By Xeni Jardin at 11:46 am Mon, Sep 20, 2010
What a labor of love. But no TRUE rap name taxonomy could be complete without…
*Grandwizzard Theodore (Titles/Honorifics)
*Heavy D (Physical or Metaphysical Attributes–>Size–>Large)
*Phife Dawg (Animal, Vegetable, Mineral–>Animal–>Doggs)
*Grandmaster Melle Mel (Titles/Honorifics–>Masters)(Wordplay–>Repetition)
*Leaders of the New School (Titles/Honorifics–>Schooling)(Physical or Metaphysical Attributes–>Virtues–>Intellect)…
AND MANY MORE!
My favorite semantic grouping is “Guys Named Rob”
Uhhh hello!!! Madlib (Wordplay), DOOM (lol not sure Similarity to Cartoon Character)
aww, $30 to ship a piece of paper to the good old U of K?
Eminem is under gustatory, two letters and repetition.
It was reassuring to see the first comment. It means I wasn’t only one spotting who was missing. Impossible task to get everyone of course. This is superb all the same.
I think Dr. Ice should be added. Sue me.
And what self-respecting nexus of hip-hop and nerdery would mistake DJ Dangermouse for MC Dangermouse?!
Where is Eminem? Not under alphanumeric?
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