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The Basics

What is Rap Genius?

What type of content can I upload to Rap Genius?

Does Rap Genius have an app?

Who are the top Moderators?

What is Rock Genius?

What is Poetry Genius?

What is News Genius?

What is Producer Genius?

What is Tattoo Genius?

What is Rap Genius Education?

What is Bible Genius?

How do I get a job at Rap Genius?


What are the different types of users on Rap Genius?

What do Editors do?

How do I become an Editor?

What do Moderators do?

How do I become a Moderator?

What are Verified artists?

How can I get a verified account with a green name?

What does the "news feed and the follow button" do?

How do I learn to make quality annotations?

Rap IQ

How is Rap IQ calculated?

What is Rap IQ for?

Why has my Rap IQ gone up/down?

Who has the most Rap IQ on Rap Genius?

Who has the most Poetry IQ on Rap Genius?

Who has the most Rock IQ on Rap Genius?

Who has the most News IQ on Rap Genius?

Why was my annotation rejected/deleted?

Why was my suggestion rejected/deleted?

Why was my annotation/suggestion marked as spam?

I don’t have enough Rap IQ to add annotations to this song. What can I do?


Why does Rap Genius have non-rap songs on it?

What does nominating a song for publishing do?

What does publishing a song do?

The artist/title/album of this song is incorrect. What should I do?

This song is on Rap Genius twice. What should I do?

Why was the song I entered deleted?

What is "PYONGGGGG?"

What are "Editor Priorities?"

How do I apply all this fancy formatting in annotations?

How do I add links that end with parentheses without messing up the formatting?


How do I create a thread/topic?

Why doesn’t the forum have smilies, quotes, stickies etc?

What are the rules of the forum?


How do I get chat?

Does MHealx work for Rap Genius?

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