RapMetrics vs. [The Palmer Squares]: A (potential) bi-weekly series of Man vs Machine

The Palmer Squares is a group out of Chicago of two young white guys that rhyme well in cyphers and are distinguishing themselves from the group of Youtube cypher people by being slightly ‘darker’ (without having a horrorcore-y, ugly aesthetic) than the normal lyrical/miracle loser.  These guys rhyme in cool ways, I guess.  They put lots of stressed syllables together and actually forced me to slightly change how I search for word combinations.  It was a good thing because now I have more 4+ syllable, double initial-stress words in the corpus.

Anyways, in an email I got, a person kinda broke down their rhyme patterns:

The general idea being that they are carrying one big rhyme scheme R1:{go Snake Plissken, go Blake Griffin, OJ Simpson, rotate rhythm, whole face crimson, Cocaine sniffin, snow flake glisten} throughout and use some assonance here and there {so don’t hate, James Lipton, ain’t listening} and so on.

It’s kind of a cool rhyme and so I decided to find a shitload of rhymes that go with it.  If you go to www.rapmetrics.com/fuckface you can see the above scheme with the computer generated rhymes.  Here is a screenshot of 10 random rhymes with the scheme (over 6000 in the database for this scheme):

This was a fun little project to do.  If you want me to put RapMetrics vs [Your Fav New Artist] as a post on this blog you can email me at liban.aliyusuf [at] gmail dot com and I will maybe see how the computer does against another interesting verse.  For now here is a partial list of ~250 rhymes that go with the rhyme scheme R1:

go day livin
go day women
go day fixing
go way systems
go gray women
ol’ same visions
own wayne singing
smoke based printing
own day stricken
own my day thinking
whole state missions
cold day women
gold escape killing
gold chains linking
whole dayin in
yo face thickened
no way pimpin
no way pimping
old game systems
yo named dillon
yo named system
coach way pimping
coach away thinking
mo’ strange piercing
won’t stay hittin
snow today women
gon make children
fo space system
yo snake bitten
yo lake dillon
yo face thinking
yo day chicken
dope chain swingin
gon straight trippin
hold name william
know they save millions
spoke came pitching
those days wilson
whole way pimpin
old face victim
blow stay hittin’
blow today women
blow rays glinting
oak lanes linking
slow brain prison
go shape system
know unnamed infant
know named system
own age pimping
own aged villain
clothes days drinking
clothes days killed him
shows paint systems
gon’ stay pimpin
whole plate which in
yo day women
bone day fishing
know snake bitten
know gaze drinking
own paints women
own pain gripping
cold brain vision
cold grain gripping
cold rain thickened
dope estate bringing
hoe faced women
hoe remains chillin
coat detailed billing
whole freight shipment
whole eight hidden
whole blake griffin
whole kapi in
whole make million
yo aged villain
go great kingdom
go say pimpin
gon play kissing
home same living
they eight missions
close save lisbon
code made millions
flow che pimpin’
flow straight trickin
flow tape thickens
flow may fish in
gautreaux case system
hold faced nixon
jerome gave symptoms
joan plane fixed in
joan unnamed infant
ngo named william
o made millions
oh days drinking
slow saleswomen
whole page listened
wo play tricks in
closed main fishing
co weightlifting
co hey livin’
co straight snitchin
co raisin him
co freight shipment
co state switching
co scales thickened
co got eight million
co his great mission
cone strange kingdom
cone scales thickened
cone waste kingdom
cone his nails clicking
cone rate quickened
cone remains sticking
cone shaped thinking
flow takes shipping
folk named winston
know save millions
know stay winning
know stay distant
knows faiths living
knows came pitching
knows eight pilgrims
knows her name written
knows her gaze flicking
oats playbill from
oats delays bringing
composed estate children
home create christian
mon pain killing
clothes straight snitchin
cold remain chillin?
cold stay christian
cold tape thickens
cold chain swingin
cold eight missions
cold freight shipment
cold game chicken
cold weyl theorem
cold chains linking
cold delayed hearing
cold paved kitchen
cold failed children
cold makes shifting
cold days killed him
cold his name written
comb straight trippin
exposed plate brimming
flow all day fishing
flow now champagne spillin
flow like straight trippin
flow weyl theorem
flow contained chicken
flow humane instinct
flow saintship in
flow scales thickened
flow changed since in
hold jane england
hole named william
hopes make instant
known plain buildings
low day fishing
low days ‘ mission
low day stricken
mode gain given
old exclaimed lincoln
own gray women
own day stricken
own days killed him
exposed state prisons
loans made kingston
low gave dickens
nodes jail thinking
ol clay women
old face william
old face thinking
old way systems
own framed building
post jane england
roads straight pimpin
roads straight trippin
show case system
shown weightlifting
shown day fishing
shown straight chillin’
shown main fishing
shown eight hidden
shown strange chilling
shown his great mission
stone states building
thrown face sinking
vote may fish in
home lay blinking
joan late wisdom
joan plate which in
old play clinton
oaks day women
oaks day clearing
rohde change serum
rohde eight fishing
rohde lain hidden
rohde changed here from
yost came sigmund
alone days killed him
both save children
both great dictum
both great written
both create fiction
both re smearing
both failed children
chose eight kingdoms
foes lay near in
fold delayed hearing
go stakes sticking
gross named system
hoped grace william
old remain hidden
old make children
old pale children
rolls make million
show his escapism
show face flinching
show rain thickened
show obtain here in
show haines mission
show same kitchens
show his name written
show brave things in
sole my day thinking
sole this game villian
sole great hidden
sole no great buildings
soul named dillon
soul named winston
strokes make instant
ho changed since in
holds straight pissin’
jo make million
jo make children
loaf delayed shipment
loaf play kissing
loaf play tricks in
low eighth inning
low his escapism
low freighting in
low spaceship from
low delayed hearing

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