“You wanna know how to rhyme you better learn how to add It’s mathematics” — Mighty Mos Def
“You wanna know how to rhyme you better learn how to add It’s mathematics” — Mighty Mos Def
“You wanna know how to rhyme you better learn how to add
It’s mathematics” — Mighty Mos Def

No musical art-form is as competitive as rap. The best rappers are known to flex their metal, backing on their rhyming skills, and there are rap battles all over the globe, and no Hip-Hop fan has ever shied away from expressing their Top 5 MCs. All art is subjective specially one which relies so heavily on poetry and lyricism, such as RAP which translates to Rhythm and Poetry. But can we actually determine an All Time Top 5, keeping all the subjectivity aside only based on rhyming skills.

Now however much a Hip-Hop fan would love a rap battle between Rakim and Kendrik; which is sort of disrespectful to the OGs who are the genesis of this culture, it’s also practically and chronologically impossible to have a battle of bars involving every rapper ever. So I put my NLP skills to use and came up with BarBreakDown, a software which mathematically scores a song/verse/bar on the basis of rhymes and finds the best bar from the song. …

Bhaskar Arun

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