API Final Project

Originally,  my idea was to create an interactive hip hop game. I sketched out an idea like so. The plan: Populate lyrics from MusicMatch API Create a drop down field with several artist The user logs in and a word cloud of lyrics would  appear followed by a drop down allowing the player to select the…

New Poetic Form

I created a new poetic form titled “Boundaries” based on lyrics extracted from rapper Eminem’s song “Stan”. Stan is a song about an obsessed fan who becomes increasingly upset through a series of letters in an attempt to gain Eminem’s attention. Running Boundaries renders three different outputs that challenged my  perception of what I considered…

The digital cut-up

For this assignment, we were asked to creatively rearrange the contents of any given text. I chose to use the lyrics from the song “Hey Ya“, by André 3000. I used the .strip method to clean the data and remove new line characters. Once it was digestible, I was able to read (sing) the lyrics…

Create your own poetry generator

For this assignment, I decided to use lyrics from “Nas is Like” by Nas. Nas began his music career in 1991 and has been extremely influential in the rap culture and entertainment industry since he dropped his début album illmatic in 1994. He is a phenomenal storyteller, with the ability to play with words and…