"Now you can take your hip hop lyrics to the next level with these techniques that will amaze and captivate audiences!"
.....Imagine learning these concepts and being able to perform on stage using these powerful techniques!
In the last lesson we covered basic hip hop rhyming principles but now we are going to take rhyme in rap music and expand on it further because there is more to hip hop than rhyming.
Your rhymes need to be on target to effectively rap to a beat.
This lesson will consist of material that will help you make the most of your rhyming in hip hop.
Since you have made it this far, you have proven that not only you have what it takes to become a great MC but that you are also committed to the learning process of our hip hop lessons.
Are you ready to continue learning the elements that will one day propel your hip hop career?
If you said yes, then continue reading.
II. Rhyming Concepts and Devices
Here are some categories of rhyme that I want you to review and learn:
Perfect Rhymes- Now we all have seen plenty examples of perfect rhymes. It’s a rhyme in which the last part of a word or phrase sounds exactly the same such as: food/dude, clean/seen, car/far, banner/planner, touch/such, green/mean
Slant Rhymes- A rhyme which can have matching vowels but different consonants such as: shark/guard, slow/broke, lice/slide, boat/mode, shine/five, door/board
Alliteration- A literary device in which consecutive, repeating words have the same beginning consonant sounds. Example: The ship sank slowly to the bottom depths, My red ride really delivers speed, Your brown brave beast of a dog saved my life.
All rhymes do not have to always have the same number of syllables such as: congratulation/relation, important/rent, relate/date, singing/bring, microphone/home, Everywhere I go someone is watching me/But I’ll keep my focus and work on my recipe, Tonight is the night the darkness falls/So I’ll stay inside and watch Total Recall, It’s time to hit the clubs tonight/I’ll dress so well that people will say I look dynamite.
You can also rhyme with bigger words: complication/denomination, realization/certification, machinery/glimmering, conspiracy/lyrically, organization/obliteration, transformation/automation, relativity/creativity
*Hip Hop artists not only use their mouths and street cred, they also use their brains and intellect.
III. Rhyme Examples From Hip Hop Artists
Study these examples and the way that they rhyme and listen to the actual songs.
A. Tupac, Dear Mama:
They say I’m wrong and I’m heartless, but all along
I was looking for a father he was gone
B. Biggie, Juicy:
Now homies play me close like butter played toast
From the Mississippi down to the east coast
C. KRS-One, De Automatic:
A true rapper, street rapper, rappin to the center
I enter any cipher, with tales of adventure
D. Shing02, Ultimate High:
In folks you once felt close
Those you care about the most
E. Eminem, No One’s Iller Than Me:
I done lost 100 pounds, I ain’t been eatin’ like I should
This wounded dog in the street is sure looking’ good
F. Diabolic, The Swallowed:
Aimlessly leading your visions are blurred
Foolishly acting you seem so absurd
G. Jin, Learn Chinese:
I wish you would, come to CHINA TOWN
Get lost in town, end up in the lost and found
H. Run DMC, Word Is Born:
Shut up, cause I’m fed up, with this culture
And flyin high in the sky, a big vulture
I. Busta Rhymes, Against All Odds:
Yo, what you want from us Now visualize more of us
Stay toting under my given flavor from Nauticus
J. Cypress Hill, Hits From the Bong
Don’t get me wrong it’s not a new method Inhale, exhale
Just got a ounce in the mail
Now lets review the different kinds of rhymes devices that we studied earlier.
A. Perfect Rhymes-It’s a rhyme in which the last part of a word or phrase sounds exactly the same. Examples: cruel/bull, night/kite, road/toad, fry/try, clam/gram, butter/clutter
B. Slant Rhymes-A rhyme which can have matching vowels but different consonants. Examples: right/glide, song/balm, water/bought her(here’s a different one!), king/beam, milk/dim
C. Alliteration-A literary device in which consecutive, repeating words have the same beginning consonant sounds. Examples: That girl is getting glad that she is about to graduate, Those forest fires fried four acres of land, In my hood you cannot trust those thugs on the corner.
"Strike fear in the hip hop world in no time by learning how to create jaw dropping multi-syllable rhymes!
.....Now is your chance to become a master of multi-rhymes and deliver unrelenting rhymes with this lethal lesson!
Multi-rhymes are among the most advanced concepts of rhyming in the world of hip hop.
Also known as Multiple Syllable Rhyming, they can give you even more tools that can allow you to write unpredictable rhymes.
Multi-Syllable Rhymes-Rhyming that occurs in more than one syllable and can occur in 2, 3, 4 or more syllables.
It just takes a little more work to create multi-rhymes but they are definitely worth the extra effort.
People will really notice your skill when they hear you use multi-rhymes in your verses.
When you create multi-rhymes, avoid using a rhyming dictionary.
A. Rakim, Addictive
Thinkin' of a master plan
You know anything you need, baby, ask your man
mas ter plan-three syllables
ask your man-three syllables
mas rhymes with ask
ter rhymes with your
plan rhymes with man
See how multi rhymes work?
Study the below examples, then we shall work on helping you create your own multi-rhymes.
B. Eminem, Brain Damage
grabbed some sharp objects, brooms, and foreign tools
'this is for every time you took my orange juice
foreign tools-three syllables
orange juice-three syllables
foreign rhymes with orange and are slant rhymes
tools rhymes with juice and are slant rhymes(Say the word “juice” like you say the word “tools” and you will see how they rhyme)
C. Big Daddy Kane, Smooth Operator
Rappers act so wild, and love to profile
Frontin hard but ain't got no style
no style-two syllables
pro rhymes with no
file rhymes with style
D. Tupac, Hail Mary
Catch me father please, cause I'm fallin, in the liquor store
That's the Hennessey I hear ya callin, can I get some more?
liquor store-three syllables
get some more-three syllables
li rhymes with get
quor rhymes with some and are slant rhymes(Say the word “some” like you say the word “quor” in terms of sound and you will see how they rhyme)
E. Canibus, Get Off Ya Knees
Hip-Hop's habitat, Rip the Jacker's back
This is battle rap, def while I master tracks
Jacker’s back-three syllables
master tracks-three syllables
Jacker’s rhymes with master
Back rhymes with tracks
F. Kool G Rap, Road To the Riches
I was sort of a porter takin the next man’s order
Breakin my back for ? a shack for headquarters?
man’s order-three syllables
man, minus the “s”, rhymes with head and are slant rhymes(Say the word “man” like you say the word “head” in terms of sound and you will see how they rhyme)
My own multi-syllable examples:
I can’t be stopped, so people call me juggernaut
My strength’s just and fair while yall see muggers rot
You’re fighting the disintegrator so your body will dissipate
The inevitable destruction of your soul is only a minute’s wait
call be juggernaut-five syllables
yall see muggers rot -five syllables
minute’s wait-three syllables
call rhymes will yall
be rhymes with see
jugger rhymes with muggers
naut rhymes with rot
dissi rhymes with minute minus the “s”(Say the word “dissi” like you say the word “minute” in terms of sound and you will see how they rhyme)
pate rhymes with wait
Once you get better at creating multi-rhymes, then the other aspects of writing hip hop lyrics will be much easier.
Lets take this line:
My powerful status in life grows like a watered plant.
Lets just use the words “watered” and “plant” to create our multi-rhymes, for a total of three syllables.
You can either break up the word “watered” or find a word to perfectly rhyme with it. Lets break it up like this:
What words rhyme with “wa”.
Now, this can get tricky because you have to find a word that rhymes with “wa” that will obviously have more words and sounds but here we need to find words that have a similar vowel sound.
Lets find some rhyming words now:
wa-shop, chop, bought, taught, rot, watch, crock
Now lets find some words that rhyme with the second word of “watered” which will be “tered”.
*Always remember to say the rhyming words with the word that we are finding rhymes for.
tered- her, birds, nerd, merge, surge, turn, burn
Now lets find some words that rhyme with the word “plant”.
plant-tan, dance, pants, trance, band, land, grant
Now that we have a sufficient number of words to rhyme with, lets review what he have for “watered plant”.
wa-shop, chop, bought, taught, rot, watch, crock
tered-her, birds, nerd, merge, surge, turn, burn,
plant-tan, dance, pants, trance, band, land, grant
Now lets pick a combination of three syllables or three words that sound the best.
Here are some possibilities:
watch her dance, watch birds land, taught her dance, taught nerds dance, bought her pants
Lets choose: taught her dance
When you are creating multi-rhymes, use your imagination and have fun and enjoy the process. This will make you the ultimate rapper and hip hop song writer.
Here is what we have:
Suckas see that my powerful status in life grows like a watered plant.
I wonder who the lady dancing is and who taught her dance.
Here are some exercises to get you creating your own multi-rhymes. Just find rhyming words that rhyme with the multi-rhymes that are underlined.
1. Step up to da plate where you bring ya best game.
2. Don’t you know that I am the first draft pick of hip hop?
3. I am the fliest cat in da club and in your house.
4. You need to work on your rapping and the way you dress.
5. On the streets, I am the lion, in your kingdom, I am the true king.
6. I swallow weak rappers like you, I am the great white.
7. My verbal flow is the Atlantic Ocean, trapping you under the seas.
8. I shine on stage and on the television.(Note, the word television is four syllables long, so you have to find words that total four syllables.)
9. My recognition has taken me around the world.
10. Hip Hop Knights has taught me how to intelligently rap with perfection