Fig. 11. Comparing Biggie (dashed line) with other New York City-based rappers (dotted line), with range of dip length from .2 to 1.5 syllables

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

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  • Music:Popular Music
  • American Studies
  • African American Studies
  • Literary Studies:Poetry and Poetry Criticism
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  • Fig. 11. Comparing Biggie (dashed line) with other New York City-based rappers (dotted
    line), with range of dip length from .2 to 1.5 syllables. Length from the center signifes the
    number of syllabic events within the dip > 0.