The definitive breakdown of Drake’s raps as seen on ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’
A look at how Wheelchair Jimmy became Champagne Papi.
On Aug 13, 2015 by Ziwe Fumudoh
Michael Chabon whitesplains Kendrick Lamar’s new single in record time
The celebrated novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner took it upon himself to translate Kendrick Lamar for a (lame) audience.
On Feb 10, 2015 by Miles Klee
New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones leaves for bro startup
Genius's rebranding continues.
On Jan 12, 2015 by Audra Schroeder
Rap Genius cofounder resigns after tasteless comments on Elliot Rodger manifesto
The user comments on Rap Genius are often dubious in tone and content. It’s different when the public face of a company decides to annotate.
On May 26, 2014 by Audra Schroeder
Can you guess your favorite rapper’s drug of choice?
Data scientists have charted the prevalence of drug mentions in hip-hop.
On May 18, 2014 by Kate Knibbs
Rap Genius strikes a smart partnership with the NMPA
The renegade lyrics site falls in line with the NMPA.
On May 6, 2014 by Kate Knibbs
The real problem with the fall of Rap Genius
The real issue is that Google is the only game in town.
On Dec 28, 2013 by L. Rhodes
Google punishes Rap Genius for gaming the search rankings
Rap Genius' defense: All our competitors are worse.
On Dec 26, 2013 by Aaron Sankin
Which social network gets the most shoutouts in rap lyrics?
Detailing the abundance of mentions for social media sites over 23 years of rap tracks.
On Dec 4, 2013 by Chase Hoffberger
Music industry lobbyist decides not to sue Rap Genius—for now
The National Music Publishers' Association will negotiate with Rap Genius before trying to sue it out of existence.
On Nov 18, 2013 by Kevin Collier
Music industry lobbyist declares war on lyrics sites, Rap Genius
The days of hosting lyrics sites that don't pay up to record labels appear to be over. And other sites, like Rap Genius, are being swept up in the flood.
On Nov 11, 2013 by Kevin Collier
Rapt.fm is a nonstop trainwreck of freestyle battles
A new startup wants you to “rap with anyone.”
On Sep 6, 2013 by Audra Schroeder