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The Largest Vocabulary in Hip-Hop – MMXLII

The Largest Vocabulary in Hip-Hop

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):

Danny Brown
George Watsky
Childish Gambino
Jedi Mind Tricks
2 Chainz
Mac Dre
Action Bronson
Immortal Technique
Del the Funky Homosapian
Sage Francis
Kendrick Lamar
J. Cole
Mac Miller
Jean Grae
Rick Ross
Trick Daddy

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



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