Datamining Hip-Hop’s History

* By Duncan Geere Email Author
* February 20, 2011 |
* 7:41 pm |
* Categories: Crowdsourcing, Media

An artist named Tahir Hemphill wants to datamine 30 years of hip-hop lyrics to provide a searchable index of the genre’s lexicon.

Start Date: 
3 Feb 2011

Eyebeam Resident Tahir Hemphill is hosting a Friendraiser to rally support for the final 10-day stretch of the Hip-Hop Word Count Kickstarter campaignThe party will feature a presentation of the project, music curated from a search of the Hip-Hop Word Count, computers for your Kickstarter donations, and even a giant microphone piñata.

Space is limited. RSVP here:
Questions? Contact staplecrops at gmaildotcom.

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