Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The Periodic Table Of Hip Hop

hero1.jpg
hero2.jpg
hero3.jpg
hero4.jpg

Like the Beastie Boys said, rap music is the sound of science. You need perfect combinations of flow, funk, fun, wisdom, with a catalyst of braggadocio to spark off a reaction.

So it's only appropriate that the greatest rap stars should find themselves arranged into a periodic table of hip hop, created by the good people at Pop Chart Lab.

Each 'element' has a name, a geographic origin, a year of first release and a genre, as well as a two-letter symbol; for example: Eminem becomes Em; while DJ Afrika Bambaataa is awarded the most prestigious two letters of Dj.

You can buy a signed 24" x 18" print for $23, available to preorder now, with shipping due to begin on Wednesday 3 September. Head here to get yours.

Click on the image below to view a larger version.

DISCOVER THE 30 GREATEST HIP HOP ALBUMS EVER

(Images: Pop Chart Lab)

Related

hip-hop-hero.jpg

The 30 greatest hip hop albums ever

snoophero1.jpg

Snoop Releases Amazing Doggystyle Anniversary Mixtape

IceCubeHERO.jpg

Ice Cube's Good Day Visualised

aesop-rock-live.jpg

The largest vocabularies in hip hop

snoop-money-supermarket.jpg

9 reasons hip hop is dead

rapvocabhero3.jpg

The Definitive Rapper Vocab Ranking

Comments

More

The Fyre Festival looks like one of the worst events in human history

People have spent up to $12,000 on an unfolding disaster of an experience that you will not believe

by Tom Mendelsohn
28 Apr 2017

These iconic album covers look better as children

We couldn't do a version with the Nevermind baby

by Tom Victor
27 Apr 2017

Would you like to see Kermit The Frog cover R Kelly’s Ignition (Remix)

So baby give me that ribbet ribbet

by Gary Ogden
27 Apr 2017

Fake Radiohead cover of 'Gasolina' is the best thing on the internet

It's as real as you want it to be

by Matt Tate
26 Apr 2017

Check out the blistering new track from Judas

London-based quartet unveil 'Some People'

by Dave Fawbert
25 Apr 2017

The 10 best Mike Skinner remixes, B-sides, and rarities

The Main Lad is back and we're celebrating

by Tayler Willson
24 Apr 2017

If Ed Sheeran is really about to quit music, who are we to argue?

No harm in getting out while you're ahead

by Tom Victor
24 Apr 2017

The UK grime scene is backing Jeremy Corbyn to become Prime Minister

Finally some allies for the Labour party

by Tom Mendelsohn
24 Apr 2017

The 14 best covers of Prince songs that show his versatile genius

Some serious tunes

by Dave Fawbert
21 Apr 2017

Guy finds out his lost wallet led to a 14-year-long drinking challenge

This is some story

by Matt Tate
19 Apr 2017