Fig. 15. Lil Wayne’s varied style (indicated by the dashed grey line) compared to Los Angeles-based rappers (dotted line), New York City-based rappers (dashed line) and Atlanta-based rappers (hybrid dashed and 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. 15. Lil Wayne’s varied style (indicated by the dashed gray line) compared to Los
    Angeles-based rappers (dotted line), New York City-based rappers (dashed line) and
    Atlanta-based rappers (hybrid dashed and dotted line). Range of dip length from .5 to 2.5
    syllables. Length from the center signifes the number of syllabic events within the
    dip > 0.