Friday June 22, 2018

Rap Genius Site Receives $15M in #VC Funding

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Rap Genius, the Brooklyn-based site that annotates rap lyrics via crowdsourcing, received $15 million in funding from the VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. Since Netscape founder Marc Andreessen is a big donor to Republican campaigns, some wonder whether his financial backing will undermine the street cred of Rap Genius. But the founders have a bigger goal in mind—they want to annotate the world.