Recently, Matt Daniels wrote a post comparing the vocabulary of popular hip-hop artists, comparing each artist first 35,000 lyrics. You can find the post here.
Now, before we go any further, let me say, this was genius- combining two of my favorite things: hip-hop and nerdy stats. But being a big fan of Aesop Rock, I was disappointed that he wasn’t originally included in the stats, and then when he was, he wasn’t given due respect, showing a to-scale graph- highlighting his overall awesomness.
So- I decided to duplicate the graph, but adjust the scale- to show how Aes really blows everyone else off the charts:
# of Unique words used within artist’s first 35,000 lyrics