Atlantic Records up-and-comer Fat Al has been obliged to change his stage name to Al Fatz after the comedian Bill Cosby threatened action against the use of the name, which he claimed was too similar to a Cosby creation, the Fat Albert cartoon character.

"I'm just trying to come up and Bill Cosby was hating," the rapper, who is featured on the 'Madden 2007' soundtrack, told Billboard.

Nothing like a new hip-hop feud to get the crowd going. We hear Jell-O is especially good in a food fight.