Phrasing & Cadence in Biggie’s Rhymes & everyday life

A language learner and musician recently alerted me to a clip about how Biggie’s rhymes woud mimic the drum solo of a particular jazz musician – I think it’s something we all instinctively know but never directly think about. The clip was easy to find and is as good as I’d hoped. 👇🏿

Having watched the Biggie clip the bayesian conditional algorithms kicked in and suggested this 👇🏿

I think the bebop drummer mentioned as the Biggie inspiration was Hank Mobley 👇🏿

And something a bit more formal on phrasing – a term I’ve heard but never investigated

I remember a voice & tv presenter coach once telling me that one has to earn the right to speak. He frequently invoked the idea of cadence.

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