We have all, since kindergarten and through our middle school, been using tongue twisters for fun and even for competing. Tongue twisters used to be the most fun in school when there used to be a huge group of people and everyone fighting for their turn to show their exceptional ability to say weird words faster and out loud. So, here’s a fun trick to better your rapping skills. This really fun way of using tongue twisters can help you with articulation, flow, and speed as well. Tongue twisters for rappers are a gift from the literature world. The areas that it improves in rappers are articulation, enunciation, pronunciations, voice throw, and tongue check.
Some tongue twisters, you’ll find, are equal parts weird and tricky. Short tongue twisters like this one: “Luke Luck likes lakes. Luke’s duck likes lakes. Luke Luck licks lakes. Luck’s duck licks lakes. Duck takes licks in lakes Luke Luck likes. Luke Luck takes licks in lakes duck likes.” Try your luck, but check your time for this one. Or else, you know, you can move on from here to the ones down below.
Tongue Twisters with Alliteration
Alliteration means repetition of the same sound at the starting of consecutive words. It is fun, addictive and also very creative to make use of alliteration. Below given are some tongue twisters for rappers that have alliteration in them. Be ready with a notepad as well, in case you get some ideas for your own verses. FYI, these are creative. Alliteration is not hard (don’t know for the writer) but it is fun (even for the writer who wrote them)! Let’s get started.
“The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” This one liner, short tongue twister is considered the toughest tongue twister in the English language. This is because even if you master pronouncing it, it becomes difficult to repeat it back to back, and that too with speed.
The next one is the popular Peter Piper Picked tongue twister and there is but a slight chance that you do not know this famous tongue twister:
“Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
How many pecks of pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?”
If you say you had not, ever, before here, read the famous peter piper picked tongue twister, you were living under a rock. But good thing that now you have. Next up we have some short tongue twisters for rappers.
Here come the Bs that will leave you besmirching your name by behaving like a babbling, bumbling band of baboons! Stay alert:
“Brisk brave brigadiers brandished broad bright blades, blunderbusses, and bludgeons—balancing them badly.”
The other similar short one liner tongue twisters with alliteration include:
“Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.”
“The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.”
“Excited executioner exercising his excising powers excessively.”
“Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards.”
“How much caramel can a canny cannonball cram in a camel if a canny cannonball can cram caramel in a camel?” This one should be easy, come on!
Alliteration must have been fun to pronounce however, the next ones are difficult. Be prepared for the next level. Ready? Go!
Tongue Twisters with the Highest Probability of Getting Mispronounced
Below I have collected and presented some of the tongue twisters that will be mispronounced even by rappers such as yourself. Do not underestimate! Warning: this might leave you and others that are near you or are watching you, in splits and fits of laughter.
“Pad kid poured curd pulled cod”
This is another tough one, a very tough nut to crack indeed. Now imagine saying this 10 times, repeatedly!
“How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?”
We had you in the first half of the tongue twister, didn’t we? The latter part of the tongue twister is the most dreaded collectively by people as it is tough. You almost got this one right but then said “clean cream clan” and don’t even think of lying.
“Send toast to ten tense stout saints’ ten tall tents”
Now this one will surely drive even a saint up the wall. Tough. That’s all I have to say. Because the tongue twister, that I can’t. Remember, you have to say these fun twisters not just once, but back to back for at least 3 to 5 times.
“If you must cross a course cross cow across a crowded cow crossing, cross the cross coarse cow across the crowded cow crossing carefully.”
Get ready for some laughs for the next one:
“She stood on the balcony,
inexplicably mimicking him hiccupping,
and amicably welcoming him home.”
The next one will help you to get used to the sounds of St and Sk, get ready:
“A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk,
but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.”
Long Tongue Twisters That Will Help Rappers Most
Rapping verses are long. Small twisters are good for a start, but get ready for the actual act. Try to get a grip on the flow and also try out going with beats. Should be easy, eh?
To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock
in a pestilential prison with a life-long lock,
awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock
from a cheap and chippy chopper with a big, black block.
This one has been quite popular and many of you might know this next one from school days:
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck, he would, as much as he could,
and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would
if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
Now sit down, cause this one’s gonna take a while…:
Through three cheese trees, three free fleas flew.
While these fleas flew, freezy breeze blew.
Freezy breeze made these three trees freeze.
Freezy trees made these trees’ cheese freeze.
That’s what made these three free fleas sneeze.
God, how many Eees and Zees! Anyway, get some breeze as it only gets better for you rappers who are also somehow tongue twister fanatics (weird and strange you guys!).
The next ones are my personal favorites and are the best when it comes to tongue twisters for rapping. All you need is to get a flow with these tongue twisters and they will become super easy. Follow some beat as well:
“Any noise annoys an oyster, but a noisy noise annoys an oyster most.”
Liked the sound of it? Now that’s what I am talking about!
As he gobbled the cakes on his plate,
the greedy ape said as he ate,
the greener green grapes are,
the keener keen apes are
to gobble green grape cakes.
This one is a gift from Dr. Suess! Try it out, it is challenging but easy and so much fun! You can easily ask the kids around to join in as well.
Nothing slipshod drip drop flip flop or glip glop
Tip me to a tip top grip top sock.
Rap Lyrics That Are Tongue Twisters
The best tongue twister training for rappers can be rapping some of the already written rap songs. It will also help with the flow and beats that regular tongue twisters won’t be very helpful at. These are specially curated tongue twisters for rappers. Tongue twister raps like that of Twista and Eminem are the best for this purpose. Below is the final level in tongue twisters for rap. The lyrics of Eminem’s Godzilla’s fastest verse! Get your tongue twisting:
“Fill ’em with the venom, and eliminate ’em
Other words, I Minute Maid ’em
I don’t want to hurt ’em, but I did ’em in a fit of rage
I’m murderin’ again, nobody will evade him
I’m finna kill ’em and dump all the fuckin’ bodies in a lake
Obliteratin’ everything, incineratin’ and renegade ’em
And I make anybody who want it with the pen afraid
But don’t nobody want it but they’re gonna get it anyway
The next part goes like this:
‘Cause I’m beginnin’ to feel like I’m mentally ill
I’m Atilla, kill or be killed, I’m a killer, be the vanilla gorilla
You’re bringin’ the killer within me, out of me
You don’t want to be the enemy of the demon
Who went in me, and be on the receiving of me, what stupidity, it’d be
Every bit of me is the epitome of a spitter
When I’m in the vicinity, motherfucker, you better duck
Or you finna be dead the minute you run into me
A hundred percent of you is a fifth of a percent of me
I’m ’bout to fuckin’ finish you bitch, I’m unfadable
You wanna battle, I’m available, I’m blowin’ up like an inflatable
I’m undebatable, I’m unavoidable, I’m unevadable”
Let me know which ones you got right and which ones you terribly failed at, below in the comments!