Who has the largest vocabulary in hip hop?
This week, this fascinating infographic depicted the Largest Vocabulary in Hip Hop, tracking the game’s biggest emcees ever and the amount of unique words they used throughout their catalogue.
The high? Aesop Rock.
The low? DMX.
(I’ll wait for you to stop chuckling.)
The Wu had their own fascinating set of data with GZA and U-God up on top.
And finally, the East Coast is widely represented towards the top of the vocab skills while conversely, the West Coast emcees aren’t really above average. (Don’t take the generalization too much more than that though.)
Where does your favorite legend like 2Pac, Eminem, Jay Z, Kanye, and more appear on the list? Interact with the infographic and read more details on the statistical breakdowns here. (Now we just need a “through 2014” update so we can see how Kendrick really stacks up. Shouts @matthew_daniels)
BONUS: Grantland also posted a fun infographic this week — The ‘If I Fought This Rapper, Would I Win?’ Chart. Though DMX loses the vocab, he wins this one.