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  • Jun 11, 2020
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    Notice how all the GOATs are in the middle columns

  • Jun 11, 2020

    TI should be at the top expeditiously

  • NF lost

  • yolk 🌂
    Jun 11, 2020
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    sabsad

    “first 35,000 lyrics” well this chart means nothing

    one-word choruses are more common in rappers’ earlier careers, and a lot of rappers get more technically skilled as they age, so ofc the first 35k lyrics (which isn’t a lot tbh) are gonna look low. especially now that we’re in an age where rappers’ first tapes are publicly available, as opposed to how it used to be where demo tapes were given to the label & not released in that form

    The average song has 200-500 words, you can assume that less than 75 percent of those are not repeated through out someone’s discography. So in reality the first 35,000 UNIQUE words are a pretty good measure of someone’s lyrical ability

  • sabsad 🧔🏻
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    yolk

    The average song has 200-500 words, you can assume that less than 75 percent of those are not repeated through out someone’s discography. So in reality the first 35,000 UNIQUE words are a pretty good measure of someone’s lyrical ability

    what’s the starting point & ending point they used? what do they mean by “first”? if we go by songs having 2-500 words in them, that’s 70-175 songs, which is around 4-17 albums, depending on words per song & album length. i’m certain some rappers on this graph didn’t have that extensive a discog when this data was collected. avg unique words per song might’ve been a better measurement, with full discog included

  • sabsad 🧔🏻
    Jun 11, 2020
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    also, do ad libs count? where is the guy getting his lyrics from? how does he know they’re accurate?

  • Jun 11, 2020

    not surprised some of those left side rappers read at a 4th grade level

  • Jun 11, 2020
    sabsad

    “first 35,000 lyrics” well this chart means nothing

    one-word choruses are more common in rappers’ earlier careers, and a lot of rappers get more technically skilled as they age, so ofc the first 35k lyrics (which isn’t a lot tbh) are gonna look low. especially now that we’re in an age where rappers’ first tapes are publicly available, as opposed to how it used to be where demo tapes were given to the label & not released in that form

    Where is ur source tho

    Pretty bold claims about one word choruses....plus allot of rappers get progressively worse

  • Jun 11, 2020
    sabsad

    “first 35,000 lyrics” well this chart means nothing

    one-word choruses are more common in rappers’ earlier careers, and a lot of rappers get more technically skilled as they age, so ofc the first 35k lyrics (which isn’t a lot tbh) are gonna look low. especially now that we’re in an age where rappers’ first tapes are publicly available, as opposed to how it used to be where demo tapes were given to the label & not released in that form

    And I’m sure they did first 35,000 cuz some careers don’t make it that far

  • My Daddy in the second tier this list hurt my feelings

  • sabsad

    also, do ad libs count? where is the guy getting his lyrics from? how does he know they’re accurate?

    I think it’s just for some fun dude idk if this is a peer reviewed thesis

  • Jun 11, 2020

    will never in my f***ing life believe that rocky knows (not even uses) so many words. it can't be true

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    I don't like how this ranking is sorted by their first 35k lyrics. I think it would be more accurate if they used the most recent 35k

  • rhyming rhino
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    I don't like how this ranking is sorted by their first 35k lyrics. I think it would be more accurate if they used the most recent 35k

    Same

  • Jun 11, 2020
    rhyming rhino
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    I don't like how this ranking is sorted by their first 35k lyrics. I think it would be more accurate if they used the most recent 35k

    Would be interesting to see them at diff points in their careers too

  • OG Dorito

    Notice how all the GOATs are in the middle columns

    Balance

  • Jun 11, 2020
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    FOH with this hiphopbythenumbers ass thread

    no one listens to rap for a***ytical purposes

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    doot doot

    FOH with this hiphopbythenumbers ass thread

    no one listens to rap for a***ytical purposes

    MF Doom and Kendrick fans in shambles

  • Jun 12, 2020
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    MF Doom and Kendrick fans in shambles

    Facts

  • Jun 12, 2020
    Bushmanate

    imadaonedatmakeyabitchwannapop

  • Jun 12, 2020

    Thug surprisingly low

    He says all sorts of outlandish s***

  • Jun 12, 2020

    White

  • Jun 12, 2020
    Cobain

    Carti gotta be like <300

    He invents words though so in that sense he's comparable to Shakespeare

  • Jun 12, 2020
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    yolk

    The average song has 200-500 words, you can assume that less than 75 percent of those are not repeated through out someone’s discography. So in reality the first 35,000 UNIQUE words are a pretty good measure of someone’s lyrical ability

    your talking about at worst 70 to 175 songs

    not that i have any opinion just saying

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    the question you should all be asking is what is the definition of a unique word

    personally i dont care i think the use of rare words is useless, meaning can generally be transfered thru common words. this s*** is basically just a measure of whos trying too hard