Fastest rap in a hit single
7.5 total number
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In the third verse of Eminem’s (USA, b. Marshall Mathers III) No.1 single “Godzilla”, the rapper squeezes 225 words into one 30-second segment – that’s a rapid 7.5 words per second! “Godzilla” (2020) smashed the record he set as a guest on Nicki Minaj’s “Majesty” (2018), when he spat out 78 words in 12 seconds (6.5 words per second), which in turn eclipsed his performance on the 2013 hit “Rap God” (97 words in 15 seconds; 6.46 words per second).

The verse in question begins with the line “Fill ‘em with the venom and eliminate ‘em” (2 min 57 sec into the track) and finishes with the line “I’m not afraid to pull the…” (concluding at 3 min 27 sec).

Including the section of verse 3 from the line “Trigger happy, pack heat, but it’s black ink” (from 2 min 45 sec), Eminem raps 284 words in 42 seconds for an average of 6.76 words per second – faster than “Majesty” and “Rap God”.

In total, the 3-min 31-sec “Godzilla” contains 959 words from start to end (an average of 4.54 words per second) – considerably less than the 1,560 words that appear in the 6-min 4-sec “Rap God” (an average of 4.28 words per second), which retains the title for the most words in a hit single.

The 12-second rap in Nicki Minaj’s “Majesty”, taken from her 2018 album Queen, starts with the line “You ain’t dealin’ with a fuckin’ featherweight” at 2 min 27 sec. It concludes with “I’ma get a special place” at 2 min 39 sec.

“Godzilla” is taken from Eminem’s chart-topping album Music to be Murdered by (2020) and features the late rapper Juice WRLD on the choruses. The album also includes the hits “Those Kinda Nights” (feat. Ed Sheeran) and “Darkness”.