There are few things I enjoy more than some sweet visual data representation, so when these hip-hop related studies popped up you can imagine my nerdgasm.
The Largest Vocabulary in Hip Hop by Matt Daniels
This study compares Shakespeare’s famously vast vocabulary with modern day rappers. Very interesting to see who comes out on top, and which popular rappers don’t fare so well. I’d love an Australian version of this to see how we stack up on the global stage.
Big Picture Music Timeline by Google
Based on data from Google Play Music, this interactive graph compares the popularity of various sub-genres and artists within the hip-hop sphere. It’s probably not the broadest sample but interesting nonetheless. Go here to see how hip-hop compares against over genres of music.