Examples: Mafioso raps after Raekwon's Cuban Linx, soul samples after The Blueprint, the use of the punchline flow after Big Sean's "Supa Dupa Lemonade," everyone rapping over Lex Luger–type beats after "Hard In Da Paint"

You might be a rapper if... you've dedicated your life to replicating someone else's. If Jay-Z created the blueprint, and you're just trying to follow it. You're trying so hard that you're the Memphis Bleek to Memphis Bleek.