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Studies Show that Hip-Hop has the Highest Vocabulary Of Any Genre

 

Hip hop artists have huge vocabularies.

 

Hip hop reigns supreme yet again.

According to a study conducted by Musixmatch, hip hop has the highest vocabulary out of the eight most popular genres of music — the others being folk, rock, heavy metal, country, indie rock, pop and electronic.

Hip hop scored the highest average “vocabulary size,” with 1,963 words and 478 words used per song and 94 new words per song. Coming in second place was heavy metal, with a vocabulary size of 1,533.

At the bottom of the list are pop and electronic, with respective vocabulary sizes of 1,188 and 852.

Head here to learn more about the study’s methodology. You surprised with the results?

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