Matt Daniels loves Hip-hop. His past works include the  Etymology of “Shorty and Outkast, in graphs and charts. He decided to examine the vocabulary of Hip-hop artists. He analyzed nearly one hundred artists by using each artist’s first 35,000 lyrics.

Literary elites love to rep Shakespeare’s vocabulary: across his entire corpus, he uses 28,829, suggesting he knew over 100,000 words and arguably had the largest vocabulary, ever.

He decided to compare this data point.

This is what he found : click here !

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