A Data Visualization Of Jay-Z’s Career

Category : AIR, Hip Hop Word Count, Music Theory, Social Studies · (2) Comments · by June 30, 2010

Parallel Coordinates

I used a new free and open-source data visualization application called Protovis to make interactive parallel coordinate graphs of the entire catalogs of 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Biggie & Nas through the Hip-Hop Word Count analysis. Jay-Z’s is posted here.


Hip-Hop Word Count x Eyebeam Open Studio June 25th & 26th, 3-6PM

Category : AIR, Hip Hop Word Count, Music Theory, Social Studies · No Comments · by June 21, 2010

Two Sides

I will unveil the Hip-Hop Word Count at Eyebeam Open Studios

Where: Eyebeam Atelier: 540 West 21 Street Between 10th & 11th Avenues
When: Friday June 25th 3PM-6PM & Saturday June 26th 3PM-6PM

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.