Martin Connor is a music teacher & writer from Philadelphia, PA, with a music degree of high distinction from Duke University who is currently studying for a master’s degree at Brandeis University in Boston, MA, while focusing his research on the vocal melodies of the rap genre. He has contributed freelance articles to HipHopDX, Complex, and Pigeons and Planes, and had multiple articles from his website, go viral on BET, The Source, XXL, and MTV. He teaches rap lessons online through the music school LessonFace, and has a book, The Artistry Of Rap Music, forthcoming from the McFarland Publishing House, scheduled for release in late 2017, as a follow-up to his 2014 contribution to their anthology "Eminem & Rap, Poetry, Race." He welcomes all comments, compliments, insults, and restaurant suggestions at [email protected].

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  1. Dude, if you're heavily into rhymes, you should really look up and read about the guy who pretty much invented compound rhymes in the mid to late 1980s… Kool G Rap.
    Em, Jay-Z, Pac, Big Pun, all the these guys name him as an influence, especially on the rhyme scheme side of things.

    Most of his tracks have a ton of rhymes, that's his trademark… for example, check out his track, "Let the Games Begin".

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