Source: Andreessen Horowitz Invests $15M In Text Annotation Startup Rap Genius | TechCrunch
Stashed in: @bhorowitz, Hip Hop, @a16z, Oh snap!, Rap Genius
Rap Genius = "crowdsourced explanations of lyrics and historical texts.”
And now they have $15 million from rap connoisseurs A16Z.
Today I learned that there are a half dozen versions of "99 Problems".
Jay Z's "99 Problems" is still my favorite.
In honor of their fundraising, let us watch Jay-Z's "99 Problems" video...
See also: Is "99 Problems" legally accurate?
Ben Horowitz explains why Rap Genius has a future:
"Rap Future is creating an alternative to hyperlinks."
An example is this annotated State of the Union:
Even Grantland loves this investment!
Grantland points out this tweet: “maybe now that rap genius got their google bomb prize money they can afford to hire people who actually know things about rap music.”
Two reasons why Groupon can succeed as a long lasting business.
Eliminate all the gatekeepers! ~Jeff Bezos
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