M2M Day 330: The ultimate test of rhyming agility

This post is part of Month to Master, a 12-month accelerated learning project. For September, my goal is to continuously freestyle rap for three minutes.

Today, I didn’t have time to train, but I did have time to turn on a quick instrumental and see just how good my rhyming skills are.

In particular, I picked a high-tempo beat (well, actually, it’s fairly slow, but I rap it double time) and used my own site, syllables.co, as the source of random words.

Since the syllables.co corpus is large and inclusive of all types of words, it’s as close as I’m going to get to a fair test of my generalizable rhyming abilities, especially when tried over a fast beat.

So, here we go:

I’d say about 80–85% of the rhymes were solid, and the rest were a bit mushy. Interestingly, most of the mushy words were proper nouns, which makes reasonable sense, given that proper nouns can deviate further from common English word constructions.

Still, it seems that, for most words, especially when excluding proper nouns, I can find a decent rhyme or two in real-time, which I’m quite pleased about.

In fact, if I let myself freestyle around each word more topically, I think I can turn this slightly bumpy rhyming exercise into a compelling freestyle that lands essentially all of its rhymes.

I’ll likely give this a try tomorrow…

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Max Deutsch is an obsessive learner, product builder, and guinea pig for Month to Master.

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