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"Finally! Who else wants to find out how to write killer hip hop lyrics and put your hip hop writing in hyper-drive?"
.....With these powerful hip hop lessons packed with tons of examples and materials, you can!

I. Poetry in Hip Hop

Poetry is the heart of hip hop, despite what the critics say. You must have some kind of connection with rhyming poetry in order to write hip hop lyrics. Poetry is music itself, despite the absence of a tonal center in spoken poetry.

Hip Hop artists have a very unique way of using the elements of poetry such as the metaphor, simile and internal rhyme. They use these and the other building blocks of poetry to create the rap songs that you enjoy.

Poetry uses meter, rhythm and sensory effects to project a picture and impression in its listener. The amount of words that are contained in one paragraph can be explained in a few words of poetry. In ancient African society, poetry was spoken to rhythmic drums long before hip hop was created. Great African chiefs also wrote poetry as well.

If you want to learn how to write hip hop lyrics and be able to rhyme, you have to be able to write rhyming poetry. Those of you who can already do this are basically one step closer. Now, you will learn how to write convincing hip hop poetry!

II. Writing Rhyming Poetry

You should start writing simple, yet clever rhymes if you cannot write rhyming poetry. Hip Hop requires that you write GOOD poetry if you ever want to perform in front of people, freestyle effectively and sell your own hip hop cds.

Method of writing rhyming poetry:

The last word in this poetry line is “score”:
I’m batting next, my teams needs to score
Jot down some words that rhyme with score, which should not be that hard:
chore, sore, for, poor, more, wore, your
Lets use the word “sore” for the second line:
I’m batting next, my team needs to score
I have been at bat so much, my arms are sore

Study these 2 examples:

Chillin’ wit my crew until night time
Watchin’ out for those who commit crimes
Gotta go to sleep I’ll have dreams of nice cars
I’ll need to buy gas made possible through wars
*When you pick a word to rhyme with a another word, think of a number of possibilities of how to use the word before coming up with your line.

Here is another example:

My sword will slice through the warrior’s shield.
Now what rhymes with shield?
yield, build, spilled, killed, field,
Lets choose the word field.
Now, lets think of a few possible ways to use field at the end of a sentence.
My sword will slice through the warrior’s shield.
Just like my team defeating your team on the field.
Or
My sword will slice through the warrior’s shield.
His army is losing and running away in the field.
Or
My sword will slice through the warrior’s shield.
While the scared citizens are crying in the field.
*Sometimes you will have to think of the different possibilities to come up with the best line for YOU. The one that you like the best.

Look at my poetry example and study it:

Walking down the street checkin’ the scene
Intimidating the opposition with eyes looking’ so mean
With the coke in my hand looking’ around
I need a place to relax, so I’ll go to a lounge
Waking up in the morning I see the sun
Fully rested I feel like one of the young
Summer has come now that school is out
I cannot enjoy the day because of the rain clouds

III. Poetry Writing Practice

Now I want to find rhymes to complete these sets of 2 lines. When doing these exercises, please avoid looking at a rhyming dictionary.

At the barber shop waiting for a cut.

My shades look so fly, I love to wear them.

I just bought my computer at a low price.

Someone stole my folder today at school.

California has nice beaches and homes.

My music will be sold in the store.

The concert was bangin’ with a large crowd.

My dog lives with me and is scary and mean.

The house I live in is really small.

Those gold chains sure did cost a lot.

Make sure that when you complete these more challenging lines that you write lines that are longer than in the previous examples:
After dinner, I feel lazy and will grab a remote and watch a movie.


The clown is funny while doing tricks with bunnies at the party.

The gates of the empire are closed to those whose minds are full of greed.

The panther grabbed and ate the prey and then went to guard the cave.

The ninja hid behind the bush ready to strike with the knife.

Now I bet those last few examples stretched your mind and made you think a bit. Sometimes you will have to sit down and let your mind wonder at the possibilities when you write hip hop lyrics.


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"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!

I. Introduction

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

IV. Review

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.

For a more comprehensive guide to learning how to rap, you can buy our ebook "A Guide For Writing Hip Hop Lyrics" at www.amazon.com or www.barnesandnoble.com For learning how to freestyle, you can buy our ebook "The Ultimate Freestyle Manual" at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com

"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!

I. Introduction

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.

II. Examples

A. Rakim, Addictive

Thinkin' of a master plan
You know anything you need, baby, ask your man
master plan-three syllables
ask your man-three syllables
mas rhymes with ask
ter your plan 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
profile-two syllables
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
Headquarters-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:
call me juggernaut
yall see muggers rot
dissipate
minute’s wait
call be juggernaut-five syllables
yall see muggers rot-five syllables
dissipate-three 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
III. Method
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: wa, tered

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.

IV. Practice
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.
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Examples From Hip Hop Artists

Use these examples as inspiration for creating your own ideas. Imitate them in any way you want to. Study them, embrace them and absorb these lines. Read them again and again. Imitating the following lines is crucial for getting the best out of your hip hop writing in this lesson. You will be writing lines like the pros in no time if you keep on working hard.

Use these examples as inspiration for creating your own ideas. Imitate them in any way you want to. Study them, embrace them and absorb these lines. Read them again and again. Imitating the following lines is crucial for getting the best out of your hip hop writing in this lesson. You will be writing lines like the pros in no time if you keep on working hard.

Common, The Hustle:

Beautiful minds grind, grind for the dollarin' Whether dice scholarin' or white collarin' We all taught hustle to prophet like Solomon The young play corners, Sean Jean modelin'

T.I., T.I. vs. T.I.P.

Still the same ol' me, With the same ol' glock From the first cd, With the Kangol top I was hollerin dopeboy when I first came out It seems like everyone in the dope game now man

Ludacris, Party No Mo:

you got more dough then homie you gon have to show me you never say it rains like Tony Tony Tony my Chevy's outside and it's sitting on Kobe's and I keep the hood with me like Obi Wan Kenobe

Slim Thug, I Run:

Its hot on my blok sumbody turn the fan on ive been paid im jus tryin to turn my mans on n get my breads strong, streets miss me wen im gone I put on for my city like jeezys song

Here is a sample of some of my lines:

My name is Rich H I come representin’ dressed so sharp If you don’t recognize it you are gonna learn da lesson hard Luxury, yachts with no other care in this dang ole earth People see me in magazines wondering how much I’m worth

Writing Rhyming Poetry

You should start writing simple, yet clever rhymes if you cannot write rhyming poetry. Hip Hop requires that you write GOOD poetry if you ever want to perform in front of people, freestyle effectively and sell your own hip hop cds.

Method of writing rhyming poetry:

The last word in this poetry line is “score”:
I’m batting next, my teams needs to score
Jot down some words that rhyme with score, which should not be that hard:
chore, sore, for, poor, more, wore, your
Lets use the word “sore” for the second line:
I’m batting next, my team needs to score
I have been at bat so much, my arms are sore


Study these 2 examples:

Chillin’ wit my crew until night time
Watchin’ out for those who commit crimes
Gotta go to sleep I’ll have dreams of nice cars
I’ll need to buy gas made possible through wars
*When you pick a word to rhyme with a another word, think of a number of possibilities of how
to use the word before coming up with your line.

Here is another example:

My sword will slice through the warrior’s shield.
Now what rhymes with shield?
yield, build, spilled, killed, field,
Lets choose the word field.
Now, lets think of a few possible ways to use field at the end of a sentence.
My sword will slice through the warrior’s shield.
Just like my team defeating your team on the field.
Or
My sword will slice through the warrior’s shield.
His army is losing and running away in the field.
Or
My sword will slice through the warrior’s shield.
While the scared citizens are crying in the field.
*Sometimes you will have to think of the different possibilities to come up with the best line for YOU. The one that you like the best.


Look at my poetry example and study it:

Walking down the street checkin’ the scene
Intimidating the opposition with eyes looking’ so mean
With the coke in my hand looking’ around
I need a place to relax, so I’ll go to a lounge
Waking up in the morning I see the sun
Fully rested I feel like one of the young
Summer has come now that school is out
I cannot enjoy the day because of the rain clouds

Here are more examples of hooks in which I would encourage you to listen on a recording which you can easily find on youtube:

A. Xzibit, Defari Herut:

Handle your business before our business handles you,
Mister X to the Z (and Defari Herut), one two,
Remain true, regardless what we go through
Yeah, handle your business so you can stand on your two
*Every line ends with simple rhymes.

B. A Tribe Called Quest, Award Tour

We on Award Tour with Muhammad my man
Goin’ each and every place with the mic in their hand
New York, NJ, NC, VA
We on Award Tour with Muhammad my man
Goin’ each and every place with the mic in their hand
Oaktown, L.A., Sam Houston, St. John

C. Kanye West, Robocop:

Cause I don’t want no Robocop
You moving like a Robocop
When did you become a Robocop
Somebody please make her stop
*Notice how the first three lines end with Robocop. You can use imitation in your choruses. Ad libs are also tools that you can use to spice up your rap songs when it comes to hooks and verses. You basically insert ad libs into the gaps of your lyrics or have them overlap your lines, you will hear them when you listen to hip hop songs.
*Check out the outro in Robocop. An outro is the conclusion to a song,unlike an intro. An outro is optional and you do not always need to put one in.

D. Nas, We're Not Along:

Where there's life there is water
We depend on mama nature
there's a message for tomorrow
Everything connects to you
Some say soon it will be over
You can see it in the weather
out of tune with mama nature
what you do comes back to you
Every Mother, every father
Raise your sons and your daughters
With respect and with honor
From the seed comes a fruit
Its an unbroken circle
All of life is universal
And we're all in the struggle
If i know one thin is true....
We're not alone[4x]
*[4x] indicates that section is to be repeated 4 times.
* As you can see, all of your lines do NOT have to rhyme in your hook but you want to make an effort to rhyme much of the time.

E. Ice Cube, Supreme Hustle:

Supreme hustle (uh huh), I got supreme muscle(yep)
I call em team tustle(whatcha call it?)
Supreme hustle(uh huh), I got supreme muscle(yep)
I call em team tustle(yeah yeah)
*The words in parenthesis are the ad libs that you will hear when you listen to this rap song.

F. Trick Daddy, These Are The Daze:

(These are the days)
These are the days (when we parlay)
When we parlayed (just me and my team)
Me and my team (out there livin our dream)
Ha, ha ha, Lord (look how far we've come)
Look how far we come (doin what we love)
Doin what we love (cause these are the days)
(ballin, we gon' hold on)

Examples of Freestyles

A. Canibus, It’s Logic

I'm the greatest scientifically inclined mind since Einstein
I write blue ribbon rhymes for Nobel Prize time
Tryin' to shine with the shit I invent
I know I ain't perfect, but I'm 99.9 percent
Which means I represent
and get deep in thoughts with philosophies
Yet he makes perfect sense mathematically
I happily accept any rapper's offer to challenge me

B. Mos Def Freestyle Lyrics

Me and sean j. both willing to be considerably
Shine like a good feeling to me
To all my people all originally all from brooklyn shows
Give the party people what they lookin for
And it's lookin mo' bright, my game mo' tight
Said it's alright, alright, I said this all night
Rockin all night, all night, we rockin all night
All my people in brooklyn, show yo' respect
*Freestyling takes lots of skill but it is effective when you do not think too hard and just flow with it. The ideas in this
freestyle by Mos Def is based on normal ideas. Try to tell a story when you freestyle.

C. Fabolous, Fab Freestyle

Yo, it's gettin' hard to dodge the women,
but I'm still pitchin' hard white balls faster than Roger Clemens - this line is a metaphor
y'all know the kid with the "O"s thats as large as linens, - this line is a simile
when it comes to selling trees--I'm as large as Timberland - this line is a simile
My lawyer got my charges slimin',
he said the only way you going upstate, if its along with women
*Don’t be afraid to include similes and metaphors into your freestyles as you can see in this above example.

D. Immortal Technique, Lion’s Den Freestyle

They say my words is sinister, so they plotting my death
Like nation of Islam ministers did to Malcolm X
But I'm never stressed, I stay with the gat in a Riot
Ready for beef like Chicago with my hat to the side
Glock and the clip, Locked and load with the Body Armor
Cold Blooded, I don't give a fuck about Karma

E. DMX Freestyle Lyrics

Slid into the shadows, cause I'm dark like that
I bark like that, jet black, but I spark like that
To make me have to swell one, eye up, lump up one head
Catch a body with the shottie, pump up one dead
Fat loops leather jackets, I bag it, along with
the jewels smackin tools out the hands of fools

F. Nas Freestyle Lyrics

Y'all know this shit right?
We gonna get it right, get high tonight
Funk Flex right? My first tool 22s,
I hung with crews and rocked funny jewels
first blunts, cutting class
first wifee had me nothing fast
Simile-A figure of speech that uses words such as “like” or “as” to compare two things that are unlike one another.

Examples of Similes

Study these examples carefully of similes:
1. The fast horse is like a racing car on the track
2. The poor man is as miserable as an unhappy Scrooge.
3. My basketball dribbling is smooth like butter.
4. The SATs are as hard as a Rubik’s Cube.
5. My dog is as happy as a child on Christmas.
6. My new suit looks sharp like a sword.
7. My sunglasses are as cool as ice.
8. The professor is smart like a computer.
9. The old man is as ugly as a toad.
10. The football player is as big as a tank.
11. The bird flies like an airplane.
12. The snail is like a rock that won’t move.
13. The boxer strikes quickly like a rattlesnake.
14. My mouth is sore like a loser.

Here are some similes from well known hip hop artists that you should look at:

A. Enter through your right ventricle clog up your bloodstream now terminal, like Grand Station. RZA, Triumph
B. Warm as the sun dipped in black. Lauryn Hill, Sweetest Thing
C. I keep one eye open like CBS. Jay-Z, Can I live
D. I bring the darkness to the light, split the atoms Its like watching the big bang emerge. Rakim, Holy Are You
E. I told the judge snakes slither like Sharon Stone. Nas, Take It In Blood
F. I’ll rip you down, take a chunk of you home like the Berlin Wall. Immortal Technique,
Creation and Destruction

Metaphor-A figure of speech that compares two things that are not alike.
Lets take a look at some examples of metaphors and how they can be used.

Examples Of Metaphors

Here are some examples of metaphors.
A. But my heart is a lonely hunter that hunts on a lonely hill
William Sharp, The Lonely Hunter

B. The streets were a furnace, the sun an executioner.
Cynthia Ozick, Rosa

C.The rain came down in long knitting needles. Enid Bagnold, National Velvet

Here are a few I came up with:

On the sidelines, my sprained ankle is a big red road block to the playoff destination.
The watery eyes flowing down the girl’s face is a flood that drowns all happiness.
My torso has more guts than a clutch player.

My lyrical power spits harmful radiation, mutating all of the defectors and haters into my worshipers.

II. Examples

Here are some examples from real poetry:
A. Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary. - dreary and weary rhyme
B. Percy Bysshe Shelley , The Cloud
I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers. - showers and flowers rhyme
C. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner:

In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud - cloud and shroud rhyme
Whiles all the night through fog-smoke white - night and white rhyme

Here are some examples of Internal Rhyme from real hip hop artists:
A. Rakim, Remember That:
Turn the beat up, I get lost in the mind come across - lost and across rhyme
the rhyme kick my feet up, then I find myself in time - rhyme and time rhyme
I was on a train, destination Marley Marl's domain - train and domain rhyme
I entertained things'll never be the same
I remember the spots that used to be hot - spots and hot rhyme
Just like the roof top, a place that only few can rock - top and rock rhyme
B. Nas, Halftime:
Before a blunt, I take out my fronts - blunt and fronts rhyme
Then I start to front, matter of fact, I be on a manhunt - front and manhunt rhyme
King poetic, too much flavor, I'm major - flavor and major rhyme
Atlanta ain't Brave-r, I'll pull a number like a pager - Brave-r and pager rhyme

C. Eminem, You Don't Know:
If there's a problem we solve it, if we don't resolve it - solve and resolve rhyme
It usually just evolves into one big brawl and we all get involved in it - evolves, brawl and involved rhyme
We should all get a merit, this much beef we inherit - merit and inherit rhyme
And wear it like a badge with honor, pass it around and share it - badge and pass rhyme


D. Tupac, Life of An Outlaw:

Dope got me hatin fiends. Scheme wit my team, just a chosen few - fiends, scheme and team rhyme
My foes victim of explosives. Come closer. Exhale the fumes
City under siege. It's like I can't even breathe - siege and breathe rhyme
I'm from the state of car thieves. G, deep from the street - thieves and street rhyme


E. Gang Starr, Brainstorm:

So I'ma flex my text just like a, major takeover - flex and text rhyme
Chumps pass the mic over
It's like a, warm sensation when my shells hit
You were wrong, you know what you did so you fell quick - did and quick rhyme


Here are some of my own examples that I created:

Holding on, keeping my head afloat on this hard traveled road - afloat and road rhyme
Coming into the pain fortress, need more to gain, carrying the load - pain and gain rhyme
Feel comfort to the beat, it’s what I need, to be the one who leads - beat, need and leads rhyme
Into the future, marchin’ on the pavement, preachin’ my statement - pavement and statement rhyme
Building my sand castle, I’m never rattled, on the streets - castle and rattled rhyme
Where I step the baby steps to make my destination
No hesitation here, I’m focused like a destroying laser
No handcuffs, no tasers, so hard in the sun I do labor - tasers and labor rhyme

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