In Brief

The Magnificent Map of Rap Names is thorough and enormous guide to the semantics of the various artists' monikers, and spans over seven square feet.

Created by Pop Chart Lab, The Magnificent Map of Rap is a limited-edition print and an incredible homage to the culture’s talented MCs. This newest addition to the infographic medium steps in where the 2010 print, Grand Taxonomy Of Rap Names, left off – offering a ridiculously comprehensive web of 636 hip-hop names organizing rappers by physical or metaphysical characteristics, audacious misspelling, wordplay, royalty and so on.

The entire seven square foot map is mind-boggling in its detail, as well as in its ability to create interconnected sub-genres of semantics where trends arose in era, rap style, and even political climate. View the full-sized version in all its glory here.

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