January 18, 2011

The Hip-Hop Word Count: A Searchable Rap Almanac


You mean this thing will tell us who the best rapper is of all time!?!

"The Hip-Hop Word Count (HHWC) is a searchable ethnographic database built from the lyrics of over 40,000 Hip-Hop songs from 1979 to present day. The database is the heart of an online analysis tool that generates textual and quantified reports on searched phrases, syntax, memes and socio-political ideas.

The idea to build the Hip-Hop Word Count came out of having hundreds of heated & passionate discussions about Rap music: Who was the best rapper of all time? Which rapper had the smartest songs? Which was the most popular champagne in Hip-Hop during 1999-2003? Which rapper uses the most clever metaphors? Which city's rap songs use the most monosyllabic words? Does living in higher altitudes create a natural proclivity for Gangster Rap?"

WOW!!! [insert sarcasm] As you can see this could go on forever... .... and ever... and ever... ...

Click here to read more... you never know when you might need this!

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