Company Overview

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Founded:
August 26, 2009
Founders:
Tom Lehman, Ilan Zechory, Mahbod Moghadam
Headquarters:
Brooklyn, NY
Funding:
$16.80M
Categories:
Music

Rap Genius is a website dedicated to the annotation and interpretation of rap lyrics.

Description

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Rap Genius is your guide to the meaning of rap lyrics.

You can listen to songs, read their lyrics, and click the lines that interest you for pop-up explanations – we have thousands of canonical rap songs explained (2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z – even the beginning of the Torah..).

Our aim is not to translate rap into “nerdspeak”, but rather to critique rap as poetry.

Anyone can create an account and start explaining rap. Highlight any line to explain it yourself, suggest changes to existing explanations, and put up your favorite new songs.

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.. just like a hip-hop Wikipedia..

Current Team (4)

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Board Members and Advisors (1)

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Funding Rounds (3) - $16.80M

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Offices/Locations (2)

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  • RG West

    6343 via Escondido drive

    Malibu, CA 90265

    USA

  • NYC HQ

    184 kent ave #c702

    Brooklyn, NY 11249

    USA

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