Where form meets function

Featuring 100 meticulously hand-drawn MC effigies, the latest chart from Pop Chart Lab analyzes the lexical talents of nearly every rapper of repute—including Drake, the Wu-Tang Clan and cult favorite Aesop Rock—tabulating the number of unique words used in each artist’s first 35,000 lyrics (roughly equal to 3-5 albums). Each artist is then color-coded by their area of origin. Produced and expanded in conjunction with Matt Daniels, and adapted from his original “Largest Vocabulary in Hip-Hop,” each print is signed and numbered by the artist from a first printing of 500. Using 100 lb. archival stock certified by The Forest Stewardship Council, the poster is pressed on an offset lithographic press with vegetable-based inks in Long Island City, Queens. “The Hip-Hop Flow Chart” is now available to purchase here.

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