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A Lot Of People Wanted To Know The Lyrics To 'Drunk In Love' Last Year

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment

Rap Genius has revealed the most-viewed songs and artists on its site in 2014. In terms of songs, the top spot went to Beyonce and Jay Z's "Drunk In L...

Sasha Frere-Jones Is Leaving The New Yorker To Annotate Lyrics

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.12.2015 | Media

The New Yorker's veteran music critic Sasha Frere-Jones is leaving the magazine to join Genius, a website devoted largely to annotating popular song l...

Rap Genius Co-Founder Resigns After Shocking Annotations On Killer's Manifesto

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology

Mahbod Moghadam, the co-founder of Rap Genius who posted offensive comments on alleged mass murderer Elliot Rodger's 141-page manifesto Sunday, has le...

Do You Take Hip Hop Music Seriously? After This You Might

Azeem Khan | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

Hip Hop music is constantly the subject of much scrutiny. An entire genre of music is vilified for having empty lyrics about materialism, misogyny and...

Rap Genius: 'We're Sorry For Being Such Morons'

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Nearly two weeks after essentially being banished from Google for gaming the search engine, brash rap lyrics website Rap Genius says that it's back in...

Popular Rap Lyrics Website Banished From Google

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 12.27.2013 | Technology

Google appears to have cracked down hard on a rap lyrics website that was allegedly trying to game its search algorithm. disappeared...

M.I.A. Matangi Review: Get Your Karma Up

Rock Genius | Posted 11.08.2013 | Entertainment
Rock Genius

On the first listen Matangi, is like one of those books that you wanna stay up and read. With Matangi M.I.A. is the tenured cool professor, doling out lessons and earworms.

News Genius Quotes of the Week, 08/16/2013

News Genius | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
News Genius

Egypt is falling apart again. Ashton Kutcher is playing his own holy trinity, living as Steve, Ashton, and Chris all at once. Orson Scott Card is type...

Mikva JJC and News Genius: Partners in Crime Education

News Genius | Posted 10.08.2013 | Chicago
News Genius

The Mikva Juvenile Justice Council (MJJC) wants to keep youth away from the criminal justice system. MJJC is developing new ways to help young people ...

News Genius and Our Schools: A New Model of Open Government

News Genius | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
News Genius

The Springboro Board of Education angered local residents after posting contract proposals in the midst of negotiations with the teacher's union, but another recent event has overshadowed the efforts of the president and other members of the board to privatize Springboro schools.

News Genius Quotes of the Week, 05/24/2013

News Genius | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
News Genius

If you somehow missed the week of May 24th, 2013, you overlooked some of the biggest stories of the 21st century.

Album Review: Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city

Rap Genius | Posted 12.25.2012 | Entertainment
Rap Genius

On GKMC, Lamar's vernacular remains rich with swagger and his unordinary yet on point internal rhymes maintain to freely roll off his tongue.

This Famous Tech Investor Loves Rap So Much, He Put His Money Where His Mouth Is

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2015 | Technology

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Venture capitalist Ben Horowitz is famous for starting his blog posts with rap lyrics. Now, ...

Lupe Fiasco's "Food & Liquor II": The Great American Rap Album Reviewed

Rap Genius | Posted 11.25.2012 | Entertainment
Rap Genius

F&L II is a wide-ranging triumph of imagination and art -- oh yeah, and it features a lot of incredible rapping!

Album Review: DJ Khaled's Kiss the Ring

Rap Genius | Posted 10.24.2012 | Entertainment
Rap Genius

In the case of DJ Khaled, I've often wondered whether he may have been born with ten or so exclamation points after his name. His latest venture and sixth studio album, Kiss the Ring, probably strengthens my theory.

The Boss and The Bawse: Five Reasons God Forgives, I Don't is the Same Album as Born to Run

Rap Genius | Posted 10.03.2012 | Entertainment
Rap Genius

This album is virtually a remake of Bruce Springsteen's 1975 classic Born to Run. Don't believe us? Read on for five indisputable pieces of evidence.

The Space Jam Soundtrack: A Reconsideration

Rap Genius | Posted 09.15.2012 | Entertainment
Rap Genius

This little collection serves as a fantastic snapshot of where hip-hop was at in 1996. There's an overstuffed but awesome posse cut, a serious message tune, a nod to the South, a song by and for ladies getting their freak on, and, most notably, a couple appearances by Jay-Z.

Mixtape Review: Childish Gambino's "Royalty"

Rap Genius | Posted 09.04.2012 | Entertainment
Rap Genius

The more things change, the more Childish Gambino's commitments to Asian women and pop-culture references stay the same. The style wrapped around those CG mainstays is evolving for the better, though.

Lupe Fiasco's "Bitch Bad" and the Art of Parody

Rap Genius | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment
Rap Genius

"Bitch Bad" is a complicated grappling with misogyny in popular music and culture, and its effect on children of both genders. But what is not complicated is how Lupe feels about songs he hears on the radio.

Top Six Lines From the Six Artists on Rick Ross's "Power Circle"

Rap Genius | Posted 08.25.2012 | Entertainment
Rap Genius

Over the past few years, the tight-knit group of artists, namely Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale, and Stalley, have transformed the rap landscape with their constant supply of Ciroc and Luger beats. In "Power Circle," the group calls upon the Knights of the Round Table as a guiding motto

Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" Broken Down for You by the Scholars at Rap Genius

Nick Antosca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nick Antosca

You can't go anywhere in New York these days without hearing Jay-Z & Alicia Keys's "Empire State of Mind" blaring from a window.