Continuing our last work — a graphical look into the chart toppers of 2008 and 2018 — we thought we would foray into the world of NLP and text classification by trying to predict a song’s genre from its lyrics. We had already made web scrapers to get songs’ information from Billboard and their lyrics from AZLyrics.com. We thought a great corpus of songs already classified by genre would be the Billboard year end genre Hot 100. We combined our scrapers to fetch songs and their lyrics from a year’s top rap (and r&b), pop, country and rock charts. …

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