Killer Mike No Longer That Much of a Killer

    Killer Mike, underground rapper with a modicum of hype, has dropped the “killer” part of his moniker and rechristened himself Mike Bigga, in a move to get his name out there in commercial circles. I’m not sure calling yourself Mike Bigga is a move up from Killer Mike, but he’s got to get paid. Here’s what he said about the name change:

    “I love how smart the hip-hop fans are and they say ‘Man, this guy is dope. Why he so slept on.’ Then, it always is a comment under there that be like ‘I don’t suppose the name Killer Mike be holding him back? You can’t get corporate sponsorship with that.”

    Notice: If you comment on message boards, rappers will change their names. [HipHopWired]