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Exclusive: Mahbod Moghadam Reveals Rocky Origins of Rap Genius

Rap Genius cofounders Tom Lehman, Ilan Zechory and Mahbod Moghadam.

(adapted from Chapter 5 of  entitled Rap Jesus)

When Rap Genius started in 2009, the name was Rap Exegesis — the words “Rap Exegesis” were literally the first words that came out of my mouth when Tom (Lehman — my co-founder/BFF) presented me with the concept. We worked on the site for six months with this name, and even though we loved it, we knew it would someday have to change because: Read More

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Just Give Up on Your Dreams Now Because ‘Rich Kids of Instagram’ Is Becoming a Novel

The cover. (Photo: Tumblr)

Since it’s never too early to start planning your summer reading list, get excited about Rich Kids of Instagram…the novel

Yep, pieces of paper sewn together consisting of sentences about the lives of ostentatious teenagers who have too much money for their own good will be a thing that exists in this sick, cruel world. It will be released next June, presumably staged front and center at Urban Outfitters stores in malls everywhere. Read More