Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Multi-syllable Brilliance!

When I first heard this lyric by Eminem it blew my mind. The multi-syllable rhymes here are just beyond amazing.

First off, nothing rhymes with orange. But this brilliant emcee manages to rhyme every syllable in orange juice THREE TIMES IN A ROW. Wow!

After that he rhymes every syllable in "chocolate milk" with "dropped and spilt."

Absolutely brilliant rhyming and delivery.

Think what you want about Eminem. I know that his subject matter turns a lot of people off but he is an amazing artist. The things he does with words is nothing short of brilliant.

Here is the lyric that made me a fan. The rhymes are in bold.

"kicked the door hinge loose and ripped out the four inch screws
grabbed some sharp objects, brooms, and foreign tools
'this is for every time you took my orange juice,
or stole my seat in the lunchroom and drank my chocolate milk.

every time you tipped my tray and it dropped and spilt.
I'm gettin' you back bully! now once and for good.'
i cocked the broomstick back and swung hard as i could
and beat him over the head with it til i broke the wood"

- Eminem "Brain Damage" from The Slim Shady LP

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