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Why does Eminem use the name "Slim Shady"

Slim Shady was constructed as an alter ego, an alternative personality who could say things Marshall Mathers would not. Bruce Wayne didn't go out on the streets of Gotham, inflicting violence on the ...
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How are band names protected?

Legally, band names are pretty much like... brand names (no pun intended). First of all a technicality, names are not copyrighted, they are trademarked and can also be registered. Legal details of ...
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What is the origin of Biz Markie's stage name?

Some sources, that seem to have all copied themselves (e.g. here or there) say: Born Marcel Hall in Harlem USA, Biz Markie stepped onto the scene in 1985, at age fourteen, as the beat box backup ...
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How are band names protected?

This is pretty anecdotal & I have no hard references for some of the examples, however... Usually the first one to get a recognisable hit can force or even just persuade any others to change ...
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How do you pronounce "Ocoeur", "Saycet" & "El Huervo"?

I disagree with Angst answer on sayCet : As you can heay on this interview video, the woman on the right prononces it merely like you would prononce it in english (with a french accent of course). And ...
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How do you pronounce "Ocoeur", "Saycet" & "El Huervo"?

"Ocoeur" is the alias of French musician Franck Zaragoza. It is, as you point out, derived from the French "au coeur". Since there is nothing on his biog page to indicate any other ...
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Why 3000 in artist's name?

When I was a kid in the 70's the year 2000 was a cliché for anything futuristic or that wanted to be seen as ahead of it's time. Innumerable books, cartoons, movies, tv shows and yes, a few bands ...
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How do you pronounce "Ocoeur", "Saycet" & "El Huervo"?

I managed to get a comment from El Huervo himself (which is cool in itself). In short, he thought that it meant "wolverine", but it turned out it means nothing. Name should be pronounced in a Spanish ...
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Story behind Clapton's nickname

I've found a bunch of different sources that say that he got the nickname Slow Hand in early 1964 from The Yardbirds’ manager, Giorgio Gomelsky, because, according to Clapton's 2007 book Clapton - The ...
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What is the first recorded instance of a stage name?

Not sure, whether actors are also asked for, given that this is Music Fans; if so Turlupin (French Wikipedia) was a stage name of Henri Legrand, 1587-1637, so stage names seem not exactly to be a new ...
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Why does Eminem use the name "Slim Shady"

Eminem has said that he uses the name "Slim Shady" because it is a alter ego that he uses to say the things that he would never say in real life. He has also said that the name is inspired ...
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Are there any notable artists out there that use an emoji in their name?

I can only find one. Four Tet (Kieran Hebden) used ⣎⡇ꉺლ༽இ•̛)ྀ◞ ༎ຶ ༽ৣৢ؞ৢ؞ؖ ꉺლ as an alias. Don't ask us how to pronounce Four Tet's side project, ⣎⡇ꉺლ༽இ•̛)ྀ◞ ༎ຶ ༽ৣৢ؞ৢ؞ؖ ꉺლ. More experimental in nature ...
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What is the first recorded instance of a stage name?

What is the first recorded instance of a stage name? First I used Google Ngram Viewer This gave the earliest use of "stage name" as around 1800. Then I searched Google Books using "...
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Why does Eminem use the name "Slim Shady"

Said above is totally correct and that could be where "shady" comes from as for "slim" I could only assume because he was slim back then.
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Big Shaq real name?

His real name is Michael Dapaah. Big Shaq is a character he invented. He is not actually a rapper, but he's a comedian.
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