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Riveting Rap Research

Hip-Hop Word Count is a Visual Tool for Understanding the Culture

— May 31, 2011 — Tech
Hip-Hop Word Count is a digital project that will have you finding new connections amongst your favorite rap songs. The database tracks hip hop songs from 1979 to present, enabling users to come up with queries that can be answered about these tunes. Ever wonder who the first hip-hop artist to use the word champagne in a song was? Who used the line hater first? Or which county uses a certain word more often than others? The Hip-hop word count database will answer all your questions.

The Hip-Hop Word Count launched as a Kickstarter project and received its specified funding amount, so this idea is going to come to fruition. The visual platform should be an invaluable tool for research into understanding the sub-culture of hip hop songs.
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