The lyrical annotation site, Rap Genius, has just inked a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell and even altered its name in the process.
Rap Genius co-founder Mahbod Moghadam, is stepping down and leaving the site after making insensitive and ill-suited comments about the Santa Barbara shooting suspect’s manifesto.
Google isn’t the only entity that takes issue with Rap Genius. Rapper Homeboy Sandman took the lyric transcription site to task recently for butchering his lyrics, among other problems he has with the way they do business.
Google has discovered that popular website Rap Genius has been using a questionable tactic to get top search results rankings, and the tech giant has laid down a severe punishment. The lyrics annotation site now appears on the lower end of results after the company was discovered using a SEO spam trick, which is a […]
Wu-Tang Clan has always been for the children, but at least one of its members is for the students, too. The Genius/GZA has teamed with Columbia University professor Christopher Emdin to create Science Genius BATTLES, a program that uses Hip-Hop to teach science in New York City schools.
It was recently announced that the good folks at Rap Genius are to receive a hefty investment of $15 million from California-based Venture Capital Firm Andreessen Horowitz. For the unfamiliar, Rap Genius is an online community for Hip-Hop fans on which crowd-sourcing provides lyrics of rap songs and annotated explanations to clarify their meanings.
Ed: The guys of Rap Genius are back once again to deliver the goods on what made our ears perk up this week. This is the third installment of the Rap Genius’ Lyrics Of The Week presented by Hip-Hop Wired. Take it away, guys. This week in hip-hop saw the long-awaited return of a few major […]
Ed: We are perfectly aware of the fact that this is the second one of the week, let us cook. Take it away, Rap Geniuses. This week saw some big news in the hip-hop world. Action Bronson (a.k.a. the New York Times‘ favorite rapper) found a record deal via Left Brain of Odd Future, thus causing […]
Ed: Hip-Hop Wired has always been a champion of lyrics and those who say them best. So what better way to pay homage to the slickest bars of the week than to link up with the guys who do it best over at RapGenius? Every week, the homies over at the website will takeover Hip-Hop Wired […]