Eminem has a bigger vocabulary than Bob Dylan, according to new study
Even though Bob Dylan was deemed one of the best songwriters of his generation, it turns out that rappers like Eminem and Jay Z have bigger vocabularies than the rock star. According to a new study by Musixmatch, Eminem has the biggest vocabulary out of his fellow 93 best-selling musicians — and Kenny G has the smallest.
The study looked at the 99 of the best-selling musicians in 25 different genres and how many words are said in their 100 most word-heavy songs.
The results showed that rappers topped the list: Eminem landed at No. 1 with 8,818 words, while Jay Z came in behind him with 6,899. Tupac got third place with 6,569. Kanye West and Bob Dylan round out the top five, while the Spice Girls, Bruno Mars and Kenny G make up the bottom three.
Though Dylan was bested by Eminem, Jay Z, Tupac and Kanye, he was still the only non-rapper in the top six. See all the results — along with how Musixmatch determined them — here.