Rap Genius decides who wins these classic video game rivalries

by: Randy -
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Rap music is pop culture. And, for better or worse, rappers tend to have their fingers on the pulse of pop culture at the same time. It's a vicious/benign cycle, depending on your take.

Rap Genius is a site dedicated to the annotation and interpretation of rap lyrics. It runs on user-generated content, operating on a format not completely unlike Wikipedia. Rap Genius just recently added Rap Stats, a tool that plots words appearing in rap songs from 1988 through the present day.

So we took a look at our favorite pastime -- video games, duh -- to see who's "winning," via how frequently rap artists mention them. You can do your own searches over at rapgenius.com/rapstats. Don't feel limited by the subject matter either. Well, to a certain extent. I found absolutely zero references to "volume conversion constants," "Ruth Bader Ginsburg," or the "floor is lava!" So, temper your research, armed with that knowledge.
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