You'll be surprised to find out who tops the list
2Pac Falls Way Sort
A really interesting section of the study comes around the 3,900 word mark. Here, within a range of 20 unique words difference, you will find Snoop Dogg, 2Pac and… Kanye West. Keep in mind that Shakespeare’s unique word count was clocked at 5,170.
Strong, But a Ways Off
With 4,371 uniquely used words was Ice Cube. The prolific rapper/actor hangs around the same club house as fellow wordsmiths: Biz Markie (4,313), Puff Daddy (4,419), and The Game (4,414).
Eminem also falls around here despite his renown verbal acrobatics, with 4,494.
Now it’s Getting Real
The amount of rappers that fall between the 4,500 and 5,000 word category is the largest in the study. Acts like Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, A Tribe Called Quest, and KRS-One fall around this area just shy of Shakespeare’s count.
Surprisingly, but still impressively, machine-gun-mouthed Tech N9ne, Ludacris, and Busta Rhymes fall just short of the 5,000 word milestone.