What is Rap Genius?
Rap Genius is your guide to the meaning of rap lyrics... and LIFE
You can listen to songs, read their lyrics, and click lines that interest you for pop-up annotations – we have thousands of canonical rap songs annotated (2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z – even the Torah...)
Our aim is to critique rap as poetry... we even break down written poetry and rock lyrics (Poetry Genius and Stereo IQ are the movements). We've also got news, speeches, stories, historical docs, terms of service agreements... anything and everything, because everything is hip-hop
Who writes the annotations?
Anyone can! Just create an account and start annotating. You can highlight any line to annotate it yourself, suggest changes to existing annotations, and even put up your favorite songs & texts.
If you make good contributions you'll earn Rap IQ™, and if you spit true knowledge, eventually you'll be able to edit anything on the site.
Who runs the site?
Our most talented and dedicated contributors moderate the site. They are: