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10/15/2013 11:26 am ET Updated Dec 15, 2013

Rappers Introducing Themselves, The Supercut

By now, it's become a cliche for rappers to kick off a song by introducing themselves by name (and, on occasion) what they're here to say). But Slacktory proves that the cliche comes from a very real phenomenon.

Check out the supercut to hear the likes of Ol' Dirty Bastard, Big Daddy Kane, Jay Z and a few dozen other rappers asking permission to state their name.

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