Rap Genius is your guide to the meaning of rap lyrics (basically the internet version of the nerd-ass “rap dictionary” dorm-mate you had in college).

You can listen to songs, read their lyrics, and click the lines that interest you for pop-up explanations – we have thousands of canonical rap songs explained (2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z – even the beginning of the Torah..)

Our aim is not to translate rap into “nerdspeak”, but rather to critique rap as poetry


Date Type Amount Investors Valuation
10/01/12 Other 15M Andreessen Horowitz Unknown