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STUDY: 2001 Was Rap Music’s Most Profane Year


• A study examined rap albums from 1985 to 2013 for profanity

• The year 2001 topped the list as the most profane year of hip-hop music

• The 2001 album list included Ja Rule’s Pain is Lovealbum, Nas’ Stillmatic, Jay Z The Blueprint, Tupac’s Until the End of Time and Ludacris’ Word of Mouf

• Luda and the late Tupac had the biggest potty mouths, averaging 30.86 and 27.21 curses per song respectively on the two albums

• In all the albums examined in the 28 year span, 2,295 songs were reviewed and a total of 31,564 cuss words on 145 albums with an average of 218 curses per album were found.