The 6 Biggest Cursers in Music

Holy [expletive], that's a lot of [expletive] curse words.
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2016 6:31 PM CST
The 6 Biggest Cursers in Music
Diplo: Big fan of dirty words.   (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP)

It might be time to retire the phrase "curse like a sailor" in favor of "curse like a rapper." Musixmatch analyzed nearly 10 million words from 361 artists across eight genres to find out who is the swearing-est musician in the world. Musixmatch determined lyrics average about one profanity every 152 words. That's only slightly higher than in normal speech. Hip-hop artists cursed the most, and country musicians the least. Here are the top six most frequent cursers in music:

  1. Diplo: A profanity every 14 words.
  2. Chief Keef: A profanity every 20 words.
  3. Dr. Dre: A profanity every 21 words.
  4. NWA: A profanity every 22 words.
  5. A$AP Rocky: A profanity every 23 words.
  6. Young Thug: A profanity every 25 words.
Read the full story here. (More cursing stories.)

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