Monday, May 5, 2014

Matt Daniels' Lyrical Analysis of Hip Hop

Daniels' Chart

Now this is cool: Matt Daniels, a "a designer, coder, and data scientist living in New York City," has used his crafty data analytics skills to compare the lyric-writing habits of eighty-five hip hop artists. Specifically, he looked at the frequency of unique words among the lyrics. Aesop Rock takes the crown, far exceeding many other lyrical geniuses, like MF DOOM, Mos Def, and members of Wu-Tang Clan and De La Soul.

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