MF DOOM’s 5 best rhyme schemes from Madvillainy

I recently wrote a Blog called MF DOOM FOREVER where I pay my respects to a legendary emcee that passed away on October 31st 2020. I clarified that DOOM influenced my writing skills/rhyme schemes.

From the moment I started listening to DOOM, I changed as a writer. I had improved my rhyme schemes, my wordplay, my storytelling and characterization. I showed you guys how my rhyme schemes has changed. MF DOOM changed my life.

Today I’m going to talk about MF Doom’s 5 best rhyme schemes from Madvillainy that will knock your socks off.

MF Doom's 5 best rhyme schemes from Madvillainy

You all set? Alrighty then! Let’s get cracking! 

1. Meat Grinder

“Trippin off the beat-Kinda 

Drippin off the meat grinder

Heat niner, pimpin’

Strippin soft sweet minor

China was a neat signer”

Holy fuck! The rhyme schemes here are fucking nuts. In the first 2 lines DOOM rhymed everything to the Goddamn syllable. 

Let’s break down the rhyme scheme quickly.

  • Trippin 
  • Drippin
  • Pimpin
  • Strippin
  • Beat 
  • Meat 
  • Heat
  • Sweet 
  • Neat 
  • Kinda
  • Grinder
  • Niner
  • Minor
  • China
  • Signer
  • Off 
  • Soft

Fucking amazing, right?

2. Figaro

“The rest is empty with no brain but the clever nerd

The best emcee with no chain ya ever heard”

Oh my fucking God! 

Once again let’s check out the rhyme scheme.

  • Rest
  • Best
  • Empty
  • Emcee
  • Brain
  • Chain
  • Clever
  • Ever
  • Heard
  • Nerd

Gee Whiz! This guy just rhymed 7 syllables in 2 bars. Truly awesome, right?

3. Figaro

“Off pride tikes now talk wide through scar meat

Off sides like how Worf rides with Starfleet”

How the fuck does he do it? Honestly WTF! 

Yet again, let’s have a closer look at the rhyme scheme.

  • Pride
  • Side
  • Tikes
  • Like
  • How
  • Now
  • Talk 
  • Worf
  • Wide
  • Rides
  • Scar meat
  • Starfleet

Another 7 syllable rhyme scheme. I don’t know about you but I’m still geeking out about it. 

MF Doom's 5 best rhyme schemes from Madvillainy

4. Meat Grinder

“…the van screeches,

The old man preaches ’bout the gold sand beaches,

The cold hand reaches for the cold tan Ellesses…”

Jesus. Awrighty, let’s carefully study this. 

  • Van
  • Man
  • Sand
  • Hand 
  • Tan
  • Old
  • Gold
  • Cold
  • Screeches
  • Preaches
  • Beaches
  • Reaches
  • Ellesses
  • Jesus

Are you impressed yet, guys?? I must be a super geek because I still can’t get over this. 

5. Curls

“His life is like a folklore legend

Why ya so stiff? You need to smoke more brethren

Instead of trying to riff with the broke war veteran”

Erm.. Need I say more? I’m done guys. I’m going to listen to DOOM! 

Allow me to express to check out DOOM’s entire discography if you haven’t already done so. 

So what are your favourite MF DOOM rhyme schemes? Feel free to hit me up on Twitter and Instagram, or via the site

Much Kink Love,


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