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    how to master multi syllable rapping like eminem

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    Part 1 [BASIC]
    What are multis?
    Multi is short for “multi-syllable rhyme.” Multies
    are phrases in which more than one syllable rhymes.
    Multies can be double, triple, quadruple (etc…)
    rhymes.

    Normal rhyme:
    cat / hat







    Multi rhyme:
    my cat / hi-hat








    Or a



    longer multi: bit my cat / hit the hi-hat






    Southern rapper Ludacris loves featuring multis in his

    verses. His trademark delivery (in which he slows down

    and emphasizes the rhyming words above all others)

    works well when he slips in clever multis. Check out


    any Ludacris song for quality multis, or check out the

    lines below, which he spit during a freestyle while

    performing at Yale University.

















    my life savings
    made it in shows,


    Then lost it on my way to Yale, ‘cause I
    paid it in tolls



    pro example


    ludacris







    Lesson Part 2 [ADVANCED]
    Okay, so you’ve worked through the basic lesson
    and you want to take it further. The next thing you
    need to know is the difference between prominent
    (or “stressed”) syllables and silent (or “unstressed”)
    syllables. It’s the same thing that your English teacher
    was teaching you when you did that Shakespeare lesson
    on iambic pentameter. In this case, we’re going to use
    it to figure out how to create long strings of quality
    multis that flow well. The general rule is this: you have
    to rhyme with the prominent syllables; you can ignore
    the silent ones.
    Prominent vs. Silent
    The basic idea is that when you speak or rap there are
    certain syllables that you stress or put emphasis on
    and certain syllables that you don’t. When analyzing

    poetry, you’d place an accent mark (/) over the


    prominent syllables and a dash (-) over the silent
    syllables.
    For example, say this out loud:
    Today is the first day of the rest of my life
    Meter is a map of which syllables are stressed and
    which are not. The meter would be something like
    this:



    - / - - / / - - / - - / - - / - - - /

    today is the first day of the rest of my life



    This is a typical example because often times “little”
    words (to, is, the, of) are silent. Obviously, when we’re
    talking about a silent syllable, we don’t mean literally
    silent. Silent just means it’s not prominent.
    The simplest way of figuring out which syllables are
    prominent and which are silent is just to say the line
    out loud and listen to what you pronounce strongly
    and what you don’t.
    Why is That Important to Know?
    Because with multis it’s important to make sure that
    you rhyme with all the prominent syllables. You don’t
    have to rhyme with the silent syllables. For example,

    take this line:
    Behind my house is the most twisted of trees
    If I want to write a multi rhyme with “twisted of
    trees,” the first thing I need to do is figure out what is

    prominent and what isn’t. So I’ll map it out like this:


    - / - / - - - - / / - - / / - - /
    behind my house is the most twisted of trees


    All I really have to pay attention to is the rhyming
    phrase, “twisted of trees.” As you can see, the
    prominent sounds are “twist” and “trees.” The silent
    sounds are “ed” and “of”. That means that when I’m
    writing my multi, I need to rhyme with “twist” and
    “trees”, but I don’t need to rhyme with the “ed” or the
    “of”.
    So these work:
    Mystical knee
    Listen to me
    Mess with the bees
    Then I just pick one and write a line with it:
    Behind my house is the most twisted of trees,
    I always ignore the birds, but I mess with the
    bees
    Even though “ed of” doesn’t rhyme with “with the”, it

    doesn’t matter because they’re unstressed syllables.


    all u need is to buy a dictionary they show u the stress syllables

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    Interesting post dude, props.
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    Quote Originally Posted by THE FORT PROCESS View Post
    Interesting post dude, props.
    if u got any questions just ask me.

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    Do you spit yourself? Got any links to your work?
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    There is also software with millions of multis to choose from.....no joke. I think it even has updates on new lines and shit regularly. With that said..........story telling (flat out telling it like you feel without having to sound cool with multi syllables) will make a comeback......because lyrics will only get dumber and dumber as people try to think of what hasn't been said........example....

    Eating my popcorn, feeding my **** porn.. a bleeding sock on...10 o'clock morn,
    My jock torn, looking like a chicken pox swarm, burning hot..this is not norm.

    Dopest line in the world right there. (pats self on the back).

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE FORT PROCESS View Post
    Do you spit yourself? Got any links to your work?
    nah i don't rap im more of analyst

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    Nice post! This should be in the songwritting section

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    Did you write the book this is from??
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    Quote Originally Posted by 901_Rice_Street View Post
    Eating my popcorn, feeding my **** porn.. a bleeding sock on...10 o'clock morn,
    My jock torn, looking like a chicken pox swarm, burning hot..this is not norm.

    Dopest line in the world right there. (pats self on the back).

    Sounds like you ghostwrite for OFGTWA...I swear them dudes just be rhymin for the sake of rhymin lol
    likes this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f00t View Post
    sounds like you ghostwrite for ofgtwa...i swear them dudes just be rhymin for the sake of rhymin lol

    lmaooooo
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