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In the world of hip hop, many artists have adopted "Lil," a popular prefix typically perceived as the short form of "little," as part of their stage names.

Among rappers, who often spell it with an apostrophe as "Lil'" or "Li'l" as well as simply "Lil," this moniker is shared by at least a baker's dozen.

Rap music in general remains a male-dominated genre with a few notable exceptions, and the use of Lil is no different in terms of gender breakdown.

Some of the better known users of Lil are anything but when it comes to success, having put up big time sales, while others are ... well, Lil known.

From bona fide hit-makers to those we've only heard of because they crash with Justin Bieber, let's take a look at 13 rappers who go by Lil below!

Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne, a.k.a. Tunechi a.k.a. Weezy a.k.a. Dwayne Michael Carter III, is the biggest hit-maker of all the LIL rappers.

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What's in a name? As it turns out, maybe everything.

Since Shakespeare first posited the question in Romeo and Juliet, actors have been using fake names to land professional roles. Not only did it allow them some semblance of privacy before the dawn of Wikipedia, but let's face it, some people just aren't born with great names.

Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor? Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta? Quite a mouthful.

If an actor or musician's entire career is dedicated to being someone else - a character or personality, perhaps - then a good stage name can go a long way to making that career explode.

More celebrities use pseudonyms than you might think. In fact, here are 67 stars who don't use their real names. Which ones did you know before viewing this gallery?

Lorde
Musical sensation Lorde was given the name Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor at birth. We'd probably go with Lorde, too.

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Lisa Rinna and Lil Jon have gotten fired on Celebrity Apprentice, leaving Penn Jillette and Trace Adkins to vie for the title on next Sunday's gripping finale.

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The two didn't even get to take part in the usual BS job interview. They were simply dispatched by Donald Trump before being reassigned to Penn and Trace.

And so it all comes down to an epic conclusion next weekend.

For their last task, the finalists were tasked with designing a new ice cream flavor, plus an accompanying commercial and VIP party for Walgreens.

Trace was given the support group of Lil Jon, Marilu Henner, and a mechanical dog; Penn received help from Lisa Rinna, La Toya Jackson, and Dennis Rodman.

Are you pleased with who made the final two? Who got the better team, Trace or Penn, and will it matter? Who should and will win in next week’s finale?

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