Largest vocabulary in hip hop uses more unique words than Shakespeare

Designer and data scientist Matt Daniels charted this neat comparison of vocabularies in hip hop. At the bottom of the chart you can see DMX with only 3,214 unique words. Outkast has more unique words in their lyrics than Shakespeare, but everyone is way behind Aesop Rock, who rules with 7,392 words. » 10/07/14 12:30am 10/07/14 12:30am

Pharrell Made a Joy-Filled 24-Hour Music Video For "Happy"

Earlier this week, Bob Dylan graced us with an interactive music video for "Like a Rolling Stone" that featured a bunch of faux cable channels you could click through. Today, the seemingly omnipresent Pharrell is giving you another reason to love music videos yet again, with a 24-hour vid for the song "Happy." » 11/21/13 7:00pm 11/21/13 7:00pm

Hip-Hop From the Future: Inside Deltron's First New Record Since 2000

In May of 2000 three legends of hip-hop formed a supergroup and created something nobody saw coming: A futuristic, sci-fi rap album. Over the years, Deltron 3030 has developed an almost fanatical cult following. The long awaited sequel—officially released today—is likely to do the same. » 10/01/13 4:04pm 10/01/13 4:04pm

Pusha T: The Morning, Featuring Raekwon, Common, 2 Chainz, CyHi Da…

Yesterday Kanye West's "Cruel Summer" Mixtape leaked. In the typical grandiose style of 'ye, it's packed with just about every artist who's big in hip hop right now. The morning is one of the songs off the G.O.O.D. Music compilation, and it might be one of the first hip hop bangers to make a Mark Zuckerberg… » 9/14/12 6:40pm 9/14/12 6:40pm