Rap Genius Explanation Competition

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Hello Rap Genius family, and welcome to the first Rap Genius explanation competition! This competition is open to everybody, so enter now for a chance to win dope PRIZES!

About the Competition
Each user will select a currently unexplained RAP song, and explain it as thoroughly as possible. They will then submit it to be judged. The top 5 submissions get something very cool!

How To Enter:

  1. Find a song with few or no explanations. For Example: Remember When – Gucci Mane ft. Ray J
    If you want to explain a song with one or two not accepted explanations such as this, send me a private message or email and I will clear the song if I believe the explanations are worthy of deletion.

  2. Follow Rap Genius for Beginners and the Contributor Guidelines and explain the song as well as you possibly can. Remember to include many pictures, links, and references to other songs/lines! You must also fill in the song description!

  3. Submit the song HERE for judging.

You may add a song that isn’t on the website yet! You may also submit as many songs as you would like! However, you may not explain your own song.

THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A FINISHED SONG IS DECEMBER 31

How the Competition will be Judged:
Each of the 5 judges will go through each submitted song and assign it a value from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest score. Each score will be averaged together to form a final score. The user with the highest final score will be the winner.

Scores will be assigned based on the Contributor Guidelines, and the following criteria:

  • Clarity and quality of explanations (How well lines are explained, how individual explanations contribute to the overall meaning/message of the song, proper use of pictures, links, and references)
  • No redundant explanations (Just re-wording of the line)
  • Proper spelling and grammar (No misspellings, grammatical errors, or punctuation errors)
  • Humor (We aren’t squares at Rap Genius, so why should our explanations be?)
  • Correct lyrics (The song has to be right for the explanations to be right)

For examples of well-explained songs, please see:
Going Way Back — Just Ice
Mercy — Kanye West
Around My Way — Lupe Fiasco

Please remember that every line doesn’t need to be explained!

Prizes:
The winner will become an EDITOR!!!!!!

The top 5 finishers will each receive a beautiful hand-woven (maybe) RAP GENIUS T-SHIRT!

(Actual prize may be a different shirt)

Judges:
6xPlatinum
Dyaz
Magnitude901
Nappy
SameOldShawn

I REPEAT, THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A FINISHED SONG HERE IS DECEMBER 31

Please note that altering other users’ songs will be grounds for disqualification from the competition.

If you have any questions or comments please send me a Private Message or email me at rgexplanationcomp@gmail.com