Top 5 Rapper "Secret" Identities

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5. Lil Flip/The Leprechaun: Many folks who aren't hip-hop heads don't know about this album cover. Yes, Lil Flip was a black leprechaun. After bursting onto the scene and breaking Houston hip-hop back into the mainstream with "The Way We Ball," the man has struggled to maintain his hip-hop credibility, but he hasn't helped his cause either, as he's gotten into the habit of spitting very mediocre rhymes.

Rocks Off spoke to one underground hip-hop artist last night and he said Lil Flip might want him on his next mixtape. We said, "You'll murder him," and he responded "Yeah, that's the point." It might be time to head back to the other side of the rainbow, Flipper.

4. Plies/The Nurse: This rapper talks a mean game about dissing his parole officer and putting people on their back, but the last thing we need is another rapper in the world. What we do need are more nurses. We actually read that in an article recently. Plies could do it. According to he has a nursing degree and guess what? No criminal record. Yeah, we could diss parole officers all day, too, when they aren't assigned to us.

3. Lil Wayne & Baby/Kissing cousins: Just look at the photo underneath. Enough said.

2. The Game/The Male Stripper: According to, " reports that according to Gangsta Flip Records and Silverback Guerillas member Domination, Compton rapper and ousted G-Unit member The Game used to be a stripper while living in Los Angeles. There may even be video footage." Haven't seen the video, but there is a photo.

1. Rick Ross/The Parole Officer: His lyrics speak of slanging lots of drugs by the pound, but did Rick Ross play on the other side of the fence - the one opposite side of the criminal lifestyle he raps about? Say it ain't true, Ricky Ross. Say the photo of you being a parole officer is a fake. In a XXL cover story, Ross says, "Yes, it was me in those pictures. But I'ma tell you this. Me taking that job, I was doing my job. You understand what I mean?"

All we gotta say is if you want some true and honest muthaf***as on your next mixtape to help with rebuilding your credibility, The Sienna Family might be available.

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Contributor Rolando Rodriguez is the co-founder of Trill Multicultural.