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(Some Guy)   This graph proves that Violent J is smarter than Kanye West   (rappers.mdaniels.com.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com) divider line 98
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2014-05-05 09:36:24 AM  
If that were true, Juggalos would be curing motherf*cking cancer by now.
 
2014-05-05 09:49:07 AM  
I've got a schnauzer puppy that's smarter than Kanye West, what's your point?
 
2014-05-05 09:50:39 AM  
As a hardcore Juggalo, I could have told you this without resorting to math. Like many hardcore Juggalos, I cultivate a rich inner life wherein I reflect on the wonders of our existence. That takes lots of words.
 
2014-05-05 09:55:27 AM  

Actual Farking: As a hardcore Juggalo, I could have told you this without resorting to math. Like many hardcore Juggalos, I cultivate a rich inner life wherein I reflect on the wonders of our existence. That takes lots of words.


Have you figured out how magnets work yet?
 
2014-05-05 09:55:31 AM  
Where's Biggie? Did he not make it to 35,000 lyrics?
 
2014-05-05 09:59:37 AM  
Its all pops and whistles to me Junior....
 
mhd
2014-05-05 10:00:43 AM  
Yeah, "words". By that definition, the Chipmunks "Witch Doctor" would appear to be positively erudite. Would be interesting to see the same graph with just the items you can actually find in dictionaries included.
 
2014-05-05 10:04:58 AM  

Flappyhead: Actual Farking: As a hardcore Juggalo, I could have told you this without resorting to math. Like many hardcore Juggalos, I cultivate a rich inner life wherein I reflect on the wonders of our existence. That takes lots of words.

Have you figured out how magnets work yet?


Typical kneejerk Juggalo bashing. I bet you don't know how magnets work either. Juggalos have written phd dissertations on the history and philosophy of Insane Clown Posse. There are actual Doctors of Juggalo out there.
 
2014-05-05 10:07:53 AM  
Both like Fish Sticks...
 
2014-05-05 10:16:37 AM  
Once again, The Roots get ignored by the press.  Guess being the band for Late Night still isn't good enough.
 
2014-05-05 10:18:11 AM  
"I was 12 when I discovered the key to my happiness. My preteen peers never noticed the sky but for the sun, but I wanted to look further. I looked past the illusive blue shell and into the dark expanse of the universe, the vast unknowable entity that moved to a rhythm I did not yet know. Gases and stars and planets moving in a giant celestial clockwork, the pinwheel of a capricious providence to which I was less than a marginally conscious electron. On this foundation, I seized upon the only truth that seemed within my grasp: my life and everything within it--every moment of my life, every person I had ever known, every bit of history large and small--was barely a spark in a universe aflame with activity greater than I would ever likely know. And I stood there with my skinned knees and my rolled up pants in a creek in Berkley, Michigan, and suffered my first epiphany: that if the universe did not know about me because it could not know about me, and if I was to be happy, it was to come from my own immutable center. For the first time in my life, I was free."

- Violent J, Caelestium Numerum, Vol. 3
 
2014-05-05 10:29:07 AM  
Subby fails for the use of smarter when referring to rappers. The correct terminology should have been less stupid.

It is not the amount of unique words that make somebody "smarter" but how he/she puts those words together.

Article is cromulent.
 
2014-05-05 10:32:22 AM  

gnosis301: Once again, The Roots get ignored by the press.  Guess being the band for Late Night still isn't good enough.


Right-hand side, underneath and to the left of Wu-Tang.
 
2014-05-05 10:32:30 AM  
In all fairness, it wouldn't take much.
 
2014-05-05 10:33:06 AM  

hasty ambush: Subby fails for the use of smarter when referring to rappers. The correct terminology should have been less stupid.

It is not the amount of unique words that make somebody "smarter" but how he/she puts those words together.

Article is cromulent.


Which explains why one of your post will never be described as smart, witty or intelligent.
 
2014-05-05 10:33:21 AM  
I can't speak to how smart Kanye West is, but I've seen dog turds that had more class and charisma.
 
2014-05-05 10:37:58 AM  

FourDirections: "I was 12 when I discovered the key to my happiness. My preteen peers never noticed the sky but for the sun, but I wanted to look further. I looked past the illusive blue shell and into the dark expanse of the universe, the vast unknowable entity that moved to a rhythm I did not yet know. Gases and stars and planets moving in a giant celestial clockwork, the pinwheel of a capricious providence to which I was less than a marginally conscious electron. On this foundation, I seized upon the only truth that seemed within my grasp: my life and everything within it--every moment of my life, every person I had ever known, every bit of history large and small--was barely a spark in a universe aflame with activity greater than I would ever likely know. And I stood there with my skinned knees and my rolled up pants in a creek in Berkley, Michigan, and suffered my first epiphany: that if the universe did not know about me because it could not know about me, and if I was to be happy, it was to come from my own immutable center. For the first time in my life, I was free."

- Violent J, Caelestium Numerum, Vol. 3


+1
 
2014-05-05 10:54:37 AM  
Not a fan of rap, hip hop or any of the alternatives, but you have to respect those that strive to not only make music that your fans will listen to, but also have them try to better themselves.

GZA is one example. Bringing science to kids that may not have any interest in it through music is pretty damn powerful.
 
2014-05-05 10:56:11 AM  

gnosis301: Once again, The Roots get ignored by the press.  Guess being the band for Late Night still isn't good enough.


i13.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-05 11:24:27 AM  

FourDirections: "I was 12 when I discovered the key to my happiness. My preteen peers never noticed the sky but for the sun, but I wanted to look further. I looked past the illusive blue shell and into the dark expanse of the universe, the vast unknowable entity that moved to a rhythm I did not yet know. Gases and stars and planets moving in a giant celestial clockwork, the pinwheel of a capricious providence to which I was less than a marginally conscious electron. On this foundation, I seized upon the only truth that seemed within my grasp: my life and everything within it--every moment of my life, every person I had ever known, every bit of history large and small--was barely a spark in a universe aflame with activity greater than I would ever likely know. And I stood there with my skinned knees and my rolled up pants in a creek in Berkley, Michigan, and suffered my first epiphany: that if the universe did not know about me because it could not know about me, and if I was to be happy, it was to come from my own immutable center. For the first time in my life, I was free."

- Violent J, Caelestium Numerum, Vol. 3


so, he likes mushrooms?
 
2014-05-05 11:24:36 AM  
I took a dump yesterday that is smarter than Kanye.
 
2014-05-05 11:25:48 AM  
Aesop Rock Represent!

I guess Kanye should not have dropped out of college.
 
2014-05-05 11:33:26 AM  
Where is Lil' Jon and his vocabulary, which covers the whole spectrum from What? to What?
 
2014-05-05 11:35:11 AM  
Oh great. Now some rapper is just going to rap the dictionary for cred of some sort.
 
2014-05-05 11:36:26 AM  

mhd: Yeah, "words". By that definition, the Chipmunks "Witch Doctor" would appear to be positively erudite. Would be interesting to see the same graph with just the items you can actually find in dictionaries included.


We got Magnum Brown, Shoothki - Valoothki
Super-calafraga-hestik-alagoothki
You could put dat in ya don't know what I said book
Took-look-yuk-duk-wuk
Shinavative ill factors by da Flavor Flav
Come an ride da Flavor wave
 
2014-05-05 11:39:33 AM  

brap: Where is Lil' Jon and his vocabulary, which covers the whole spectrum from What? to What?


YEAH!
 
2014-05-05 11:43:43 AM  
Of course DMX is last, lol
 
2014-05-05 11:49:08 AM  

deathbunny32: Of course DMX is last, lol


Y'all gonna make me use my words! UP IN HERE! UP IN HERE!

grrrr. grrr.
 
2014-05-05 11:53:12 AM  

hasty ambush: Subby fails for the use of smarter when referring to rappers. The correct terminology should have been less stupid.

It is not the amount of unique words that make somebody "smarter" but how he/she puts those words together.

Article is cromulent.


Number, not amount. But you knew that, right?
 
2014-05-05 11:55:22 AM  

Doktor Merkwrdiglieben: brap: Where is Lil' Jon and his vocabulary, which covers the whole spectrum from What? to What?

YEAH!


OKAAAAAY!!

/crunk
 
2014-05-05 11:57:32 AM  
As a Kool Keith fan, I'd love to see a chart of the usage "doo doo", "baboon", "rectum" and "PCP".
 
2014-05-05 12:01:39 PM  

hasty ambush: Article is cromulent.


Congratulations, you misused a made-up word.
 
2014-05-05 12:08:52 PM  
Am I seeing this correctly? A caucasian won?
 
2014-05-05 12:10:00 PM  
Because word usage equates to intelligence? That's a rather poor standard of measurement.
 
2014-05-05 12:16:19 PM  

SmackLT: I've got a schnauzer puppy that's smarter than Kanye West, what's your point?


Exactly. I came here to mention that I have flushed things a few days after a nice Mexican meal that are both smarter and more useful than Kanye West. But I happily concede that your puppy is no doubt far smarter and useful than either.
 
2014-05-05 12:16:41 PM  
Thanks for the nice words today, everyone. I'm taking my vocabulary out to Red Lobster tonight in the hopes I get lucky. Will report if sex. -- Aesop Rock (@AesopRockWins)
 
2014-05-05 12:17:19 PM  

Nemo's Brother: Aesop Rock Represent!

I guess Kanye should not have dropped out of college.


Hah love that Aesop Rock is at the top of this chart. Dude certainly has a way with words and imagery, I'd say he's my favorite.
 
2014-05-05 12:29:47 PM  
 
2014-05-05 12:31:37 PM  

Sensual Tyrannosaurus: Nemo's Brother: Aesop Rock Represent!

I guess Kanye should not have dropped out of college.

Hah love that Aesop Rock is at the top of this chart. Dude certainly has a way with words and imagery, I'd say he's my favorite.


Aesop Rock - The Harbor is Yours is one of my favorite things. That song is a farking parable disguised as a rap song.

"Crawled off the boat, collapsed in the sand
Prayers in the air, seashells in his hand
And nary a high tide so grand as the one that put
The lady of the lake on dry la-la-la-land
I wish I could tell you that it ended happy
Pretend like his bones weren't practically snapping
Pretend like her gills didn't dry up and suffer
But that's a half-dead pirate and a fish outta water"
 
2014-05-05 12:34:53 PM  
Not included, as far as I can tell, is Atmosphere or J5. I'd love to see those numbers. I know Atmosphere has enough lyrics, though J5 would be close with the 3 studio albums and the 1 EP. I'd assume something on the order of WuTang/Blackalicious.
 
2014-05-05 12:47:37 PM  

garandman1a: SmackLT: I've got a schnauzer puppy that's smarter than Kanye West, what's your point?

Exactly. I came here to mention that I have flushed things a few days after a nice Mexican meal that are both smarter and more useful than Kanye West. But I happily concede that your puppy is no doubt far smarter and useful than either.


A couple of days? You should eat more fiber
 
2014-05-05 12:49:58 PM  

Nemo's Brother: Aesop Rock Represent!

I guess Kanye should not have dropped out of college.


yellowjester: Am I seeing this correctly? A caucasian won?


As awesome as Aesop Rock is, if you're going to consider him a rapper you need to take a long hard look at other spoken words guys like Saul Williams. I'm willing to bet that once you start looking at other poet/rappers you'll have a whole other distribution at the top.
 
2014-05-05 12:54:29 PM  

Mr. Vicarious: Nemo's Brother: Aesop Rock Represent!

I guess Kanye should not have dropped out of college.

yellowjester: Am I seeing this correctly? A caucasian won?

As awesome as Aesop Rock is, if you're going to consider him a rapper you need to take a long hard look at other spoken words guys like Saul Williams. I'm willing to bet that once you start looking at other poet/rappers you'll have a whole other distribution at the top.


It's not really fair to say that Aesop is more akin to a spoken word artist though. You're really selling short his skills as a producer by doing that.

Dude makes great beats for his tracks as well as lyrics.
 
2014-05-05 12:59:23 PM  
Mr. Vicarious: ...you need to take a long hard look at other spoken words (sic) like Saul Williams."

Sha-KLAK-KLAK!

/See also Henry Rollins
//Or we could open the door to the world of standup comedy...maybe Carlin FTW?
///BECAUSE ALWAYS THREE WHEN SLASHING!!!
 
2014-05-05 01:02:55 PM  
but Kanye Khardashian is a "genius", he even said so, I would think he may even type that on the internet in bold letters, thus winning the thread.
 
2014-05-05 01:07:07 PM  
Where is Lupe Fiasco? The savior of hip hop on that list?
 
2014-05-05 01:08:25 PM  

Sensual Tyrannosaurus: Mr. Vicarious: Nemo's Brother: Aesop Rock Represent!

I guess Kanye should not have dropped out of college.

yellowjester: Am I seeing this correctly? A caucasian won?

As awesome as Aesop Rock is, if you're going to consider him a rapper you need to take a long hard look at other spoken words guys like Saul Williams. I'm willing to bet that once you start looking at other poet/rappers you'll have a whole other distribution at the top.

It's not really fair to say that Aesop is more akin to a spoken word artist though. You're really selling short his skills as a producer by doing that.

Dude makes great beats for his tracks as well as lyrics.


I'm just saying that his lyrical prowess and breadth also stems from his lack of attention to flow. I don't think anyone would propose Aesop Rock as a master of flow. He's great because his raps make you think and are lyrically vibrant. That doesn't stop them from being rather choppy and disjointed.

The spoken word example I gave, Saul Williams, also puts his rhymes to music. I don't think he does his own production, but neither do most MCs. As to credit for Aesop's beats, a quick journey to Wikipedia confirms my initial suspicion that most of his tracks aren't self produced but rather credited to others. That's the case for almost all MCs. Aesop is more similar to Spoken Word artists than he is to Wu Tang or other independent MCs like Talib, Common, Mos Def, or Gift of Gab.

/I'm just nit picking, Aesop is great. I think Saul Williams is at least equally great and makes the same style of music. I'm probably biased from being introduced to Saul from his cuts on Blackalicious's second album and from seeing him live with Common.
 
2014-05-05 01:10:13 PM  
 
2014-05-05 01:18:45 PM  
 
2014-05-05 01:28:10 PM  
Sage Francis must have been off the chart.
 
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