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The Definitive Rapper Vocab Ranking

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They are lyrical wordsmiths, but who boasts the most tools?

This fantastic poster, featuring 100 hand-drawn rapper icons, attempts to sort the wheat from the chaff, with MCs ranked in order of the number of unique words used in each artist's first 35,000 words - roughly equivalent to 3.5 albums.

Naturally, the different rappers are colour-coded - so you can see who's winning the lyrical West Coast/East Coast battle - whisper it quietly but we think the Easties might currently have the edge.

View the poster below and click here or on the image to enlarge and explore. You can buy your own from popchartlab.com for $23 (£13.58), with the first 500 numbered and signed by the artists involved.

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