The legendary rapper Marshall Mathers, also known as Eminem lost his No. 1 position to United Kingdom’s Harry Shotta. The UK rapper now holds the Guinness World Record for having the most words in a single hit song.
Shotta’s 2015 song “Animal” surpassed Eminem’s “Rap God”, which claimed the Guinness World record in 2013. The UK rapper produced his song with Phantasy and Dextone, together know as “The Harry Shotta Show”.
“Animal” contains a total of 1,771 words packed in a six-minute-and-nine-second track. Eminem’s “Rap God” on the other hand had 1,560 words packed into a six-minute-and-four-second song, as reported by UKF.
So we're OFFICIALLY in the Guinness Book of World Records for Animal!
That's mental, check the full story on @UKF
— Harry Shotta (@HarryShotta) September 15, 2016
However, Slim Shady still retains the No. 1 spot in terms of supersonic rap speed. His single had 4.28 words per second compared to Shotta’s 4.79 words per second.
“We just did it for the fun and highlight the UK’s contribution to rapping. Some people saw it as a dis to Eminem but it wasn’t. He’s one of the greatest rappers of all time! I hope he saw the video and enjoyed it!” Harry said on breaking Marshall Mathers’ record.
“Rap God” was inducted into the Guinness book of World record in 2013 after Eminem’s eighth album “The Marshall Mathers LP2” was released in November, the same year. The single blockbuster hit was nominated for the Best Rap Performance in that years’ Grammy Award.
Compared to Slim Shady’s hit, Shotta’s single released on BBC Radio 1Xtra on June 2015. The video has received a monumental 1.4 million views on YouTube since it was uploaded online.
Video courtesy: SBTV: Music/YouTube.com
It has to be noted that Ocean Wisdom, another rapper from the UK tried to unseat Eminem from his No. 1 position with his song “Walkin”. The song contained 932 words and was three-minutes-and-47-seconds long.
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