But soon you start to suffer, the tune'll get rougher
When you start to stutter, that's when you had enough of
Rakim is such a skilled and experienced M.C. that any fool that dares challenge him in a rap battle will break down, start stuttering, and fail. Also notice the internal rhymes of “suffer” and “rougher”. Rakim was the pioneer of more complex rhyme schemes that influenced all future MC’s.
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