Proof that hip-hop artists really do like big butts

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Well, butts of any size, really. And bums, and booty. But they’re not so keen on clitoris. This, at least, is the implication from some truly groundbreaking research published online at a site called Fleshmap.

It’s analysed thousands of song lyrics to find how often specific body parts are mentioned, producing visual charts for each. So in the case of hip-hop, “ass” is in 23.64% of songs, followed by “head” (22.81%), “hand” (21.79%) and “eye” (19.3%). Clitoris is only in 0.18% of songs, although that may be due to rhyming difficulties rather than ignorance of basic female biology. Possibly.

How about alternative music? It’s all about the eyes (12.42%), followed by hands (10.22%) and heads (7.72%). Ass comes low down the list with 1.48%, although that’s better than in the gospel genre, where only 0.62% of songs mention it. Actually, that’s higher than we would’ve guessed…

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