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Kanye West, Beyoncé Lyrics at 3rd Grade Level

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that the music of today contains simple lyrics.

But just how simple are they?

Well according to a study conducted by Seat Smart, some of your favorite performers don’t even rhyme at the fourth grade reading level.

In fact, music is getting stupider.

The study found that song lyrics, especially those in hip-hip songs, are at a third grade level. And song intelligence has been on the decline since 2005.

Country music has the highest reading level lyrics, while pop and rock are tied. Eminem has the most advanced lyrics. They cap at just under the fourth grade level. In the bottom three: Chris Brown, Kanye West and Beyoncé.

Click here to read the full report.