For now, please have a look at our Interactive Artist Map — this will form the basis of the 3rdAI Hip Hop Research Engine which we hope to launch in January for Beta Testing with a massive lyric database and AI-assisted search tools. If you’d like to join us as an approved beta tester, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a short note about yourself and your skillz.
Have a look at the Interactive Artist Map — zoom in, zoom out, click, drag, and hover — and let us know if you have any additions or corrections at email@example.com. Most of the data in the map is sourced from Wikipedia and refreshed weekly, so there are plenty of disambiguation kinks and decisions we’re still working out, but we’re excited to have a decent prototype for you to get into. The way our man on the ones and zeros, Shyam, has built it will always have up-to-date info from Wikipedia’s massive archive, so if there’s info you don’t see here, the other thing you can do is update the Wiki pages for your favorite artists (or make yerself a page! We’ll get discogs data up eventually too… thanks to UKRapMap for that tip and much more). In any case, while the CIPHER Team is constantly working to clean and improve this data, we’d appreciate your help from wherever you are in the world!
Take it for a spin!