Let’s look into the rhyme skills of 2pac. He’s a rapper known for his lyrical brilliance, making his lyrics connect with the audience on a level, which has never been replicated since. Check out the following quatrain, picked from one of his songs called “When we ride on our enemies”.
Am I wrong? Niggaz makin songs tryin to get with us,
Must be gone on stress weed in the West we trust
To the chest I BUST!, Then we ride ’til the sun come
shinin back to brighten up the sky, how many die
2-with us/we trust/bust
What you have is a rhyme scheme made up of single rhymes, but constructed very effectively. The rhyme scheme sounds hella good. It has a transitional element to it, a little scent of compounds and a touch of internals. I started talking like a cook. Let’s see.
Tupac starts off with a bar, where he has two internals and one end rhyme. Nothing special. Then, he starts the next bar with “type 1” rhyme, introduces two internals and then he has the end rhyme. Made the actual combination fit perfectly.
Next couplet, starts with the “3-2” combination, ends with a word which doesn’t rhyme with anything. Last bar, you can see the one liner. The rhymes in the one liner does not rhyme with anything else.
So what you have is internal, end rhyme. Start with the same internal type, introduce new type 2 internals, then end rhyme. One type 2 internal plus end rhyme, then finishes up with the one liner. Very seamless technique.
Can you try and replicate that rhyme scheme or it’s too hard for you? Perhaps the “sun/come” combination is an intentional rhyme? What do you think?