I consider myself a rap nerd, wholly able to quote lines and lyrics from acts ranging from AZ to Lil' Zane. When I saw The Rap Test, a new online quiz developed by 21-year-old programmer/developer Danny Friday, I knew that the time had come to showcase my skills.
It works like this: Choose a lyric quiz, for Kanye West, Jay Z, Drake, Meek Mill, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar or Drake. You'll then have to identify the song from a snippet of a song. You get points for speed and accuracy and lose points for wrong answers. Get it done fast enough and you move on to the next level. It sounds easy and for the first few levels, it totally is. Around level 8 or so, things start to get a little tricky. The test does a great job of selecting tunes from major songs and lesser known mixtape tracks. While I didn't get to the other ones, I was surprised to see that the Drake test includes Internet-only releases like "Draft Day Freestyle" and "5 a.m. in Toronto," and the Kanye test features tracks from his "Freshman Adjustment" tape back in 2005.
You can play The Rap Test here. Try and see if you can get past my level 9 score on the Kanye test. I would have gone further, but I had to stop to write this stupid post. THANKS, JERKS.
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