Erinem / Iconic!
Iconic! is the latest single released by Erinem. Immediately after finishing the Y.B.A.L.A. album in March of 2022, Erinem began work on a new showcase single. That single became Iconic! and would take five months to complete. That is the same amount of time she spent making the entirety of her previous EP. The long hours and overwhelming amount of work was all spent on perfecting the last 30 seconds of the song, which has world-record-breaking fast rapping.
In the last 29.82 seconds of the track, Erinem raps at an average of 11.20 syllables per second, which is also an average of 7.54 words per second. Erinem realized that the beat for this song was 166 bpm, which is the same tempo of the song "Godzilla" by Eminem featuring Juice WRLD. Because that song currently holds the Guinness World Record for "fastest verse in a hit rap song" Erinem knew she could go marginally faster for the same amount of time.
The record holds that the last 29.82 seconds of "Godzilla" is the fastest verse in a hit rap song, with Eminem rapping an average of 10.65 syllables per second. When Erinem realized he had accomplished this by putting one syllable on every 16th note for the entirety of those 30 seconds, she knew she could do the same, and beat the record by adding in a 17th syllable in a few key places.
She also discovered that the record was inaccurate, undercutting the actual speed that Eminem was rapping at during the fast part of "Godzilla" by almost half a syllable per second. Eminem's true average syllable per second speed in the last 29.82 seconds of "Godzilla" is 11.0664 syllables per second. Erinem still beats his speed, with her last 29.82 seconds of Iconic! coming in at 11.2005 syllables per second.
If Iconic! becomes a hit song, she will take the world record. But, Erinem says she didn't attempt to go faster in order to take the world record from Eminem, but rather, she did it because she likes to challenge herself against the greats at their greatest.
Iconic! will be released August 19th, 2022 at midnight in your time zone.
THE SOURCE MAGAZINE SAYS...
"Erinem has attained a level of penmanship that is above humanly possible. Her new album Y.B.A.L.A. has the potential to break the industry."
— The Source Magazine
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"If I win, it's cuz I was driven. I worked hard,
like it was my job, one I had to pay to do,
and this shit still ain't earned me a living,
but it's all I wanna do"