Ever wonder when the term “twerk” was first used in rap, and when it became mainstream slang? What about the number of times rappers have shouted out Obama? Well, for all of the curious hip-hop heads out there, Rap Genius has your solution. Rap Stats is a new tool offered by one of the most comprehensive lyric websites, and will allow you to figure out patterns of the history of rap trends through its lyrics.

How Rap Stats, our brand-new tool, can help you figure out the migratory patterns of drug dealers, when hip-hop became big business, and whether money really is over bitches

Perform your own searches at http://rapgenius.com/rapstats and tweet your favorites with the #RapStats hashtag!

Check out some of the sample searches below. The more you know, right?

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