The CEO of My Company, Genius, Must Be Black

When Tom and I started Genius in 2009, we wanted to build something that would grow bigger than rap lyrics. The first 4 songs I annotated on RapExegesis, as it was originally called, were rap songs. However, the 5th one was Elton John’s “Rocket Man”, the 6th was The Eagles’ “Hotel California”, and the 7th was a poem, the first non-lyrics post on the site – Emily Dickinson’s “I’m Nobody! Who Are You?”

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