I talked with Cleveland native Zachery Collins, aka Mellow Xzact aka Mellowman Funk about how he picked his stage name.
He learned early on in his career that he needed to have a name that was easy to remember and spell. He started rapping under the name Mellow, a name he got from describing his own vibes.
From there, he used his artist tag name of Xzaxt to make Mellow Xzact where he realized it wasn’t a marketable name.
Finally, he channeled his favorite lyricist is Redman to come up with his current stage name, Mellowman Funk. The funk is the feeling he tries to include in his musical sound. Check out his music and let me know if he lives up to the name!