When blasting hip hop alone in your bedroom on a Friday night, psyching yourself up to talk to girls, do you ever wonder what you’re really getting out of it? Other than an unintentional Brooklyn accent? According to the Hip Hop Word Count, a database built from over 40,000 songs, you could be absorbing more than you think.
The program analyses every metaphor, cultural reference, style and political idea and converts it into data about each artist and their place in society. Sound like taking the best thing in the world and killing it with science? Well it could have been, but it’s all summed up in cool profiles of artists suggesting their education and reading level. 50 Cent ranked as Junior High, Jay Z as College. Burn on your life 50 Cent!