Eminem, Jay Z and Tupac found to be the top rap wordsmiths
A new report by song analysts Musixmatch examined the 99 top-selling artists across 25 different genres, looking at each musician’s 100 densest songs and recording how many different words were used.
Kanye West (5,069 words) came in fourth place, ahead of Dylan (4,883) in fifth. The Black Eyed Peas (4,539 words) are perhaps a surprise at sixth spot, with Celion Dion positioned in tenth place with 3,954 words.
See the full study here.
A statement from Musixmatch reads: “This analysis should not be interpreted as saying that one musician is better than the other, it is just another insight into the work of these amazing artists.”
“It gives us a peek into the minds of different songwriters, some tear your heart with just a few words while others paint an intricate picture with a thousand words.”
The study follows another last year that investigated the biggest vocabulary in hip-hop, seeing Aesop Rock coming out on top.