Rap Genius

Rick Rubin Annotates Kanye West And Jay Z Songs On Genius

Even as men behind curtains go, Rick Rubin is one of the most mysterious. The legendary producer and Def Jam founder has taken another step toward revealing his secrets, though, by annotating a series of songs for the website Genius. Although his insight comes mostly on the subject of material he pr…
The Cleveland Cavaliers Owner Invested $40 Million In Genius

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has been riding a hot hand lately. After re-signing NBA megastar LeBron James, Gilbert revealed that he invested $40 million into the "Genius Project," formerly known as Rap Genius. Gilbert made the announcement via his blog, Choose Thinking, explainin…
‘Rap Genius’ Changed Its Website Name
The controversial hip-hop lyric and annotation site Rap Genius, who just signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell, has changed its name to Genius,the website announced today.
"Welcome to Genius.com, the brand-new hub for all the Genius communities (Rap Genius, Rock Genius, Lit…
Rap Genius Just Released Their iPhone App
Just a couple days after their partnership with Universal Music Publishing Group, Rap Genius is now available as an app. The app will provide the same functionality as the website—reveal references, define unusual terms, break down technical aspects of songs, and give context to songs—an…
Rap Genius Partners With Universal Music Publishing Group
Last year, Rap Genius was in hot water after the site was accused of not having the appropriate licenses to legally publish song lyrics on their site. Now, the database has partnered with Universal Music Publishing Group.
By agreeing on terms with Universal and joining forces with Sony in November, R…
Will Rap Genius Be Shut Down?
Hip-hop lyric sites across the Internet could be at risk of being shut down.
The National Music Publishers Association has sent out take-down notices to 50 lyric sites, including popular site Rap Genius. The notices claim that the sites do not have the publishing rights to post lyrics...
Nas Is Helping People Find Jobs
Nasty Nas has been spreading his money around in a series of investments of late, most recently with a San Francisco startup that aims to help people in their job search. The company, called Proven, has built an app that allows people to apply to jobs using their smartphones, simplifying the process…
Rap Genius Tracks Trends In Rap
Rap Genius is launching Rap Stats, which is their version of Google Trends for every rap song in its catalog, going back to 1988. Search a word in Rap Stats, and you'll get a grid of how frequently that word has been used in rap. Ever wonder how often the word "swagg" has been…