Big Data on Music State by State


If you rank things by state, people go nuts. It's a fact of life that we all scramble down any list to see what Tennessee or Memphis have beautifully screwed up now. The latest in these sensations is the state-by-state map of distinctive musical acts peculiar to each state ... or something. In the great American tradition, everybody reposted and formed opinions about the thing long before anybody figured out the methodology of the study. What do we know? What we already knew: White Southern girls love gangsta rap. I bet $20 that, if Haslam or Ramsey have a daughter between 20 and 40, the girl can drop at least five hip-hop songs word-for-word. Or she went to bible college, one of those.

Here, read this crazy map thing. Then read the even crazier breakdown by someone in Nashville done on a slow news day. 

And props to Juicy J for keeping Stacey Campfield real. 

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