  • Smalls – Notorious BIG aka Biggie Smalls
  • Soul – De La Soul
  • Sugar – The Sugarhill Gang, classic group with the hit Rapper’s Delight
  • Yolandi – Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord
  • Yo-Yo

Other Hip Hop Dog Names

These hip-hop dog names arent’ from a specific rapper but rather various elements of hip-hop culture.

  • Benz – Mercedes-Benz
  • Bronx – NY location famous for hip hop pioneers
  • Bootleg – copy of music, live or from the radio
  • Cali – home of the West coast hip hop scene
  • Chopper – slang for a machine gun
  • Compton – CA city famous for groups like NWA
  • Dime – attractive female, a 10
  • DJ – spinner of records
  • Dom – Dom Perignon, champagne brand
  • Emcee – lyricist on the mic
  • Feddie – term for money
  • Flex – term for showing off
  • Homie – good friend
  • Hook – chorus of a song
  • Kangol – brand associated with hip hop
  • Lex – short for the car brand Lexus
  • Mac – Mack daddy – pimp, or Mac-10 gun
  • OG – original gangster
  • Rolley – short for Rolex watch or Rolls Royce car
  • Scratch – DJ term for creating a noise by manipulating a record
  • Shorty – slang term for girlfriend
  • York – NYC famous for it’s various hip hop pioneers

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