By Lingxiu Chong
Here’s another one we’re adding to our growing Foxgrove encyclopaedia of the technique and craft behind today’s pop music. Vox writer Estelle Caswell has just posted a succinct intro to rap rhyming, covering its early beginnings in 80s ‘spoken’ pop tunes like “The Breaks” by Kurtis Blow up to this current moment of highly innovative, complex rap put out by lyrical greats like Kendrick Lamar and MF Doom. What a great way to spend twelve minutes - this annotated video does a great job analysing rappers’ multi-layered rhyming patterns and breaks down the musicality behind their style.
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