a tool for understanding & appreciating hip hop literary excellence


Rap music is seen as unintelligent and is not valued as an art form.


Rap that promotes prominent use of literary elements and forward thinking needs to receive more attention to combat the negative stereotype.


Illiterature. A tool that emphasizes the literary elements in rap songs in order to promote intelligent hip hop.



  • Search for artists
  • Short bio information
  • Music player
  • Freely roam the tool or set it to automatically scroll through lyrics as it plays the song.
  • Displays metaphor, personification, rhyme, rhythm, and theme.
  • Full screen mode