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The Largest Vocabulary in Hip hop

The Largest Vocabulary in Hip hop
Notes/sources: (1)(2) I used the first 5,000 words for 7 of Shakespeare's works: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Macbeth, As You Like It, Winter's Tale, and Troilus and Cressida. For Melville, I used the first 35,000 words of Moby Dick. All lyrics are provided by Rap Genius, but are only current to 2012. My lack of recent data prevented me from using quite a few current artists. This data viz uses code by Amelia Bellamy-Royds's in this jsfiddle.

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