Today, we’re looking at a couplet, from the “Backseat Freestyle” of Kendrick Lamar.
*The Rhyme Scheme Starts at: 2:29
I’ve got twenty five lighters on my dresser, yes sir
Put fire to that ass body cast on a stretcher
The Rhyme Diagram
I picked this couplet, because it consists of a few techniques that we’ve gone over. It has the double rhyming, internals and the Biggie type transition.
First the double rhyming can be seen as the 1-2, 1-2 combination. In between, we can see the internals, represented by the 3-3. The Biggie type transition comes in the first bar, where he rhymes “dresser/yes sir” one after the other.
Are you good enough to incorporate the 3 techniques in a couplet? Let’s see who knows their rhyme schemes. Write it as a comment below and you’ll get feedback on it.