RapGenius.com✡, formerly known as RapExegesis.com is the result after Wikipedia' s and Post-it-mark's heated unprotected lovemaking session. This unholy bastardization would grow into Rap Geniusfounded in 2009 by a group of Yale☪ trustfunders during the height of an Adderall binge. Rap Genius presents itself as a self-declared guide to "the meaning of rap, R&B, and soul lyrics" which allows anyone to provide their explanations of popular hip-hop song lyrics. In addition to hip-hop and rap, Rap Genius later created sections dedicated to deciphering rock and poetry from at least 100 years ago. The sites worst enemy is the userbase itself which exclusively consists of furries. They have merely filled their lives with BDSM jiffing so it is only expected that they overanalyze or completely misinterpret what successful artists have to say.
Rap Genius also has a large collection of Lil B lyrics, most of which are ruined by tumblr users peppering the annotations with meme images and Based God gifs. RapGenius.com is owned by the very obnoxious, useless, Iranian Jew Mahbod Moghadam✡, the shitty Ruby coder Tom Lehman✡ and the Malcolm X loving wigger Ilan Zechory✡, who all met at Yale University✡.
How it works
After registration, users (referred to as "scholars") go about submitting lyrics (with no verification process) and/or annotations. All of this goes towards building up their "Rap IQ™" which, once elevated after thousands of explanations of "teaching bitches how to swim" are submitted, will grant users editor access, or if they've done a very good job, they receive moderator access.
What you can learn at Rap Genius
- Tyler the Creator has no dignity. He fucks bitches without condoms because he doesn’t give a fuck
- Also Danny’s dick is in your bitches mouth like Squirdward’s clarinet is in Squidwards mouth when he plays (blows) it.
- Drinking bleach will kill you
- Fans are fond of offering Lil B (aka BasedGod) their girlfriends for sex
Rap Genius is 2deep4u
Some argue that Rap Genius is inherently racist in that it assigns to a demographic predominantly composed of anonymous overeducated white pussies the task of deciphering rap lyrics written by African-Americans or white performers appropriating African-American colloquialisms. However, some Rap Genius "scholars" go further than merely translating niggerspeak to intelligible English, demonstrating a sincere appreciation for the poetic devices employed by performers of hip hop music by waxing philosophical and reading into rap lyrics "deep meanings" that probably weren't actually fucking intended to begin with.
For examples of such pretentious navel-gazing annotations, check out the annotations for "Yonkers" by Tyler, the Creator, which expound upon the linguistic devices and cultural references at play in Odd Future's "Golf Wang" slogan and how every fucking line of the song is a "paradox" simply because Tyler referenced paradoxes in the song once. How fucking deep can a song with lyrics like "making crack rocks out of pussy nigga fishbones" really be, you fucks? Wait, don't answer that.
—Rap Genius' explanation for one fucking line from a rap song.
Owned By Google
On 25th December 2013, Google✡ owned RapGenius.com by punishing them for ugly and blackhat SEO. The mastermind Mahbod Moghadam who does nothing than harm to the site decides he wanted to train his Jewish skill to level 99, and started to offer Twitter shoutouts on the official Rap Genius twitter in exchange for blog links which is one of the oldest SEO tricks in the book. RapGenius.com thought that their Jewish connection to Google would help them, but the search giant showed no mercy and punished their shitty Ruby coded site and unleashed the wrath of a thousand angry Nazi's. They went on to cry like this was another shoah and got removed from the blacklist after a few days.
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