Rap fans and book nerds, alike, rejoice! We are now just two weeks (two weeks!!!) out from the release of On the Come Up, the latest from everyone’s favorite teen rapper-turned award-winning novelist, Angie Thomas, which means soon, you can meet Bri, Aunt Pooh, Milez (both with and without a Z), and all of our other new Garden Heights faves. Speaking of, some of these amazing new characters have the best rap names. Lawless (and Lil’ Law), Ms. Tique, Dee-Nice? We love.
These superstars, and their killer battles, got us thinking (because of course it did). What would OUR rap names be? Could Team Epic Reads even pull off rap names? What about you? And, most importantly, what about Angie?
Scroll down for the answers to life’s most important question with our Rap Name Generator!
Oh, and did we mention… this is Angie “Big Legend” Thomas approved.
Rap Name Generator
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About On the Come Up
This is the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give.
Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill.
But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral…for all the wrong reasons.
Bri soon finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. But with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri doesn’t just want to make it—she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.
Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up is an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn’t always free.