Rap Genius' founders are launching a breaking news offshoot called News Genius, they revealed during TechCrunch's Disrupt conference.
Though it's unclear what exactly the feature will offer, co-founder Mahbod Moghadam urged the audience to follow its Twitter account @newsgenius for a better idea. So far, News Genius appears to be rolled into Rap Genius and postulate on news from all eras. There's analysis of an FBI report that purportedly led to actress Jean Seberg's miscarriage and subsequent suicide, and speculation as to why NBA center Jason Collins finally came out.
A lot of Rap Genius users are probably scratching their heads right now, wondering why they're seeing this stuff next to a breakdown of Xhibit's "3 Card Molly" lyrics.