Deaf Blind Rap Battle

by January 20, 2012
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Yasiin Bey – Niggas In Poorest

· by January 17, 2012

Fake Gucci My Nigga. Fake Louis My Killa. Real Drugs My Dealer. Who The Fuck Is Margiela? YouTube Preview Image

Kanye West: DONDA Introduction (Via @KanyeWest)

· by January 9, 2012

The Hip-Hop Word Count is a searchable ethnographic database built from the lyrics of over 40,000 Hip-Hop songs from 1979 to present day.

The Hip-Hop Word Count describes the technical details of most of your favorite hip-hop songs. This data can then be used to not only figure out interesting stats about the songs themselves, but also describe the culture behind the music.

How can analyzing lyrics teach us about our culture?

The Hip-Hop Word Count locks in a time and geographic location for every metaphor, simile, cultural reference, phrase, rhyme style, meme and socio-political idea used in the corpus of Hip-Hop.

The Hip-Hop Word Count then converts this data into explorable visualisations which help us to comprehend this vast set of cultural data.

This data is being used to chart the migration of ideas and builds a geography of language.

The readability scores are on a scale from 0 (illiterate) to 20 (post-graduate degree). Learn more about the Hip-Hip Word Count.

2011 Tunes

· by January 1, 2012

A List Of 50 Songs That I Enjoyed In 2011. Download the playlist here.