Rap Research Lab Digital Humanities Fellowship

by April 4, 2016

We Are Still On The Search To Fill Our Third Rap Research Lab Fellowship Position. Inquire within: //medium.com/@RapResearchLab

The Rap Research Lab Is Open For Business

· by April 2, 2014
Rap Research Lab

The Rap Research Lab is a creative studio for ongoing projects and a lab to impart the knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math to students via the Hip Hop Word Count. We are located on the Grand Concourse, in the Andrew Freedman Complex, in the South Bronx.

We are currently taking applications for both studio assistants and Bronx based H.S. students to fill our first cohort.


New Home Of The Rap Research Lab™

· by March 14, 2014

Rap Research Lab

#GrandConcourse #TheBronx #WuTangIsForTheChildren

Kanye West: Maximum Distance. Minimum Displacement.

· by February 21, 2014

Inspired by Pablo Picasso’s light pen drawings Maximum Distance. Minimum Displacement. uses abstracted semantic rap data to create sculptural forms with light. The forms represent the distance travelled by the lyrics in each song.

(Brief) Methodology: I used the Hip Hop Word Count’s new semantic analysis results to extract all geographic mentions from the complete bodies of work of 12 rappers. These locations were translated into geo coordinates which were then made into points that plotted the robot arm’s movements. The robot arm drew each path while holding a light pen.

Video Music Box Shout-Outs Printmaking Series

· by December 30, 2013

My South Bronx residency has started nicely with a new printmaking series of Video Music Box shout-outs. The first group are transcribed from the holiday shout outs in this unearthed director’s cut below. Happy Holidays.


Pete Rock Detail

Video Music Box Shout Outs Pete Rock

Zev Love X Detail

Video Music Box Shout Outs  Zev Love X

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Shoutout List