Project Know Graphs Show Drug References in Hip Hop Lyrics Over Time

 - May 13, 2014
References: projectknow & fastcocreate
New graphs released by Project Know let you visualize the number of drug references made in rap and hip hop songs. Based on a study of Rap Genius lyrics commissioned by the online alcohol and drug addiction resource, many observations can be made concerning drug slang.

The charts let you visualize the prevalence of drug mentions in rap music, including marijuana, cocaine, alcohol brands, MDMA, pharmaceutical drugs and codeine syrup. An infographic also demonstrates the number of rap songs that make drug references organized by the top five rappers and what drug they mention. You can also see the trends over time in terms of popularity of drug types in rap and hip hop music.