‘Mo Salah’ lyrics

Nov 15, 2021 | Gems

In early January 2018, the first well-known hip hop reference to footballer Mo Salah appeared. It quickly spread across the globe, with artist in other countries using the footballer as a reference point for excellence – most of them comparing themselves to Mo Salah in their own fields. This data visualisation shows some of the major references, and how referencing Mo Salah travels internationally as a gem of hip hop knowledge.

-Steve Gamble