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Who Has The Largest Vocabulary in Hip-Hop?

Posted by - 12:48 PM on 05/05/14
Data scientist Matt Daniels decided to take a look at the lyrics of popular hip-hop acts and analyze how diverse they are.
Literary elites love to rep Shakespeare’s vocabulary: across his entire corpus, he uses 28,829 words, suggesting he knew over 100,000 words and arguably had the largest vocabulary, ever. I decided to compare this data point against the most famous artists in hip hop.
 
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12:51 PM on 05/05/14
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Saw this on Reddit the other day, interesting stuff
12:52 PM on 05/05/14
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This is so damn cool.
12:53 PM on 05/05/14
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01:00 PM on 05/05/14
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Everyone should note that the scale is way off, otherwise Aesop Rock would be off the page to the right.
01:01 PM on 05/05/14
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Really interesting stuff, doesn't mean anything about quality of course but its a cool point to think about. Would love to see it done for other genres.
01:10 PM on 05/05/14
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Saw this yesterday. Cool to see Wu dominating the better part of the scale with the Genius in 2nd.
01:13 PM on 05/05/14
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Everyone should note that the scale is way off, otherwise Aesop Rock would be off the page to the right.
That dude is the shit.
01:14 PM on 05/05/14
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important note: larger vocab does not necessarily = better


still a cool graphic
01:15 PM on 05/05/14
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Poor DMX. Hopefully this chart accounted for his gangsta barks!
01:22 PM on 05/05/14
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ICP>Kanye
01:24 PM on 05/05/14
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Very interesting, and I'm surprised by some of the results (not that DMX is at the bottom, though).
01:38 PM on 05/05/14
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My professor just brought this up haha. Took a look yesterday, cool bit of information but says little about the artists actual skill
01:40 PM on 05/05/14
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Fully expected to see Lil B in last. Lol'd when I saw he was ahead of Drake. This is really, really interesting.
01:42 PM on 05/05/14
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Glad to see Nas pretty high up.

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