If you believe that there are no words in the English language that rhyme with “orange,” Eminem is here to prove you wrong. If you put your mind to it, anything is possible.
So what words rhyme with orange?
There are many lovely words like “silver,” “purple,” or “pint” that don’t actually rhyme, but “orange” has to be the most well-known of them all.
The biggest error you could ever make in a rap fight is to conclude a line with one of those terms because your lyrical flow will be broken, and you’ll sound ridiculous.
Or so we believed, but one of the greatest rappers ever discovered the trick to make orange work as a rhymable word, and it’s actually rather brilliant.
The only way to make something rhyme with orange, according to Eminem, is to accept the fact that nothing actually does.
Instead, you should alter your tone and insist that orange follow your standards, refusing to participate in his little non-rhyming game.
When you recognized that nothing rhymes with orange, you turned it around and made orange sound like it rhymes with other things, Eminem said in an interview with Anderson Cooper.
The word orange doesn’t rhyme with anything, he said, which kind of pisses him off because I can think of many things that do.
Nothing will exactly rhyme with the term if you merely say “orange” and take the word at its value.
You can say something like, “I put my or-ange, four-inch door hinge in storage and ate porr-idge with Geo-rge,” if you pronounce or-ange with more than one syllable.
If it passes muster with the genuine Slim Shady, it must pass muster with us, and you may dazzle all your pals with his lyrical trick even if they don’t believe anything rhymes with orange.
The man is an extraordinary lyrical genius because, although accepting that there is no rhyme for orange with anything in the world, he yet manages to do so.
The Game just released the 10-minute diss track “The Black Slim Shady,” which is just one of many rappers taking aim at Eminem.
Even though the diss track claims that he “used to be like a rap god,” someone who can do the seemingly impossible—finding a method to rhyme phrases with “orange”—will always be superior to the rest of us simple humans.