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.”