2Pac’s All Eyez on Me takes the top spot with 905 swears.
The number crunchers over at Best Tickets have used their analytic toolkit for a study that would make the Parents Music Resource Center blush: a comprehensive look of the most profane artists and albums in popular rap music.
Using the five rap albums deemed more influential or important (based on sales figures, name recognition, “hit density” and more) from the years 1985 to 2013, the study found an average of 217.7 “cuss words” per album.
While 2Pac notched the top two spots on the rap album list (for All Eyez on Me and Until the End of Time), Too $hort’s Raw, Uncut & X-Rated lives up to its title with the most profanity per song. Southern rap heavyweights Geto Boys, Scarface and Juvenille were named most profane artists.
The study also graphed profanity, use of “the N-word,” homophobia and misogyny over the same period. Unsurprisingly, Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP not only made 2000 the most lyrically homophobic year, but it was “BY FAR the most homophobic album” in the study. Similarly, Raw, Uncut & X-Rated was the study’s most misogynistic album, with 26.4 misogynistic profanities per song.
Check out the full study (with charts and downloadable data) over at Best Tickets.