The Hip Hop Flow Chart
Featuring 100 meticulously hand-drawn MC effigies, this chart of lyrical locution analyses the lexical freshness of nearly every rapper of repute—including Drake, the Wu-Tang Clan and cult favourite Aesop Rock—tabulating the number of unique words used in each artist’s first 35,000 lyrics (roughly equal to 3-5 albums). What's more, each of these virtuosos of verse is then colour-coded by their area of origin—all adding up to a fun, flava-ful flow chart that’s equally at home on the wall of a hip-hop habitué, etymology enthusiast or die-hard data junkie.
45 x 60cm
Using 100 lb. archival stock certified by The Forest Stewardship Council, this poster is pressed on an offset lithographic press with vegetable-based inks in Long Island City, Queens.