27-year-old rapper, named Luke “HYBRiD” Settle, is looking to beat the record for the song with the most lyrics in it. That record is currently held by Eminem’s 2013 track “Rap God,” which features a staggering 1,560 words, and lasts six minutes and four seconds. Those numbers put “Rap God” at 4.28 words per second.
Another U.K. rapper, Harry Shotta, put out a song in 2015 with 1,771 words over the course of six minutes and 23 seconds, but Guinness still recognizes Em as the record-holder, which is for Most Words In a Hit Single. (“Hit” being the operative word there, since Em’s track debuted at #7 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and well, Shotta’s didn’t)
“Untouchable,” the record HYBRiD plans to record, will last approximately six minutes and will pack in 1,700 words (which, notably, is still fewer than Shotta’s).
“As it stands there are 1,700 lyrics in my song ‘Untouchable’ which should have a run time of six minutes which equals 4.7 words a second,” HYBRiD said while speaking with Spalding Today. “Obviously this could change during the recording process and that could mean that I increase the amount of words rapped per second to even five or more.”
Earlier in the month, HYBRiD shared about a minute’s worth of audio from “Untouchable” via Twitter.
“I’m looking forward to #recording more of this #track over the #weekend With an estimated 1,700 #lyrics to #record I’ll be very busy!,” he tweeted on July 14.