Hip-Hop

iotd_050514_hiphopvocab_feat

05/05/2014: Largest Vocabulary in Hip hop infographic

Possibly more than most lyricists, rap artists are known for squeezing a lot of words into their music. It stands to reason that designer and coder Matt Daniels, whose previous efforts include an etymology in hip hop project, would compile a list of the wordiest of these MCs into an infographic entitled “The Largest...

126_eminem_featured

Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of Eminem

A notable quote from Eminem, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 126  in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The Last Word, his illustrated column in Print magazine, available from MyDesignShop.com.

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

As a nine-year old, I received my first hip-hop cassette tape, “On the Rap Tip,” as holiday gift from my mother. (My second cassette was a bootleg of 2 Live Crew I stole from my older sister!). I was a Midwestern kid learning about urban music from two coastal cities I was nearly equidistant...