Fig. 14. Average dip length of “Who Shot Ya” (solid line) versus “Hit ‘Em Up” (dotted line)

From Rhymes in the Flow: How Rappers Flip the Beat by Macklin Smith and Aurko Joshi

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  • American Studies
  • Literary Studies:Poetry and Poetry Criticism
  • Music:Popular Music
  • African American Studies
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  • Fig. 14. Average dip length of “Who Shot Ya” (solid line) versus “Hit ’Em Up” (dotted
    line). Range of dip lengths from .5 to 2.5 syllables. Length from the center signifes the
    number of syllabic events within the dip > 0.