vocabhiphop

When you were growing up and pretending to be a rapper, your lines probably included a lot of basic rhymes. You probably have a cassette somewhere that starts with, “My name is (blank) and I’m here to say, ” and then it proceeds to rhyme “say” with “day” or “way.” The pros have a slightly larger lexicon. The latest print from Pop Chart Lab highlights 100 lyricists and color-codes them by the amount of unique words used in their first 35,000 lyrics (around 3-5 albums). The poster was created with the help of Matt Daniels, and was adopted from his original “Largest Vocabulary in Hip-Hop.” Apparently Aesop Rock has never repeated a word.

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Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.