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But I’ve been freestyling and messing around with rhyming since I was 13. That’s when I really started listening to hip-hop music.
Hip-hop has survived as a sonic practice more than anything else. It’s an approach to music-making based in sampling and rhyming over beats, that’s proven far more versatile than its detractors thought it would.
I had one of those tape players with a strap on it and the orange button – the old-school recorder – and I’d record songs by Roxanne Shante, Run-D.M.C. and Biz, Markie. I’d try and learn the words. I’ve been rhyming since I was a young fella. I used to win talent shows by break dancing and rapping.
I started writing poetry when I was in the fifth grade, just rhyming in class.
I think, people look at me, and they say, ‘You were very aggressive,’ I say, ‘Yeah,’ you know, and I’ve made a better life for myself, for my son, so I should reflect that with my music now. I shouldn’t still be rhyming like that; that would be me lying.
All through childhood, I wrote verses and mysteries. There is, for me, one connection: structure. My poetry is metrical, rhyming.
When I started rhyming, my favorite rhythms were from John Coltrane and some of the things he did on sax. And certain rhythms that I hear on drums, I try to emulate with my words, dropping on the same patterns that them beats or them notes would hit.
I remember reading Dr. Seuss books, and he’s rhyming so many words together and I just loved the way it sounded. It became a challenge for me, to put words together that nobody would ever think about putting together.
When I’m rhyming it’s all in my head… Like the slaves, when they were picking cotton, they would block out their minds. They would sing.
The earliest English attempts at rhyming probably included words whose agreement is so slight that it deserves the name of mere ‘assonance’ rather than that of actual rhyme.
To me, playing an instrument and singing, all of these different things are just as natural to me as rhyming.
I love poetry. I love rhyming. Do you know, there are poets who don’t rhyme? Shakespeare did not rhyme most of the time, and that’s why I do not like him.
Versification is, indeed, indispensable for music, but rhyme, solely for rhyming’s sake, most pernicious.
When people ask me, ‘When are you gonna stop rhyming?’ I don’t know when I’m gonna stop rhyming because we all got situations. Even when I get 50 or 60 years old, if God spares my life, if I got false teeth and I’m still rhyming, I have to rhyme about that.
Back in the day, rappers were ‘bump bump bump ba bump ba bump.’ They was rhyming like that, but I was like, ‘bababa bump bump babum ba babump bababa bump.’
My parents went through the dictionary looking for a beautiful name, nearly called me Banyan, flicked on a few pages and came to China, which is cockney rhyming slang for mate.
Jigging veins of rhyming mother wits.
When you start rhyming, it’s hard to find things that rhyme with Yauch, Horovitz and Diamond.
No thesaurus can give you those words, no rhyming dictionary. They must happen out of you.
I used to see my dad and his brothers rhyming, and I knew I wanted to do that one day. I’m like any other boy, always wanting to follow in his father’s footsteps.
I’ve always loved rhyming. I love language.
I just think that rap takes way more slack than the video games and the movies. We don’t make guns. Smith and Wesson makes guns. Like, white people make guns and bullets, and all we’re doing is rhyming and putting words together.
I was able to make up lots of portementos, literally hundreds and hundreds of words… See, I find that mine don’t have any meanings. They’re not proper. Although I’ve got a great dictionary of them. It’s like the Cockney rhyming slang or something.
I believe that all blogs should have at least one set of rhyming words. Just because. Does. Fuzz. Was.
I fell in love with rhyming when I turned 13. I was in junior high. I got into it, but I wasn’t serious. It was just for fun.