Yeezy Or The Bard: Who's The Best Wordsmith In Hip-Hop?

May 6, 2014 1:27 AM

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Yeezy Or The Bard: Who's The Best Wordsmith In Hip-Hop?

William Shakespeare had a wildly extensive vocabulary. Of more than 800,000 total words in all of his works, almost 29,000 of them are unique.

Although impressive, there are a few rappers who give the Bard a run for his money. Data scientist Matt Daniels charted the vocabularies of hip-hop artists against Shakespeare and Herman Melville.

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