Hip hop is so many things to so many people, but undeniably, hip hop is about the lyrics. I mean, that's how hip hop got on the map, right? It was the Sugarhill Gang's verses over Chic's "Good Times" that got noticed on "Rapper's Delight"...
We could debate this point, but my main point for this blog post is a project called the Hip Hop Word Count. Love this idea: a searchable database of words, phrases, places, things, etc from hip hop lyrics dating back to 1979.
If you like this idea, this project is seeking some funding. Support somebody's dream today!
I can't imagine the first word that you'll search out hip hoppers, but I'm smh. kfox.
Labels: hip hop, Hip Hop Word Count, music, Rapper's Delight, research, Sugarhill Gang