New York data-scientist Matt Daniels has released version 2 of his study, “The Largest Vocabulary in Hip-Hop” !
Building on his already awesome analysis, Daniels has added 20 new hip-hop artists to the mix.
From Daniels’ site, ” In version 2, I decided to add rappers who are known for their word-obsession (included a few others who were noticeably missing from v1):
Jedi Mind Tricks
Del the Funky Homosapian
I expected that the top 10 rappers would shift dramatically.
Boy was I (and the Internet) right. Jedi Mind Tricks, Action Bronson, Jean Grae, Del, Sage Francis, and Immortal Technique are all at the top, artists known for their word-usage. Even Watsky is up there, whose roots are in slam poetry.”
Read more about version 2 Here
Also, read a thoughtful breakdown by Pigeons and Planes about how rap fans should approach this vocabulary study Here