The Most Profane Artists In Music Have Been Revealed

Lil Wayne

Those angry, angry young men.

I don’t think I’ve ever really asked the question of who swears the most in their music, but now that the answer is available thanks to a study by Musixmatch I was eager to know the answer.

There were actually two separate categories: those who have the most swear words in all their songs and those who have the highest swear word to lyric ratio. Let’s check out most total swear words first.

The winner of this one is of course Lil Wayne, mainly due to the fact that he has so many damn songs. He’s followed up by Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes and T.I. I suppose it’s no real surprise that rappers are dominating this list is it?

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Chief Keef In Concert

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When you look at the frequency of swearing it’s a similar story, although completely different names at the top of the chart. Chief Keef comes in at the top, dropping a swear bomb every 20 words in his songs, and he’s then followed by Dr. Dre, N.W.A, A$AP Rocky and Young Thug. Those angry, angry young men.

When it comes to other genres, Korn are the sweariest heavy metal band and Green Day are the most profane rock band. That was kind of surprising to me as although they swore a lot in their early days I don’t really see it happening so much anymore, and I would have assumed there were some new bands that did it more.

It turns out I might be right because the study only looked at 361 of the most Googled artists, so it isn’t really that substantial. I suppose that also means that someone actually looked through all their lyrics and counted them to find this out, rather than using a fancy computer algorithm like I assumed. Losers.


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