Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The Definitive Rapper Vocab Ranking

rapvocabhero3.jpg
rapvocabhero1.jpg
rapvocabhero2.jpg

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.

Related

hip-hop-hero.jpg

The 30 greatest hip hop albums ever

snoophero1.jpg

Snoop Releases Amazing Doggystyle Anniversary Mixtape

hero_coolestalbums.jpg

The 50 Coolest Albums ever

1-velvet.jpg

50 Coolest Album Covers

snoop-money-supermarket.jpg

9 reasons hip hop is dead

aesop-rock-live.jpg

The largest vocabularies in hip hop

Comments

More

Watch Liam Gallagher perform 'Don't Look Back in Anger' for first time

Wonder what Noel thought of it...

by Tom Victor
26 Jun 2017

Tim Westwood accidentally sends credit card details to the internet

To be fair, he is nearly 60...

by Dave Fawbert
26 Jun 2017

Eminem has grown a beard and it's really unsettling

Will the real slim shavey please stand up?

by Carl Anka
26 Jun 2017

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl dedicates 'My Hero' to naked man

And the BBC accidentally showed him on TV

by Alex Finnis
26 Jun 2017

DJ Legend Goldie just accidentally revealed Banksy's identity

That's one big slip up...

by Carl Anka
23 Jun 2017

"Ohhh Jeremy Corbyn!" chant breaks out at Glastonbury silent disco

He's the hottest act of the summer

by Tom Victor
23 Jun 2017

Johnny Depp goes on rant about assassinating Donald Trump at Glasto

Someone's getting in trouble

by Gary Ogden
23 Jun 2017

Ed Sheeran's Glastonbury ride is not at all rock 'n' roll

It's classic Ed, really

by Carl Anka
22 Jun 2017

Stormzy praised for his powerful verse on the Grenfell charity song

It's the highlight of the song

by Carl Anka
21 Jun 2017

Jeremy Corbyn has been confirmed for the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury

No, really

by Tom Victor
16 Jun 2017