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Ever wondered why JAY-Z, NAS and 50 CENT don't rap like SNOOP, GAME and NIPSEY?

—It’s because they don’t speak the same.

Our #HipHopLinguistics research on this is out now in Language and Speech (doi.org/10.1177/002383…)!

And here's a thread with the abridged version.

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@nienke_hoeksema @wanderlowie Any hip-hop fan can tell you West Coast and East Coast hip-hop sound different. There’s lots of reasons for this, but an important one is how rappers from these regions actually rap: their #flow.

Flow can be defined as the #rhythm and #melody of rap.

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@nienke_hoeksema @wanderlowie Hip-hop is closely linked to the language variety of African-American English (AAE). We know that West Coast AAE and East Coast AAE don’t sound the same, but we don’t really know how they differ regarding #prosody.

Prosody is defined as the #rhythm and #melody of speech.

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