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The Periodic Table Of Hip Hop

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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.

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DISCOVER THE 30 GREATEST HIP HOP ALBUMS EVER

(Images: Pop Chart Lab)

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