"You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge."
- Straight Outta Compton, NWA
Google Maps Street View allows anyone to explore any hood anywhere. Rap music seems the most geographically aware of music forms. So what better idea than to map rap songs so listeners can virtually explore the locations being rapped about on Google Maps?
Rapmaps does it exactly that. It is a mashup of Google Maps and YouTube rap videos. The videos are geo-tagged by their location. So when Kam sings Watts Riot you can now explore Watts on the map in Street View at the same time as watching the video.
Other Music Maps
- Copenhagen Music - songs about different locations in Copenhagen
- Music About London - songs about different locations in London
- Word Magazine Album Covers Map
- MappaMusica - discover the favourite artists of different countries
- Grüvr - find live music fast
- Music Torture Map - a map of music misused by torturers.