Are Hip Hop Lyrics Getting Dumber?

Hip Hop Lyrics Readability Score

photo: Andrew Powell Morse Seat Smart

One man measures the reading grade level of different music genres; this is what he found

Hip Hop Lyrics by Grade Level – The leaders

(not sure why Beyonce is included here, but it’s not my study. Chris Brown is questionable too…)

Andrew Powell-Morse of Seat Smart, tracked 225 song lyrics over time and tested them for Readability Score. He’s used songs from Hip Hop, Rock, Pop and Country music. The results will surprise you.


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