Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Image via Pop Chart Lab
It's impossible to come to a consensus on the best rapper of all-time, but this statistical ranking may sway who you think is on top. Based on a study conducted by Matt Daniels, a data scientist in New York, Pop Chart Lab has created a print that ranks rappers by the size of their vocabulary, called The Hip-Hop Flow Chart.
Daniels' study was conducted by analyzing 100 rappers' first 35,000 lyrics, which averages out to the artists' first three to five albums or EP's. AESOP Rock comes in first by a long haul at 7,392 words, over a thousand words more than in Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Jay Z, Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, and Childish Gambino stand in the middle, around the 4,000 mark, while DMX trails with a vocabulary of only 3,214 words.
Adapting the study into a print, Pop Chart Lab employed artists to create colorful caricatures of the featured rappers. The result is the best hip-hop print since the Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names. You can buy The Hip-Hop Flow Chart for $23 here. Check out a few blown-up images below, and peep the entire full-sized chart here.
In celebration of The Source’s 25th anniversary, the concert will feature some of the most influential artists in hip-hop, including the official return of the Wu-Tang Clan, The Diplomats who will perform together for the first time in three years, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Dom Kennedy, Lil’ Kim, Curren$y and more to be announced.
"The innovation and diversity of hip-hop is well known,” said The Source magazine’s owner and publisher, L. Londell McMillan. “SOURCE360 is proud to present a ground-breaking concert with these iconic acts at Barclays Center in Brooklyn."
Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, August 1, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800- 745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Saturday, August 2 at noon (if tickets are still available). For information on individual suites, please call 718-BK-SUITE.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Every Tuesdays we will post up pictures of Wu Mami's representing Wu in any shape, form or fashion all over the world. Please feel free to email us your pictures here @ firstname.lastname@example.org, Thanks to the Wu mami's who have sent in pictures so far